How do I begin a conversation with The Foundation?

The Foundation practices proactive philanthropy and actively invites organizations to submit requests for funding. We regularly identify and cultivate relationships with nonprofit organizations, education leaders, schools, and other foundations with programs and initiatives that complement our strategies. Thus, we do not review or consider unsolicited requests for funding.  

Is there a deadline to submit a letter of inquiry?

No, the Foundation no longer accepts letters of inquiry.

How much does the Foundation give away each year?

In recent years, annual charitable grants have totaled around $8 million to more than 50 organizations.

Are there any geographical restrictions?

The Foundation funds organizations in the continental United States.

Does the Foundation support capital projects?

The Foundation has supported capital projects in the past, but is not currently funding capital projects.

Is there a specific range for dollar amounts awarded for grants?

The Foundation awards grants of varying sizes depending on the specific project being funded. The average grant size is $300,000.

Does the Foundation give grants to individuals?

Grants are given to organizations with 501(c)3 status, not individuals. Funding Limitations describe the restrictions on the types of organizations that we do not fund.