Foundation Name Funding Initiatives Awarded per Application Process Due Date Contact Person
American Honda The American Honda Foundation reflects the basic
Foundation tenets, beliefs and philosophies of the Honda Step 1 – online eligibility quiz.
companies, which are characterized by the $20,000-
http://corporate.honda.co following qualities: imaginative, creative, youthful, $60,000 http://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/qui
m/america/philanthropy.a forward-thinking, scientific, humanistic, and z.display_question?x_gm_id=2587&x_quiz_id=
spx?id=ahf innovative. The Foundation engages in 1338&x_order_by=1
grantmaking that is consistent with these
characteristics. Grants are provided in the fields of
youth education and science education
American Legion Child To contribute to the physical, mental, emotional Application Robert K. Caudell, Executive
Welfare Foundation and spiritual welfare of children through the s must be Secretary
dissemination of knowledge 1) about new and Awarded for http://www.legion.org/documents/pdf/grantappli made American Legion Child
www.legion.org/cwf/gran innovative organizations and/or their programs one year; cation.pdf between Jan Welfare Foundation
tseekers/overview designed to benefit youth; and 2) already possessed 1 – Dec 31 P.O. Box 1055
by well-established organizations, to the end that of the Indianapolis, IN 46206
such information can be more adequately used by award year Phone: 317-630-1202
society. Grants must have the potential of helping
American children in a large geographic area (more
than one state).
Andrus Family Fund Applicants should carefully review materials Applicants should submit the online application and a To be 330 Madison Avenue, Suite
describing our programs and mission. In particular, (2-3pg) letter of inquiry.to include: a succinct considered at 30
http://www.affund.org/C applicants should pay special attention to AFF's description of the application organization; a brief the Jan New York, NY 10017
description of the project and how it accomplishes meeting, you
ontact_Us.html overarching grantmaking theme of the Transition
AFF's program strategies; information about the key should
approach (For more information about the participants, including staff members and beneficiaries; submit a Phone: 212-687-6975
Transition Framework, see and a section on how you envision the Transition letter of Fax: 212-687-6978
www.transitionandsocialchange.org). framework will be intentionally and consistently inquiry no E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
All applicants are required to join AFF in agreeing incorporated into your work. AFF makes its best effort later than Oct
not to discriminate in any way including, but not to conduct a preliminary review of an applicant's letter 1; for April,
limited to, access to program participation or of inquiry within forty-five days of its receipt. If a submit by Jan
employment against any person or group on the formal proposal is requested, AFF provides applicants 1; and for
with a detailed list of requirements including: Sept, submit
basis of race, color, religion, national origin,
description of the applicant organization, including its by June 1.
ethnicity, gender, age, disability, or sexual background, mission, and relevant experience in the
orientation. If a program is designed for a specific area for which funds are sought; a statement of need
population defined by any of these criteria, this for the proposed project; a complete description of the
policy shall be subject to appropriate adjustment in project, including your thoughts on how Bridges'
consultation with AFF. Transition framework will enhance and be incorporated
Faith-based organizations should carefully review into your work; the plan of operation for carrying out
the Advisory to Faith-Based Organizations on the the project; qualifications and experience of principal
staff members involved; the amount of funds requested
"Applying for a Grant" page of this website and be
from AFF; the duration of the project; measuring
sure to fill out the appropriate section of the grant success; an itemized project budget; plan for sustaining
application. the project post-AFF; and a list of board members,
advisors, and affiliates of the organization. Applicants
are also required to attach copies of the organization's
tax exemption notice and classification from the IRS,
and most recent financial statements.
AFF notifies applicants of its decision on the formal
proposal within ninety days of receipt of all materials.
Annenberg Foundation The Annenberg Foundation is a private family The Foundation is currently unable to accept 2000 Avenue of the Stars
foundation that provides funding and support to additional, unsolicited letters of inquiry or Suite 1000
http://www.annenbergfou nonprofit organizations in the United States and proposals. As the members of the Board of Los Angeles, CA 90067
ndation.org/ globally. Since 1989, it has generously funded Trustees determine the most effective means to ph: (310) 209-4560
programs in education and youth development; ensure the Foundation's strength for future fax: (310) 209-1631
arts, culture and humanities; civic and community grantmaking, we will keep you updated.
life; health and human services; and animal http://www.annenbergfoundation.org/grants/ email@example.com
services and the environment. In the meantime, grantmaking continues on an g
invitation-only basis. Grant making is currently
on an invitation only basis
Annie E. Casey ―Juvenile Detention Alternatives‖ We do not seek, nor often fund, unsolicited grant Ms. Carole Thompson / Mr.
Foundation We use our resources to partner with and forge applications. The Foundation‘s approach to grant Via e-mail Bart Lubow
collaborations among institutions, agencies, making focuses on making multi-year, multi-site on a rolling
www.aecf.org decision makers, and community leaders so they commitments that enable us to invest in long- basis firstname.lastname@example.org
can work together to transform tough places to term strategies and partnerships that strengthen
raise families. We fund research, technical families and communities. In any given year, we
assistance, and multi-site demonstrations that help have limited resources to fund additional,
service and support systems like public schools, unsolicited proposals.
juvenile justice agencies, and child welfare systems However, we do not discourage you from
get better results for kids and families. We directly sharing your ideas with us. If you would like the
deliver exemplary services, identify and measure Casey Foundation to consider supporting a
what works, and share lessons learned to specific promising program, practice, or policy
demonstrate the potential of reforming public that helps children and families succeed, send us
policies and services on behalf of children and their a brief description of the project and contact
families. information where we can learn more.
Atlantic Philanthropies ―Assist a relatively small number of proven or Atlantic considers proposals by invitation The Atlantic Philanthropies
promising organisations increase the reach only, primarily from organisations in (USA) Inc.
http://atlanticphilanthropi 125 Park Avenue, 21st floor
and quality of their programmes‖; ―Help Australia, Bermuda, Northern Ireland, the
es.org/ New York, NY 10017-5581
youth service providers do their work more Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the Tel: 212-916-7300
effectively. To do this, we support United States and Viet Nam. We search for Fax: 212-922-0360
organisations that provide a range of expertise institutions that demonstrate strong USA@atlanticphilanthropies.or
to service providers to help them improve organisational leadership, evidence of past g
operations, strengthen programme and current impact, financial soundness and The Atlantic Philanthropies
measurement and results, and better co- the capacity to implement initiatives and 1200 G Street, NW, 8th floor
ordinate information and resources‖; evaluate their success. Washington, DC 20005
Babcock Foundation ―We believe in the responsibility and power of http://www.mrbf.org/missionAndBeliefs.aspx
individuals — including youth and young adults — No
http://www.mrbf.org/ to improve their own lives and to act collectively to 1) Review mission, beliefs and program deadlines, 2920 Reynolda Road
increase opportunity for themselves and their description the board Winston-Salem, NC 27106
communities.‖; ―Young people can take on 2) Submit an organization summary reviews Email: email@example.com
by and large, grants are leadership roles that improve their own lives, make 3) Wait for foundation response proposals in Phone: 336-748-9222
given in the southeastern contributions to their communities, and prepare 4) Submit formal proposal June and Fax: 336-777-0095
states. them for lives of active citizenship.‖; ―Large-scale, 5) Foundation review application to October of
lasting change requires skilled individuals and determine approval each year
effective organizations working for social and
economic justice and a broad range of allies for
Bank of America The Neighborhood Excellence Initiative, our $200,000 Jan 1 thru 1.800.218.9946
Foundation signature philanthropic program, which recognizes, (Neighbor- Online Eligibility Quiz June 30
nurtures, and rewards community -based hood Secure e-mail info
http://www.bankofameric organizations, local heroes and student leaders builders); http://www.cybergrants.com/cybergrants/plsql/a https://www3.bankofamerica.
a.com/foundation/ working to improve their communities. We focus $5,000 (local o_gs_user.form?x_gm_id=1499&x_section_id=4 com/foundation/index.cfm?te
on areas such as: education, community heroes); 509&x_quiz_survey_id=2142 mplate=contact_us_here
development/ neighborhood preservation, arts and
culture, and health and human services.
