Grants & Funding
The Foundation makes grants to recognized public charities, including religious, educational, or any other organization that qualifies as a 501(c)(3) charity according to the IRS. Federal, state and local governments are treated as the equivalent of a public charity if the donated funds are used strictly for charitable purposes. Additionally, the Foundation awards grants to non-charities, if the funds are applied solely to charitable purposes.
The Foundation accepts both unsolicited and solicited inquiries for funding consideration.
- Unsolicited inquiries must align their proposed initiatives and activities with one or more of the Foundation’s grant-making goals, as outlined in the Eligibility Screening Checklist.
- Solicited inquiries are in response to a Request for Proposal or a specific Foundation invitation to submit a request for funding consideration. Foundation leaders and project managers establish and publish annual giving priorities and solicit applications from organizations interested in the same priority areas.