FOUNDATIONS
Foundation Name Priority Funding Areas
Atlantic Philanthropies
  • Ageing
  • Disadvantaged Children & Youth
  • Health of Populations
  • Reconciliation & Human Rights
The Boston Foundation
  • Building Family and Community Initiative
    • Project or program support
    • Capacity-building grants
    • Operating support
  • Boston Foundation Arts Fund
  • The Vision Fund - Grants to support costs associated with organizational capital building
  • Fund for the Environment
Bradley (Lynde and Harry) Foundation
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Culture
  • Civil Society
Carnegie Corporation of New York
  • National Program aims to contribute to a robust democracy fueled by increased educational opportunity, improved institutions of learning, increased civic participation, and immigrant integration.
  • International Program focuses on the seemingly inexorable growth of globalization, the danger of deepening fragmentation along cultural, regional and religious divides and the role of developing countries in advancing global cohesion and prosperity.
  • Initiatives
Casey Foundation (Annie E.)
  • Innovative Policy
  • Service Delivery
  • Community Supports for Children and Families
Clark Foundation (Edna McConnell)
  • Program for Youth Development
  • Program for Children
  • Program for New York Neighborhoods
  • Program for Student Achievement
Commonwealth Fund
  • Improving Insurance Coverage and Access to Care
    • The Task Force on the Future of Health Insurance
    • Program on Medicare's Future
    • Health Care in New York City
  • Improving the Quality of Health Care Services
    • Health Care Quality Improvement
    • Quality of Care for Underserved Populations
    • Quality of Care for Young Children
    • Picker/Commonwealth Program on Quality of Care for Frail Elders
    • Task Force on Academic Health Centers
  • International Health Care Policy and Practice
Ford Foundation
  • Asset Building & Community Development
    • Economic Development
    • Community & Resource Development
    • Human Development & Reproductive Health
  • Peace & Social Justice
    • Human Rights & International Cooperation
    • Governance & Civil Society
  • Education, Media, Arts & Culture
    • Education, Knowledge & Religion
    • Media, Arts & Culture
Foundation for Child Development
  • Basic and policy-relevant research about the factors that promote and support the optimal development of children and adolescents
  • Policy analysis, advocacy, services, and public education to enhance the discussion and adoption of social policies that support families in their important child-raising responsibilities
  • Leadership development activities linked to the programmatic focus of the foundation.
Gates Foundation (Bill & Melinda)
  • Global Health
    • Infectious Diseases
    • HIV/AIDS & TB
    • Reproductive & Child Health
  • Education
    • Transforming High Schools
    • Washington State Programs
    • Scholarships
  • Global Libraries Program
    • U.S. Library Program
    • International Library Initiatives
    • Native American Access to Technology
  • Pacific Northwest
    • Community Access to Technology
    • Community Grants
    • Sound Families
Grant Foundation (William T.)
  • Understanding how contexts such as programs, organizations, public systems, and families influence youth, particularly during times of heightened change and transition
  • Improving the quality of youth-serving programs, organizations, and systems
  • Increasing the use of evidence from the health, social, and behavioral sciences among key adults who influence policy and practice
Heinz Endowments


Enabling southwestern Pennsylvania to embrace and realize a vision of itself as a premier place both to live and to work, with focus in the areas of:

  • Arts & Culture
  • Children, Youth and Families
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Education
  • The Environment
Hewlett Foundation (William and Flora)
  • Education Environment
  • Family & Community
  • Development Performing Arts
  • Population
  • US Latin American Relations
Irvine Foundation (James)  
  • Arts
  • Children, Youth, and Families
  • Civic Culture
  • Higher Education
  • Sustainable Communities
  • Special Projects
Johnson Foundation (Robert Wood)
  • Health
    • Tobacco
    • Alcohol & Illegal Drugs
    • Health & Behavior
    • Community Health
    • Population Health Science & Policy
  • Health Care
    • Coverage
    • Priority Populations
    • Information
    • Clinical Care Management
    • Supportive Services
    • End of Life
Kellogg Foundation (William K.)
  • Health
  • Food Systems & Rural Development
  • Youth & Education/Higher Education
  • Philanthropy and Volunteerism
  • Greater Battle Creek
  • Cross Programming Work: Devolution
  • Southern Africa
  • Latin America
Lilly Endowment
  • Community development
  • Education
  • Religion
  • Youth
  • Leadership education among nonprofit institutions
  • Philanthropy and volunteerism
Lounsbery Foundation (Richard)