Ben & Jerry‘s ―We focus on the types of activities and strategies (2 copies of) Initial (1pg) letter of interest to No dead- Review Committee
Foundation an organization uses for creating social change in include: description of organization and an lines, submit Ben & Jerry's Foundation
indication of competence in the area of this anytime,
any number of areas. The Foundation will only 30 Community Drive
www.benjerry.com/comp consider proposals from grassroots, constituent-led proposal, an outline of the project (who will So. Burlington, VT 05403-
any/foundation/ organizations that are organizing for systemic benefit, the design of the project, expected 6828
social change. We support programs and projects outcomes, 2-3 pgs overviewing the budget, Do not fedex,
that are examples of creative problem-solving.‖; income sources and expenses) fax or e-mail
―help ameliorate an unjust or destructive situation if invited for further consideration, submit a full
by empowering constituents; ―facilitate leadership proposal that consists of a 5pg application.
development and strengthen the self-empowerment
efforts of those who have traditionally been
disenfranchised in our society;
CarEth Foundation ―Promote the creation of a global community of Ranges up to Does not accept unsolicited proposals Please note Dini Merz, Proteus Fund Peace
shared values; Empower people who have been $20,000; Grants Manager that the & Security Program Director
http://www.proteusfund.o excluded from full participation and promote typically 101 University Drive Suite A2 CarEth 374 S. Brooksvale Rd.
Foundation Cheshire, CT 06410
rg/programs/careth- genuine democracy in the U.S; Promote peaceful around Amherst, MA 01002
has changed 203-439-0076
foundation/about conflict resolution and the elimination of the root $10,000 Tel: 413-256-0349 X 12 its structure
causes conflict.‖ 413-256-3536 (fax) 203-272-3027 (fax)
and no longer firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Lafitte ―Supports at-risk children and youth of all ages‖. We prefer concise, well-organized proposals. In The President, Ms. Jennifer
Foundation ―Prefer projects that make a big difference to few no case should the body of the proposal exceed Foundation Veretis
over a small difference to many‖. ―Remove 10 double-spaced pages. The Foundation prefers has no
www.charleslafitte.org/th barriers to full economic and social participation‖. proposals sent by e-mail. A brief letter of inquiry, deadlines or Jennifer@charleslafitte.org
efoundation.html ―Provides funding for conferences.‖ rather than a fully developed proposal, is an standard
advisable first step for an applicant, conserving forms. The Charles Lafitte
his or her time and allowing for a preliminary Foundation
response regarding the possibility of support. c/o Jennifer Vertetis
Due to the large number of inquiries we are 29520 2nd Ave SW
unable to respond to all requests. Federal Way, WA 98023
Charles Stewart Mott ―Strengthen the capacity of youth-serving organizations to $150,000 - Three broad themes ―rights, responsibilities and Letter of inquiry submitted
Foundation advocate for the needs of vulnerable youth‖. Committed $300,000 participation‖, ―strengthen the non-profit sector‖ and online:
to improving the "quality of life" of children by ―improve race and ethnic relations‖
supporting programs which encourage children to reach
their fullest potential. The best chance a child has to reach Letter of inquiry – describe the purpose and inquiryletterstep2.aspx
that goal is to be provided w/ sufficient education, health objectives of the project, general methodology
care, housing and love. Supports programs that deal with
and total cost of the project. If favorable
issues such as child abuse, foster housing, literacy,
educational advancement, after-school programs, hunger response is received, a formal proposal is
projects & the general well-being of children. Children's required.
Advocacy Program aims to improve outcomes for
children & youth of all ages & to maintain a vital, The Foundation is unable to accept grant applications
attractive community where children/families can thrive. from non501(c) 3 organizations or political initiatives.
Citi Foundation ―Prepare students for post-secondary education and Please note that all Citi Foundation grants https://www.citibank.com/citi/
careers by supporting programs that build both considered for funding are by invitation only. contact/form.htm?foundation
http://www.citigroup.com academic and career skills, and increase awareness The Citi Foundation does not review unsolicited
/citi/foundation/ of university and career opportunities‖; ―Build the letters of inquiry or proposals.
next generation of financial services industry
leaders by enhancing the educational experience of To be considered for funding, applicants must
business students through leadership development have IRS 501(c)(3) status and a Federal
programs, lecture series, case competitions and Employment Identification Number, or they
curriculum development. must be a registered school, university, or
Daniel and Florence ―To contribute toward reducing the level of crime A Full Proposal March 15th The President, Daniel and
Guggenheim Foundation in America‖ ―Increase the number of able students www.dfguggenheimfoundation.org/apply.html for the Florence Guggenheim
with advanced criminal justice training so that they Please describe your project, being sure to focus on the board Foundation, 950 Third
www.dfguggenheimfoun may engage in careers of criminal justice following: meeting in Avenue, 30th Floor, New
dation.org administration‖. ―Provides funding for training of A description of the workings of the project; May. York, NY, 10022
The total amount the project will cost;
local leaders‖. Seed money grants are made
The portion of the total to be paid for by our
available to organizations who address these areas foundation, listing any other sources of financing;
so that they may become self sufficient or attract Indicate the staff required to administer it, including
other funding sources. the ratio of volunteer to paid personnel;
The length of time the project has been or will be in
Describe the community the project will serve (indicate
age, sex, need, as well as total numbers);
Criteria that will be used to measure the cusses of the
Deer Creek Foundation ―The protection of basic rights as it related to the Up to A letter of inquiry Anytime Ms. Mary Hawker, Director,
Bill of Rights and the Constitution and education as $100,000 Deer Creek Foundation, 720
No working website it relates to this concept‖. The foundation is Olive Street, STE 1975, St.
found. seeking projects and programs that can be Louis, MO 63101
replicated locally and nationally. 314-241-3228
Eckerd Family ―The foundation will work proactively to promote The Fndtn A brief concept paper (< 3pgs). After a favorable Invited Board President, Joseph
Foundation and provide better care for delinquent youth. With a considers grant response, a formal proposal is filled out. throughout Clark, Eckerd Family
combination of advocacy and traditional requests www.eckerdfamilyfoundation.org/apply.asp the year Foundation, 3000 Bayport
starting at The submission of a proposal to the Eckerd Family
www.eckerdfamilyfound grantmaking, the foundation supports systemic Drive, Suite 560, Tampa, FL
$10,000. Foundation is by invitation. In order to be considered,
ation.org change to ensure that youth are properly assessed an organization must first provide the following: 33607
and placed, receive effective treatments and are A brief concept paper describing the organization, its 813-514-0858
able to return to their communities to pursue history, mission and a concise description of your
meaningful educational and vocational proposal stating what you wish to accomplish. Include
opportunities.‖; ―Ensure appropriate after care a clear description of what you are doing and how you
services to reduce recidivism and transition youth measure success. Ordinarily, this letter does not exceed
to education or vocation programs‖. Grants to three pages.
A list of your current board members and the Selected
augment best practices for practitioners to better
Financial Data form.
support the young people and families they serve‖. To download the form, click here.
