Our mission is to carry on the Leighty Family legacy of service and stewardship by leveraging our time and talents, as well as the Foundation financial resources, primarily in the areas of Earth Protection, Education, and the Promotion of Philanthropy and Volunteerism. We distribute grants and contributions to tax–exempt charitable organizations only. We are committed to the wise allocation of human, financial, and natural resources. We partner with...
Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust aspires to improve lives by supporting effective nonprofits. The Trust's grantmaking focuses on four main areas: health and medical research, human services, education, and conservation. The Trust also awards grants in other areas.
Areas of funding interest include the Environment; Social Justice; Alternative Media and Education; Community–Based Economic Development; Youth Leadership; and Violence Prevention and Response, and Israel.
Grants are made in numerous areas of special interest to Charles and Anne Lindbergh, including aviation/aerospace, agriculture, arts and humanities, biomedical research and adaptive technology, conservation of natural resources, education, exploration, health and population sciences, intercultural communication, oceanography, waste disposal management, water resource management, and wildlife preservation.
The Lumpkin Family Foundation, created in 1953, is a private foundation that provides grants to meritorious nonprofit organizations for the betterment of the community, the nation and the world. We are dedicated to supporting education, preserving and protecting the environment and fostering opportunities for leadership, with special consideration to our heritage in Central Illinois.
The Magnolia Trust is a small, limited–term family foundation which supports non–profit groups working to protect habitat and wildlife in Texas, as well as other environmental topics selected by the trustees.
The Mazda Foundation was established in 1990 to demonstrate Mazda's commitment to improving the quality of life in the communities in which it does business. The Mazda Foundation awards grants to programs promoting: Education and literacy, Environmental conservation, Cross–cultural understanding, Social welfare, Scientific research. The Foundation only accepts applications from May 1 through July 1 each fiscal year. Grant applications are accep...
McKnight Foundation - Greater Minnesota
We support efforts to strengthen communities, families, and individuals, particularly those in need. We contribute to the arts, encourage preservation of our natural environment, and promote research in selected fields. We continually explore innovative ideas to advance our goals in partnership with those we serve.
Melinda Gray Ardia Environmental Foundation
The Foundation seeks to facilitate the development and implementation of holistic environmental curricula that incorporate basic ecological principles and field environmental activities within a primary or secondary school setting. Accordingly, the Foundation is interested in contributing to the development, implementation and/or field testing of curricula that are consistent with the mission of the Foundation.
Merck Family Fund - National Focus
The Merck Family Fund Goals are to restore and protect the natural environment and ensure a healthy planet for generations to come; to strengthen the social fabric and the physical landscape of the urban community. New requests for support to the Merck Family Fund should be made by a letter of inquiry rather than with a full proposal or a request for a personal meeting. The letter should not exceed two pages and should concisely describe the project, its p...