The Lounsbery Foundation aims to enhance national strengths in science and technology through support of programs in the following areas:

  • Science and technology components of key US policy issues
  • Elementary and secondary science and math education
  • Historical studies and contemporary assessments of key trends in the physical and biomedical sciences
  • Start-up assistance for establishing the infrastructure of research projects
  • Among international initiatives, the Foundation has a long-standing priority in Franco-American scientific cooperation
Luce Foundation (Henry)
  • Asia
  • Higher Education
  • Public Affairs
  • Clare Booth Luce Program
  • Henry R. Luce Professorship Program
  • Public Policy & the Environment
MacArthur Foundation (John D. and Catherine T.)
  • Program on Human and Community Development
  • Program on Global Security and Sustainability
  • General Program
  • MacArthur Fellows Program
Markle Foundation (John and Mary R.)  
  • Policy for a Networked Society
  • Interactive Media for Children
  • Information Technologies for Better Health
  • The Opportunity Fund
Mellon Foundation (Andrew W.)
  • Conservation and the Environment
  • Teaching and Technology
  • Higher Education
  • Museums and Art Conservation
  • Performing Arts
  • Population
  • Research in Information Technology
  • Scholarly Communication
  • South Africa
Mott Foundation (Charles Stewart)  
  • Civil Society
  • Environment
  • Flint Area
  • Pathways Out of Poverty
Open Society Institute (soros.org)

U.S. Programs

  • access to justice for low and moderate income people
  • independence of the judiciary
  • ending the death penalty
  • reducing gun violence and over-reliance on incarceration
  • drug policy reform
  • inner-city education and youth programs
  • fair treatment of immigrants
  • reproductive health and choice
  • campaign finance reform
  • improved care of the dying

OSI also supports various initiatives that operate outside the United States. Please visit the web site for further details.

Packard Foundation (David and Lucile)
  • Conservation
  • Population
  • Science
  • Children, Families, and Communities
  • Art
  • Organizational Effectiveness and Philanthropy
  • Pueblo, Colorado
  • Los Altos Community Program
Pew Charitable Trusts
  • Culture
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health and Human Services
  • Public Policy
  • Religion
Rockefeller Brothers Fund
  • Sustainable Resource Use
  • Global Security
  • Nonprofit Sector
  • Education
  • Health
  • Charles E. Culpeper Arts and Culture Program
  • New York City
  • South Africa
  • Pocantico Programs
  • Special Concern: The Balkans
Rockefeller Foundation
  • Creativity and Culture
  • Food Security
  • Health Equity
  • Working Communites
  • Global Inclusion
Russell Sage Foundation
  • Future of Work
  • Immigration
  • Cultural Contact
Sloan Foundation (Alfred P.)
  • Science and Technology
  • Standard of Living and Economic Performance
    • Industry Centers
      • Fellowships
    • Human Resources/Jobs/Income
    • Globalization
    • Business Organizations
    • Higher Education as an Industry
    • Performance Assessment of Municipal Governments
    • Work, Workforce and Working Families
  • Education and Careers in Science and Technology
    • Education for Scientific and Technical Careers
    • Increasing Ph.D.s For Underrepresented Minorities
    • Pre-tenure Leave Fellowship Progra
    • Other Programs for Women and Minorities
    • Retention of Students in Higher Education
    • Public Understanding of Science and Technology
  • Selected National Issues and The Civic Program
Smith Richardson Foundation
  • International Security and Foreign Policy Program
  • Domestic Public Policy Program
Spencer Foundation
  • The Relation between Education and Social Opportunity
  • Organizational Learning in Schools, School Systems, and Higher Education Institutions
  • Teaching, Learning, and Instructional Resources
  • Purposes and Values of Education
Starr Foundation   The Starr Foundation makes grants in a number of areas, including:
  • Education
  • Medicine and Health Care
  • Human Needs
  • Public Policy
  • Culture
Tinker Foundation
  • Environmental Policy
  • Economic Policy
  • Governance Issues
Upjohn Institute (W.E) The Upjohn Institute invites submission of proposals to conduct policy-relevant research on employment issues. The Institute offers two funding opportunities:

  • Research Grants that lead to book-length manuscripts
  • Mini-Grant program that provides funds for innovative research papers that have special funding needs
  • Witter Foundation (Dean)
  • The Dean Witter Foundation awards its primary grants to promote research and higher education in finance.
  • The Foundation makes additional grants to support specific wildlife conservation projects in Northern California and seminal opportunities to improve and extend environmental education and to stimulate learning.
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