The foundation explores educational opportunities The total budget for your proposal, the amount you
for youth and families through its Scholarship intend to request from the Eckerd Family Foundation
Initiative so that through a combination of guidance and any funding committed to date. They do not
and self-determination, grantees are given the impose an upper limit on proposals. The amount
ability to enable their participants to take advantage requested should correlate directly w/ the scope of the
of the full spectrum of possibilities that spring from project or program & the org‘s admin capacity to
manage the grant as well as interpret & report results.
education. Education = scholarships, out-of-school
Requests for large grants must be commensurate w/ the
activities, vocational education and alternative magnitude of the expected result or outcome.
Edna McConnell Clark ―Avoid drug use, teen pregnancy, and violence‖. Grants can Does not accept unsolicited proposals. Portfolio Manager, Woodrow
Foundation ―Transition to employment and self sufficiency‖. extend over Does accept completed ‗Youth Organization C. McCuthcen
―Help disadvantaged youth on a national scale‖. many years, Survey Form‘
www.emcf.org www.emcf.org/portfolio/youthorganizationsurve President, CEO Nancy Roob
Rather than design initiatives or programs itself, the operating y.htm
Foundation works to develop and expand a pool of expenses, and
organizations that can serve thousands more youth help grantees It focuses solely on high-performing
each year with programs that produce these build their organizations and believes that making
outcomes. The Foundation holds itself accountable organizational significant, long-term, financial investments in
for significantly increasing the number of low- capacity so they them (coupled with extra-financial supports) is
income young people benefiting from proven can improve an efficient and effective way to meet the urgent
services, and for helping to develop stronger, needs of low-income youth.
sustainable organizations that serve low-income increase the
youth on a significant scale. Recognizing that number of
young people are most at risk when they are not in young people
school or at home, the Foundation focuses they serve, and
primarily on organizations that deliver services and eventually
programming outside school hours. become
Evelyn and Walter Haas the Fund takes on complex and pressing problems, Clayton Juan, Grants
Jr. Fund such as promoting equal rights and opportunities Administrator
for immigrants, gays and lesbians, and reducing Temporarily only accepting grants on an invite- Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr.
http://www.haasjr.org/ racial and economic disparities in academic only basis. Fund
achievement to move people out of poverty and One Market, Landmark, Suite
into family-supporting jobs; We‘re supporting 400
community partnerships and initiatives that create For further questions, please contact: Clayton San Francisco, CA 94105
opportunities for people from all backgrounds to Juan, Grants Administrator Telephone (415) 856-1400
enjoy the arts and the outdoors, to learn, and to find
help in times of need.
Ford Foundation Addressing economic, social and political Submit general grant inquiry Application office-
inequality requires measures that account for the (http://www.fordfound.org/grants/inquiry/usa/3/e -s are email@example.com
www.fordfound.org/ critical role of education in society. Our work n) considered
supports education reform that improves the life throughout
chances of young people from marginalized groups If submission is favorable, contact will be made the year
by expanding access, improving quality and to discuss ideas in greater detail in order to help
boosting student outcomes. working with social shape a full proposal.
justice movements and networks; sponsoring
research and dialogue; creating new organizations;
and supporting innovations that improve lives.
These methods of problem-solving reflect our
values and the diverse ways in which we support
Goldman Sacs To develop the abilities of promising high potential Rarely will a grant be made in response to an No fixed The Goldman Sachs
Foundation youth worldwide; To support high quality unsolicited proposal. deadlines, Foundation
education for young people in leadership, grants 85 Broad Street, 22nd floor
http://www2.goldmansac entrepreneurship and business education; To 2pg letter of inquiry from prospective applicants awarded New York, NY 10004
hs.com/foundation/ enhance academic performance and prospects for explain their ideas informally – describe the throughout
program, its mission, accomplishments, budget the year.
life achievement of students at the secondary
size and current funding needs; documentation of
school level results achieved to date, published program
description and/or brochure, is highly desirable;
George Gund Foundation Foundation‘s desire to help vulnerable populations Ideas/Discussion for Proposals Deadlines for Marcia Egbert, Senior
achieve access to health insurance, the legal www.gundfdn.org/HOW/how_proposal.asp submitting Program Officer, Human
www.gundfdn.org system, community support following release from All proposals must include a climate change proposals for Services
prison and safe and affordable reproductive health statement, a brief explanation of what the firstname.lastname@example.org
at the next
services. organization is doing or considering to reduce or regularly 216-241-3114
to eliminate its impact on climate change. The scheduled
―needs of those most at-risk of being left out of the Foundation‘s website, www.GundFdn.org, meeting of
social and economic transformation.‖ ―Improved includes resources to assist grantees with this the Trustees
Foster Care and Adoption Systems‖. ―Community task. In this same spirit, we ask that are December
support following release from prison‖. organizations do not submit proposals in 15, March
―Nonpartisan voice on non-profits in policy notebooks, binders or plastic folders and print 15, June 15
deliberations that directly affect their program proposals on both sides of each sheet of paper.
priorities.‖ Must be ―National Policy Making‖ if Applicants also must include a completed Grant 15.
we are to apply as they put some funds aside for Application Cover Sheet, which is signed by the Proposals are
this. organization‘s board chair and executive due the next
director. business day
Proposals are considered by the Foundation‘s Trustees if a deadline
in March, June, September and December. falls on a
Harry and Jeanette ―at-risk and vulnerable populations‖ and A letter of inquiry (< 3pgs, Times New Roman Grants Intake Manager
Weinberg Foundation ―addictions‖ and ―workforce development‖. A 11+); August 3, 2009 – August 31, 2009 The Harry and Jeanette
whole area on employment with a specific mention Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) should be submitted; Weinberg Foundation, Inc.
www.hjweinbergfoundati of ―offender reentry‖. September 1, 2009 – September 30, 2009 7 Park Center Court
on.org/index.htm Notification of Interest in LOI will be Owings Mills, MD 21117
STEP 1 – LETTERS OF INQUIRY communicated; November 2, 2009 – November Fax: 410-654-3943
Letter of Inquiry - General Operating Support 30, 2009 Full Grant Proposals Due; November E-mail:
Letter of Inquiry - Program Support 2, 2009 – January 15, 2010 Review of Grant grantsintake@hjweinbergfoun
Letter of Inquiry - Capital Project Proposals; December 1, 2009 – January 15, dation.org
August 3, 2009 – August 31, 2009 2010 Grant Decisions Made and Communicated
The Weinberg Foundation will accept Letters of LOIs may be submitted by e-mail, fax, FedEx, or
Inquiry (LOI). LOIs must be received by August regular mail. If the LOI does not follow the
31, 2009. LOIs received after August 31, 2009, will suggested format, it will be returned for
be returned to you and can be resubmitted in the corrections. E-mailed LOIs need to follow the
next grant cycle in January 2010. suggested format and include two electronic
Hazen Foundation A high quality education as a basic civil right for The Hazen Foundation no longer accepts RFP‘s are Edward W. Hazen Foundation
all students. The need for equitable and effective unsolicited proposals or letters of inquiry; distributed 90 Broad Street, Suite 604
http://www.hazenfoundat means for educating all children to achieve at high instead the foundation will bi-annually issue in late Jan New York, NY 10004
ion.org/ levels, and to be properly prepared to enter requests for proposals (RFP) and calls for letters (for Spring Phone: 212-889-3034
adulthood with the knowledge, skills and of inquiry. We have therefore undertaken to cycle) and Email:
experience needed to lead engaged and productive provide sustained support to groups in four late June email@example.com
lives. The value of public schools as the most targeted sites, New York City, Los Angeles (for Fall
viable venues for equitable education, and as a Unified School District, Mimi/Dade County and cycle) to
democratizing force in our society. The need to the Delta region of Mississippi. eligible
build public and political will for sustained organi-
investment in the education and development of Organizations that wish to receive a RFP should zations
young people, particularly youth of color and low- call the Foundation and leave a message on
income youth. Transformation of the lives and voicemail extension #24 or submit a request with
future of low-income youth and youth of color organizational contact information through email
requires their active engagement in strengthening to hazen@hazenfoundation .org (subject: RFP
the schools, communities and society where they Request).
grow and develop.
