Before you go any further, please read over What We Fund and ensure your work aligns with our interest areas. Please also note that we do not provide funds to lobby legislation or influence public elections, nor do we fund endowments or religious organizations.
We offer two categories of support to qualified organizations with tax-exempt 501 (c) (3) classification from the Internal Revenue Service: Capacity Building support for strengthening organizational effectiveness; and Seed Funding for pursuing new ideas or approaches.
Capacity Building Grants
Capacity Building grants typically cover activities and technical support that enhance the capabilities, knowledge and resources nonprofits need to more effectively achieve their mission. The amount and duration of these grants is commensurate with the need and potential for increased scale, program quality and internal effectiveness.
The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals for capacity building grants, but if you would like to get on the Foundation’s radar for consideration, please send us an inquiry.
Seed funding grants
Seed Funding grants are for nonprofit or social enterprise organizations in their startup phase, or established nonprofit organizations starting up a new program, offering or approach. These grants are made to qualified organizations whose mission is aligned with the Foundation’s focus areas. Seed Funding grants are one-time grants intended to cover up to $15,000 in startup activities.
The Foundation is currently accepting applications for 2018 Seed Funding grants. See if you qualify and apply.