Hearst Foundations Education: ―interests are focused on endowed Education – general proposal requirements Open The Hearst Foundations
scholarships, as well as compelling programmatic include: proposal narrative, institutional info and submis-sion 90 New Montgomery Street
www.hearstfdn.org/ and capital initiatives that advance an institution‘s attachments. process and Suite 1212
ability to provide quality education.‖ http://www.hearstfdn.org/fp_education.html proposals San Francisco, California
**only one proposal per Social Service: ―interests include family support are 94105
organization will be services, domestic violence and child abuse Social Service – brief cover letter, 1pg executive accepted Telephone: 415-908-4500
reviewed within the prevention, after-school programs, youth summary, 5pg proposal narrative and and Fax: 415-348-0887
calendar year.** development, literacy, housing and homelessness, attachments (do not fax or e-mail) reviewed
job training, economic development, and programs http://www.hearstfdn.org/gl_application.html throughout
for older adults.‖ Executive Summary the year.
Briefly summarize the key points of your proposal, describe
the purpose and relevance of your request, and indicate the
The Hearst Foundations work with comprehensive dollar amount of the grant that you are seeking.
direct-service organizations that foster effective Narrative
solutions to social and economic problems. Priority Organizational History and Purpose:
is given to efforts that enable children, youth and Statement of Need:
families to lead productive and independent lives. Evaluation:
The Foundations‘ interest include family support Conclusion:
services, domestic violence and child abuse Attachments
prevention, after-school programs, youth The following supporting documentation is necessary to ensure
a complete and fair review of your grant application.
development, literacy, housing and homelessness, Organizational operating budget for the previous and current
job training, economic development, and programs fiscal years and explanation of any deficits. Program budget for
for older adults. the previous and current fiscal years. List of foundation and
corporate grants for the previous and current fiscal years, for
both the organization and program. Include the dollar amounts
of each grant of $50,000 and above. Current market value of
institutional endowment. Names and primary affiliations of
officers and board members.
Current IRS documentation certifying that the applicant is tax-
exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
and not a private foundation under Section 509(a). The
applicant should be listed in the current IRS Cumulative List of
Tax-Exempt Organizations (Publication 78). Most recent
audited financial statements. If you are presenting a qualified
audit, please explain corrective action.
Most recent annual report.
Supplemental Materials should be held to a
Heinz Family We work to create positive change across the The Heinz Family Foundation does not consider Washington
Philanthropies philanthropic spectrum with particular interest in health unsolicited requests for grants. The Heinz Family Heinz Family Philanthropies
care, women and health, and the environment. The Heinz Foundation makes grants only to prior selected 1101 Pennsylvania Ave. NW,
Family Philanthropies works as an operating foundation; organizations that are public charities as described in Suite 350
as a result, very few unsolicited grant proposals are Section 501(c)(3). The Heinz Family Foundation is not Washington, DC 20004
rg/aboutus/philanthropies permitted by the U.S. government tax laws to make (202) 393-1244
funded. The Heinz Family Philanthropies is taking a
_02.html grants to individuals or organizations unless they are a
leadership position in the national discussion on issues
involving: The environment; Human Health and aging; qualified 501(c)(3) public charity in the United States. Pittsburgh
Women's economic opportunities; Cultural and societal Heinz Family Philanthropies
enrichment. To fuel progress, we concentrate a significant 625 Liberty Ave, Ste 3200
portion of our energies on educating the people who Pittsburgh, PA 15222
influence social policy in these areas. In particular, we (412) 497-5775
focus on those who write the laws and cast legislation-
Hitachi Foundation ―address conditions that perpetuate economic Web-based proposal idea submission for non- Renata Hron Gomez, Senior
isolation in America through business-community profits; does not accept unsolicited proposals Program Officer, 760-652-
www.hitachifoundation.o partnerships‖. ―Invest in corporate citizenship‖. 1099
rg The Hitachi Foundation is one of the partners in the www.hitachifoundation.org/grants/guidelines/ind
National Fund for Workforce Solutions. ex.html#online
International Youth Those programs identified and supported by IYF IYF provides grants to its global network of International Youth
Foundation and its partners are preventive in nature and partner organizations only. It does not accept Foundation,
promote the confidence, character, competence, unsolicited proposals. IYF believes that support 32 South Street, Suite 500,
http://www.iyfnet.org/sec and "connectedness" of young people to their is best offered by those closest to local realities. Baltimore, MD 21202, USA
tion.cfm/32 family, peers, and community. Programs provide For this reason, its grantmaking is directed at its Tel: +1 410 951 1500
support and services in such areas as vocational global network of partner Fax: +1 410 347 1188
training, health education, recreation, cultural foundations/organizations who identify E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
tolerance, environmental awareness, and the promising and effective programs and make
development of leadership, conflict resolution, and grants to expand or adapt individual programs.
decision-making skills… The net aim of these
efforts is to increase the effectiveness, scale, and
sustainability of proven approaches to meeting
young people's needs.
Jack Kent Cooke The Foundation supports youth education by
Foundation investing in organizations that expand learning
opportunities for high-achieving, low- to moderate-
http://www.jkcf.org/ income students…Our youth education programs
offer direct support to students as well as grants for
schools and out-of-school programs, summer
enrichment activities, specialized education courses
James Irvine Foundation The guiding principle in all our activities is the idea
of expanding opportunity, whether it is by helping
http://www.irvine.org/ youth navigate critical transitions in their lives, by
fostering creativity and nurturing a rich cultural
environment, or by improving decision making on
critical issues facing California today and into the
future. Our vision is a state where full and active
participation by all Californians becomes a reality.
JEHT Foundation Criminal and Juvenile Justice; Brings the latest Currently, the foundation is not accepting President, Robert Crane
research and best practices to bear on criminal and applications. Organizations currently receiving
www.jehtfoundation.org juvenile justice efforts to make the system more funding may submit a letter of inquiry for a new
fair and improve public safety. idea (< 3pgs)
Knight Foundation ―organizations with high impact for achieving Complete online letter of inquiry:
social change‖ and ―develop strategies for large www.knightfoundation.org/grants/
www.knightfoundation.or scale action‖; ―citizenship, civic education and Initial response within 3 months. If approved,
g active involvement‖ for those most unlikely to send in a full proposal
participate in such efforts. As a national Here are five basics components we are looking
foundation with local roots, we seek opportunities for in your ideas:
that can transform both communities and Discovery of the facts.
journalism, and help them reach their highest The vision to see what's possible.
potential. We believe nothing big happens without The courage to push for change.
a big idea, nothing new without a new idea. In The know-how to get it done.
every project we fund, the idea comes first. The tenacity that gets results.
If you believe your grant opportunity fits these
criteria, we want to hear from you.
Knight Foundation Submitting a grant proposal to Knight
Foundation requires a few easy steps. The first
step is to complete the following online inquiry.
There are no deadlines to submit an inquiry.
Kresge Foundation Education – Our grantmaking is rooted in a desire http://www.kresge.org/index.php/our_grants/ind The Kresge Foundation
to overcome systematic inequities in early ex/ 3215 West Big Beaver Road
http://www.kresge.org/in childhood and higher education and to provide life- Troy, Michigan 48084
dex.php changing educational opportunities to those who After reviewing the Challenge Grant checklist in
have been excluded. We support organizations and order to prepare for the application process, Phone: 248-643-9630
institutions endeavoring to educate a workforce that submit a letter of intent with the foundation Fax: 248-643-0588
can compete successfully in the global economy. online, include challenge grant information
Our top four values in this field are: providing found on their website. Or e-mail the grants inquiry
opportunity and access, promoting diversity, coordinator:
supporting environmental conservation, and http://www.kresge.org/index.
creating community impact. (Grants include php/contact_us/form/
facilities capital grants, general operating support,
growth capital grants, planning grants, program-
related investments, program support)
Lily Foundation ―Lilly Endowment exists to support the causes of Preliminary letter of no more than 2 pages. Tell Grant- Grant Services Office, Lilly
religion, education and community development. about the organization, the project you have in review Endowment Inc. 2801 N.
www.lillyendowment.org The Endowment affords special emphasis to mind, the amount of support you will need from process Meridian St.
/theendowment.html projects that benefit young people and promote us. takes 3-6 P.O. Box 88068
leadership education and financial self-sufficiency months; Indianapolis, IN 46208-0068
in the nonprofit, charitable sector.‖ ―We also are In case of further consideration, there may need Grants Phone: 317-924-5471
interested in initiatives that benefit youth, that be a full proposal submitted. (DO NOT FAX) considered Fax: 317-926-4431
foster philanthropic leadership education among in Mar,
nonprofit institutions, and that promote the causes June, Sept,
of philanthropy and volunteerism.‖ Nov, & Dec
Lumina Foundation ―The students are ages 18-24‖. ―Propose projects Typically 3-5pg letter of inquiry – should include Accepted newinquiry@lumina
and activities that involve communities, families $150,000; responses to questions posted on the website Year Round foundation.org
www.luminafoundation.o and students in promoting educational access and Average
rg success.‖ ―Address issues that effect access and $400,000;
attainment of post-scondary education‖. Range 1-3 yrs
Lynde and Harry Bradley The Foundation continues its historic commitment 2008 1) prepare a brief letter of inquiry – describe the Full pro- The Lynde and Harry Bradley
Foundation to helping ensure widest possible universe of education organization and its intended project. posals Foundation
educational options for all parents in Milwaukee average ~ 2) if accepted, organization will receive an invite should be The Lion House
www.bradleyfdn.org/ and around the country. This commitment includes $26,000; to submit a formal proposal which should submitted 1241 North Franklin Place
supporting school choice and charter schools, ranges from include another letter – more-thorough by 2/1, 5/1, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2901
efforts to improve curricula, standards, and $10,000 to description of the project, its objectives and 8/1, and
accountability, and gifted education. $3,000,000 significance, qualifications of groups and 11/1 (414) 291-9915
individuals involved, project budget, specific Fax: (414) 291-9991
amount being sought, and a list of other sources
of support. (also include grantee tax-emempt
status info - http://www.bradleyfdn.org/pdfs/F-
MacArthur Foundation Research/model programs/policy analysis/public http://www.mac The foundation is not accepting unsolicited email@example.com
education aimed at promoting more effective found.org/site/c proposals for work in juvenile justice at this
www.macfound.org Juvenile Justice System Across US; specific areas .lkLXJ8MQKr time. Recipients are identifited through staff
of reform include greater use of evidence-based deliberations resulting from consultations with
practices, improving aftercare and mental health Grantmaking__ current grantees, lead organizations in the states
services and increasing community-based Juvenile_Justic and others in the field.
alternatives to confinement. e__Recent_Gra
McCormick Foundation The Education Program seeks to create a statewide Before submitting a proposal, send a letter of For the Conferences@McCormickFo
(9/28/09 Conference system that provides access to quality early care inquiry no later than November 1 that describes, conference undation.org
Series Open) and education for all children ages birth-to-five and in <2 pages, the nature, purpose, and cost of the in 2010,
improves the quality of programs serving those proposed program. The letter should also outline must
http://www.mccormickfo young children in low-income communities in the the need for the program and the qualifications receive
undation.org/ Chicago region. of the organization. proposal no
Reflecting Col. Robert R. McCormick's wishes that later than
http://www.rrmtf.org/con his bequest be used for "religious, scientific, The Foundation staff will then help the August 28,
ferences/conferencepropo literary or educational purposes…," the organization determine whether to submit a 2009
sals.aspx McCormick Foundation maintains a strong formal proposal. The Foundation‘s board of
commitment to education. In 1993, responding to directors considers most education grant requests
new research in brain development and its effect on in May of each year. Proposals are due no later
early learning, the Foundation's board of directors than February 1.
changed the direction of the Education Program to
focus on the needs of Chicago's youngest children.
Merck Family Fund Youth Organizing Letter of inquiry, no more than 2 pgs – describe the Submit Jenny Russell, Executive
With proper training and support, youth are best project, its purpose, its likely impact, and the amount letters of Director
http://www.merckff.org/p positioned to be their own advocates and spokespeople as being requested; describe the organization and the inquiry any Merck Family Fund
well as leaders in the community and of movements for overall budget. Acceptance is followed by an invite for
rograms.html time, hard 303 Adams Street
social change. a full proposal (directions found on the website.)
http://www.merckff.org/grantguidelines.html copy is Milton, MA 02186-4253
Involve youth in the design, operation, and evaluation of
a project; Train youth to learn skills, develop The Fund supports work by communities with few preferred.
relationships, and gain experience while making a resources who are confronting significant social, full prop
positive impact on the community; Support youth to economic, and environmental challenges. The two Deadline
research issues of concern, design strategies for change, areas of focus for the Fund are to a) create green and will be Feb
and implement action plans; and Identify youth as open space, and b) support youth as agents of social 1 & Aug 1,
important stakeholders in the health and well-being of the change. Limited to programs in New York, New York; 2010
community. Providence, Rhode Island; and Boston, Massachusetts.
MetLife Foundation The goal is to empower people to lead healthy, Requests must be made in writing and should Requests MetLife Foundation
productive lives and strengthen communities. include the following information: A brief accepted 1095 Avenue of the Americas
http://www.metlife.com/a Underlying the Foundation's programs is a focus on description of the org, legal name, history, and 40th Floor
bout/corporate- education at all ages and a commitment to activities, purpose and governing board; The reviewed New York, NY 10036
profile/citizenship/metlife increasing access and opportunity. The Foundation purpose for the grant; The amount request and a throughout
-foundation makes grants in health, education, civic affairs and list of other sources of financial support; A copy the year; if
culture. of the org‘s most recent audited financial necessary
statement; A copy of the IRS determination letter there may
indicating 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status as an orga be request
that is not a private foundation; A copy of the for a more
org's most recent Form 990-Income Tax Return formal
of Organization Exempt from Income Tax; proposal
Name, e-mail address and phone number of
primary contact person.
Morgan Family The Foundation supports efforts to expand For capital The foundation accepts proposals by invitation Morgan Family Foundation
Foundation educational opportunities at all levels. We are projects, grant only. The process is initiated by an invitation P.O. Box 1742
particularly interested in programs that: Encourage size will equal from a Board Member or the Foundation‘s Los Altos, CA 94023-1742
Youth and Education Grants
http://www.morganfamil a love of learning early, before children reach no more than Program Director.
Linda Verhulp, Executive
yfoundation.org/ kindergarten & Motivate students to achieve and 10 % of the Director
gain the skills that allow them to reach their total 650.941.8802 tel.
academic and career goals, including vocational campaign. firstname.lastname@example.org
Help youth develop the life skills, attitudes, and
internal resources to make informed and
responsible life choices.
Provide opportunities for creative expression and
physical well-being, and enhancement of individual
strengths. Programs that foster leadership
development are of particular interest.
Nellie Mae Education To stimulate transformative change of public Application through invitation – noncompetitive At this 1250 Hancock Street, Suite
Foundation education systems across New England by growing review process time, they 205N
a greater variety of higher quality educational do not Quincy, MA 02169
www.nmefdn.org/ opportunities that enable all learners – especially Or anticipate Phone: (781) 348-4200
and essentially underserved learners– to obtain the issuing any Toll-Free: (877) 635-5436
skills, knowledge and supports necessary to Invitation for application via request for proposal requests for Fax: (781) 348-4299
become civically engaged, economically self- – competitive review process proposals in General Information on
sufficient life-long learners. 2009. Grants and Programs:
We must improve academic outcomes for a much Stephanie Cheney, Grants
greater number of students. We also need to Manager 781-348-4240 or
minimize the number of students - especially those email@example.com
from underserved populations - who dropout. To
serve these interrelated purposes, we need to
improve the quality and increase the variety of our
educational pathways by investigating how to
better engage and retain students.
Norman Foundation promote economic justice and development through 2-3 pgs Letter of inquiry: should include: 7/15/09– We now accept letters of
community organizing; http://www.normanfdn.org/application.html Civil inquiry by email (PDF files only)
www.normanfdn.org/ work to prevent the disposal of toxics in communities, Rights; to firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax or
and to link environmental issues with economic and social by regular mail. Do not send
Full proposal upon positive response to letter 12/1/09–
justice; duplicate copies.
promote civil rights by fighting discrimination and Environ. 147 East 48th Street - New York,
working for equity. Our current priority for Civil Rights Justice; NY 10017
grantmaking is public education equity, with an emphasis TBA–Econ. Tel: (212) 230-9830
on parent and youth organizing. Justice Fax: (212)-230-9849
Open Society Institute (1 ―Promote alternatives to incarceration that Submission on a rolling basis – a 1-3 page Ms. Georgia Kirtland,
of 2) emphasize rehabilitation and treatment‖ and proposal. Acceptance notification with 2-4 Program Associate
Sentencing & ―Empower communities most affected by mass weeks and 1-3 months if the proposal is to move
Incarceration incarceration to develop and advocate for forward or not http://www.soros.org/grants email@example.com
Alternatives – U.S. alternative policies that address the underlying
Justice Fund social, racial and economic inequality‖.
Open Society Institute (2 ―Reorient the mission and resources of the criminal 1-3 page letter of inquiry to include budget and May 1, firstname.lastname@example.org
of 2) justice system and prison systems to maximize no supplemental information 2008 to
The After Prison successful reentry and minimize incarceration and August 1, (no name given)
Initiative – U.S. Justice strengthen civil society‖ 2008
Ottinger Foundation The Ottinger Foundation is a private family The Foundation is no longer accepting 80 Broad Street
foundation that funds non-profit organizations that unsolicited letters of intent or proposals. Suite 1600
http://www.ottingerfound promote innovative policies and citizen activism to Beginning in 2004, the Foundation will review New York, NY 10004
ation.org/ build a movement for change. We support proposals by invitation only in the areas of (212) 764-1508
organizations that address structural or root causes economic security and development, democratic fax (917) 438-4639
of social problems and focus on systemic social participation and the environment.
change rather than direct services. email@example.com
Pew Charitable Trusts helping states collect and analyze data—who is Submit a brief letter of inquiry, preferably less The Pew Charitable Trusts
admitted to their prisons, how long they stay, who than three pages long. Pew will respond to all Attention: Letter of Inquiry
http://www.pewtrusts.org returns—and the implications of corrections specific letters of inquiry but not to general Processing, One Commerce
/our_work_category.aspx practices for public safety and state budgets; solicitations for funds. Square, 2005 Market Street,
?id=72 improving states‘ understanding of how their Full proposals should be submitted after Suite 1700
existing policies, practices and outcomes for approval of initial letter of inquiry Philadelphia, PA 19103-7077
dealing with criminal offenders compare to those of
other states; and
encouraging states to use the best research available
to advance reforms that will reduce crime and
recidivism, and deliver a solid return on taxpayers‘
Public Welfare Criminal and Juvenile Justice; Establish more 2008 grants – 6-8 weeks before the end of August, submit a Aug 2008 Kristen Nolen, Program
Foundation effective and fairer criminal and juvenile policies (3) $75,000 letter of inquiry not to exceed 5 pages; open an for the Oct Associate –
and institutions throughout the nation‖. grants & (1) account with the foundation and submit the letter 2008 board firstname.lastname@example.org
www.publicwelfare.org ―Development and expansion of alternatives to $155,000 online; meeting
youth incarceration. ―Stop trying youth as adults‖. grant www.publicwelfare.org/ApplyGrant/Guidelines.
In addition, the Foundation‘s grantmaking aims to aspx#deadlines
lower overall rates of incarceration and help The letter should contain facts and figures about
eliminate unequal treatment of African Americans the organization, describe its mission and explain
and Latinos. the purpose of the request, including the Program
The Special Opportunities Program supports under which a grant is being requested.
initiatives reflecting the Foundation's underlying Once a letter of inquiry arrives at the Foundation,
values. At times, this program serves as a our staff determines whether the proposed
laboratory for new ideas that do not fit within the project fits the Foundation‘s funding guidelines.
major program areas or that combine objectives of Please read the program guidelines carefully
several of the Foundation's programs. Only a few before applying. Our staff responds to letters of
grants are made each year under this program. inquiry within 30 working days letting the
applicants know whether they will be invited to
submit a full proposal.
Rockit Fund ―provide equal justice to all people in the US‖ & Cover page, proposal narrative, budget and all The Rockit Fund, The Empire
―will consider proposals for carrying out lobbying attachments listed on the cover page. We have a State Building, 350 5th
No website provided and related activities aimed at influencing public handout listing all required submission materials. Avenue, Suite 5904, New
opinion & policy in the areas described above‖/ York, New York 10118.
―above‖ refers to (4) funding areas. The other (3) cboatman@rockit fund.org
beyond equal justice – are end of life, electoral
system & international treaties in the context of the
U.S. abiding or supporting them.
Rockefeller Brothers The Fund awards grants throughout the year to Grant Guidelines LOI‘s are 475 Riverside Drive, Suite
Foundation support a variety of charitable projects in the U.S. http://www.rbf.org/guidelines/ reviewed 900
and abroad seeking to expand knowledge, clarify Online Eligibility and LOI throughout New York, NY 10115
http://www.rbf.org/progr values and critical choices, nurture creative http://www.rbf.org/grants/grants_show.htm?doc the year.
ams/programs_show.htm expression, and shape public policy. For democracy _id=495564&cat_id=1657 Phone: 212-812-4200
?doc_id=472520 to flourish and deliver on its promises—including The Letter of Inquiry should be in English, 1-3 Fax: 212-812-4299
political participation, human rights, access to pages in length, and include the following: E-mail: email@example.com
justice, a good education, an improved quality of Brief description of the project and the issue to
life, a healthy environment, and personal security— be addressed. Expected outcomes, both
its citizens must be engaged, empowered, and immediate and long term. If the project is
assertive. Similarly, institutions of governance already underway, information on its progress to
must be inclusive, transparent, and responsive. date. How the project relates to the Fund's
program interests. Brief description of the
organization, and why it is the right one to
undertake this project. Information on key staff
and full contact information. Approximate
budget and timeframe. List of other sources of
funding for the project, both confirmed and
requests in process. Dissemination plans.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to submit
LOIs via the Fund's online system. LOIs may be
submitted through mail, fax, or e-mail; however,
the processing time may be longer for
applications submitted outside of the Web site.
Roy A. Hunt Foundation ‗support organizations that strive to prevent violent During any Via e-mail, submit a concise letter of inquiry – Welcome firstname.lastname@example.org
behavior among youth‘; ‗seeks applicants with one year, 5-10 1pg maximum, include surface mailing address; anytime,
http://www.rahuntfdn.org implementation or program staff who have demonstrated grants unsolicited proposals are not encouraged; but for Beatrice C. Carter, Executive
skill, experience, and expertise is working with at-risk
/apply.shtml awarded; Send initial letter as advised under ―Applying for better Director
youth and their families. Preference will be given to
comprehensive programs that address multiple risk factors range a Grant.‖ results, send Roy A Hunt Foundation
at the individual/family/school/peer-group/community between If invited to submit a proposal, follow guidelines in by March One Bigelow Square, Suite
domains, involve collaborations among entities and $25,000 - here (http://www.rahuntfdn.org/apply_form. 1 for June 630
present clear and measurable outcome objectives. $100,000 shtml) and e-mail/mail the proposal to. review and Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Any location is welcome, priority will be given August 1
In addition to general grants sponsored by individual to Boston and Pittsburgh for
trustees, the Hunt Foundation also funds special initiatives If the project for which funding is being sought does November
in Community Development, Environment, and Youth not fit within the guidelines, an inquiry for a general review.
Violence Prevention. These initiatives represent a shared grant should be sent. Special Initiatives are awarded in
interest across all trustees and are designed to achieve three program areas: Community Development,
specific program objectives. They are administered Environment; and Youth Violence Prevention. These
according to specific guidelines and have earlier funds are for programs or projects designed to achieve
application deadlines. Applicants who are unsure whether specific, measurable outcomes, particularly those that
to apply for a general grant or a special initiative grant advance the mission of the applicant.
should review the special initiatives guidelines carefully.
Smith Richardson ―Support projects to inform the debate over An initial request to not exceed five (5) pages Mark Steinmeyer
Foundation policies designed to assist disadvantaged that follows their concept paper template can be
families‖. ―Help the public and policy makers submitted on a rolling basis. It can be found General inquiries can also be
www.srf.org understand and address critical issues facing the here directed to this email
United States‖. ―Access the effectiveness of http://www.srf.org/databank/documents/conceptpapers.pdf email@example.com .
school reform and in particular – charter schools‖. They also fund public forums, conferences and
The foundation makes a small number of direct trainings on specific issues – and we might take
service grants to organizations in North Carolina a leadership role around an International
and Connecticut that provide innovative services Symposium on Alternatives to Incarceration and
for disadvantaged children and families. Direct Reentry for young people.
service organizations located outside these 2 Applicants seeking direct service grants should
states, as well as national direct service charities, prepare a short letter describing the mission of the
will not be considered for support by the Direct organization, the population it serves, and the
Service Grants Program. nature of the services it delivers. Applicants should
also indicate the size of their organization‘s budget
and the costs of the program for which they are
seeking support from the Foundation.
State Street Foundation Through the State Street Foundation, Inc., we make New applicants and organizations that have not Please send the letters to
effective and socially responsible contributions to received funding from the State Street firstname.lastname@example.org re
www.statestreet.com/com charitable organizations that provide support to the Foundation within the last three years must begin deemed 501(c)(3)
pany/community_affairs/ less advantaged, primarily in communities where the application process with a Letter of Interest. "equivalents."
global_philanthropy/over State Street offices are located. The Foundation Please limit the letter to two pages. It should
view.html works to generate and sustain positive change in describe the reason you are seeking support and
our communities, while complementing the the geographic area(s) and population(s) to be
development of our worldwide business operations. served. You will then be notified as to how to
In 2008, State Street Foundation grants totaled proceed with the application process. Letters of
US$18.8 million. Interest may be submitted at any time and are
The Foundation addresses local needs through 35 reviewed on an ongoing basis. They may take up
individual contribution committees in 21 countries, to six weeks to be reviewed.
each of whom have responsibility for initiating
programs and managing relationships with
recipient organizations in their locales. We place
special emphasis on initiatives that seek to bring
about systemic changes that address core problems
affecting a local community. In the United States,
grants are awarded directly to organizations and
agencies designated as not-for-profit 501(c)(3)
entities by the Internal Revenue Service.
Stuart Foundation We work toward the development of education Review Strategy No http://www.stuartfoundation.o
systems that provide opportunities for all students http://www.stuartfoundation.org/OurStrategy.asp deadlines, rg/AboutUs/ContactUs.aspx
http://www.stuartfoundati to be engaged, to achieve, and to develop the skills, x accepting
on.org/ knowledge and ability to be successful in further Submit online LOI and budget form, LOIs on a 500 Washington Street, 8th
education or career choices. We support downloadable from website for electronic rolling Floor
comprehensive and integrated programs and submission. basis; San Francisco, CA 94111
practices that serve as demonstrations for system- http://www.stuartfoundation.org/BecomeOurPart response
wide adoption and to inform public policy. ner/GrantApplicationProcess.aspx typically Phone: 415-393-1551
If accepted submit proposal. within 60 Fax: 415-393-1552
days. Hours: 8:30am-5:30pm, M-F.
Surdna Foundation Welcome to the Surdna Foundation Website. annual Once you have determined that there is a match No formal Surdna Foundation
Surdna is a family foundation established in 1917 grantmaking between your request and the Foundation's deadlines. 330 Madison Ave., 30th Floor
http://www.surdna.org/ by John Emory Andrus. The foundation makes approximately mission and program goals, you may submit an Accepts New York, NY 10017
grants in the areas of environment, community $37 million. online Letter of Inquiry. applications (212) 557-0010
revitalization, effective citizenry, the arts and the http://www.surdna.org/grants/grants_show.htm? on an
nonprofit sector, Our goals are to help: doc_id=339727&cat_id=949 ongoing E-mail: email@example.com
Ensure that low and moderate-income residents can basis.
continue to live and thrive in Strong Market Cities Full proposal requests come after acceptance of Grants
that are experiencing tremendous growth. (We the LOI. approved 3
currently make grants in Boston, Minneapolis/St. times a
Paul, New York City and the San Francisco Bay year: (Feb,
area). II. Revitalize Weak Market Cities that are May and
experiencing disinvestment, in ways that connect Sept). aim
low- and moderate-income residents with for 3 to 4
opportunities to create and preserve wealth. (We months
currently make grants in Baltimore, Pittsburgh, ahead of
Cleveland and New Orleans). III. Strengthen the time for
Field of community revitalization, to expand our staff
collective ability to address the new realities of review.
cities and the challenges facing low- and moderate-
Tides Foundation Tides does not have discretionary grantmaking
funds and has no open proposal submission
http://www.tides.org/ process. Rather, we partner with individual and
institutional donors through donor advised funds.
Our fund advisors direct their own grantmaking
and most do not accept unsolicited proposals.
The Tow Foundation The Juvenile Justice Initiative is shaped by our goal Mail a letter of inquiry (no more than 2 pgs) with The Board Emily Tow Jackson
to affect system reform around juvenile justice an explanation of your organization‘s mission meets Executive Director
http://www.towfoundatio policy in the state of Connecticut. Through and a brief description of the project for which quarterly; The Tow Foundation
n.org/about_mission.htm strategic grantmaking and advocacy, we are you seek funding. After receipt, foundation staff Application 43 Danbury Road, 2nd Floor
working to help change the way youth who have will contact you by mail, email, or phone to s cannot be Wilton, CT 06897-4400
encountered the court system are judged and discuss eligibility, seek additional info, or timed for
treated. This includes children and youth who are arrange meeting before a full proposal is review at a
beyond control of their families, are failing in or submitted. Letters of inquiry will be accepted by specific
have been expelled from school, have been rejected mail only. Unless requested, please do not board
by their communities, or have been overnight mail or fax your information. The Tow meeting.
institutionalized…This leads us to invest in Foundation is a founding member and active
organizations that work for the best outcomes for participant on the steering committee of the
these children, which ultimately will benefit all of Connecticut Juvenile Justice Alliance, which has
society…Our grants support programs and become the state‘s leading source of information
organizations that offer youth opportunities for and advocacy in the field. Groundbreaking
success within Connecticut‘s juvenile justice policy advocacy has been achieved with the
system and, more importantly, in the communities support of the Campaign for Youth Justice.
where they live. Areas of interest include life skills;
alternatives to suspension and expulsion; youth
organizing and media; health and mental health
services, and community building.
Verizon Foundation Fighting Domestic Violence: We provide financial, Online Eligibility Quiz: If you wish to communicate
technical and human expertise to local and national http://foundation.verizon.com/cybergrants/plsql/ with the Verizon Foundation
http://foundation.verizon. organizations that focus on education, prevention, quiz.display_question?x_gm_id=1&x_quiz_id=1 headquarters team, please
com/ victim relief and empowerment. &x_order_by=1 send your inquiry via email to
the address below. We are a
Also give grants in regards to education and Online Grant Application: cyber-foundation and ask that
literacy. http://foundation.verizon.com/grant/application.s you not send paper mail.
Wallace Global Fund Wallace Global Fund online. Our website is Grantseekers may email a letter of inquiry of no In the meantime, please email
currently under construction and will relaunch more than two pages that includes information inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
http://www.wgf.org/ shortly. on the non-profit status of the applicant, current
operational budget, and income sources. Staff
will reply as soon as possible.
Wallace Foundation Educational Leadership: ―Develop effective In most cases, we identify and evaluate The Wallace Foundation
education leadership, especially among principals prospective grantees through the issuance of General Management
http://www.wallacefound and superintendents, to improve student learning‖ Requests for Proposals or other careful screening 5 Penn Plaza, 7th Floor
ation.org/Pages/default.as processes. While we believe this approach New York, NY 10001
px Out-of-School Time Learning: ―Improve the strengthens the effectiveness of our investments,
quality of out-of-school time learning and it also means that unsolicited proposals are rarely
opportunities for children and families and promote funded.
learning as a core community value.‖ Nevertheless, organizations wishing to send a
one- to two-page letter of inquiry (please do not
send videotapes or e-mail inquiries) describing
the project, your organization, the estimated total
for the project and the portion requiring funding.
Wal-Mart Foundation Organizations that are considered for funding $250,000 and National nonprofit organizations interested in National 702 SW 8th Street
through the Walmart Foundation's National Giving above applying for funding must first submit a letter of Giving Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
http://walmartstores.com/ Program implement programs in multiple sites inquiry (LOI) that briefly outlines the program, Program Bentonville, Arkansas 72716-
CommunityGiving/203.a across the country or have innovative initiatives the unmet need it addresses, the intended accepts 8611
spx that are ready for replication nationally. Education outcomes, the constituencies served, and the LOI‘s on a
– Addresses the educational needs of underserved organization‘s capacity to carry out the work. Rolling
young people ages 12-25. Examples include Please submit an LOI (up to 3 pages) providing a Basis
programs focused on high school success, access brief synopsis of program‘s purpose and meet
and retention of first-generation college students requirements found here:
and adolescent literacy. Workforce Development / http://walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/878
Economic Opportunity – Provides job skill 1.aspx .
training, counseling and support services for State Giving Guidelines & deadlines are found
unemployed, underemployed and displaced here:
workers. Examples include career counseling http://walmartstores.com/CommunityGiving/816
services, financial literacy initiatives and job 9.aspx?p=8168
(they also have a state-giving program
Walter S. Johnson Youth Priorities: We are no longer accepting new letters of 525 Middlefield Road, Suite
Foundation 1). Transition-Age Foster Youth inquiry for the rest of 2009. We apologize for 160
Goal: To create an integrated system of services any inconvenience and will reassess the situation Menlo Park, CA, USA 94025
http://www.wsjf.org/ for current and former foster youth that insures if conditions change.
their successful transition to adulthood Phone: 650-326-0485
2). Youth Leaders Fax: 650-326-4320
Goal: To help young people become engaged,
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Goal: To increase the organizational effectiveness
of youth organizations and agencies.
William and Flora The Education Program works to combat California‘s low Not
Hewlett Foundation test scores and graduation rates and improve public accepting
education in the state by focusing on the students who unsolicited
face the greatest barriers to academic achievement. We
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ask that all organizations interested in applying for grants
carefully read the information available on the Web site inquiry
about the Foundation‘s programs and priority areas.
William T. Grant We support research to understand and improve the A call for President, Bob Granger
Foundation settings of youth ages 8 to 25 in the United States. proposals
Important settings include schools, youth-serving will be 212-752-0071
www.wtgrantfoundation. organizations, neighborhoods, families, and peer announced
org/index.html groups…We are interested in studies that in the fall
strengthen our understanding of how and under (annually)
what conditions research is used to influence
policies and practices that affect youth's settings.‖
W.K. Kellogg Our grants will fund programs and projects that The Kellogg The vast majority of the grants we make support In 2009, we Online Grant Application:
support children, families, and communities as they Foundation practical and innovative programming that expect to see http://wrm.wkkf.org/uWebRe
www.wkkf.org/ strengthen and create conditions that propel received about supports children, families, communities, and a significant questManager/UI/Application
3,500 proposals increase in
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during our last the number
contributors to the larger community and fiscal year make a difference in the lives of children, of proposals 402a-a3ad-
society.We are committed to providing grants to a (September especially the most vulnerable. In addition, we receive, 53b21302e6ee&LanguageID=
wide range of public, private, and collaborating 2007 to August grants for operating support, endowments, making it 0
organizations that share this commitment and 2008) and made corporate gifts, and program-related investments increasingly
whose work does one or more of the following: 677 new grants, are provided in special and strategic important
Implements practical solutions, Discovers new totaling circumstances. that we focus
approaches, Holds promise for wider application $358,890,687. In some instances, our grantmaking occurs our limited
To focus our work in the United States we make through Requests for Proposals (RFPs).
grants in three priority locations: Michigan, In addition, the Kellogg Foundation makes funding
Mississippi, New Mexico. We also fund other mission-driven investments. These are not priorities and
promising ventures throughout the country. grants, but an innovative way to make locations.
We are committed to helping strengthen four investments in nonprofits and for-profits that
dimensions of community life – essential seek to extend capital to those who are working
elements that we believe all children need in order toward social change in keeping with the
to be successful: Family Income and Assets; Foundation‘s mission and vision. Visit our
Education and Learning; Food, Health, and Well- mission-driven investments website for more
Being; Civic and Philanthropic Engagement information or to apply