Social Justice & Society Grants
Alan B. Slifka Foundation
The Alan B. Slifka Foundation is a small family foundation that focuses its grantmaking in the field of coexistence –– the proactive embrace of diversity and difference. We only fund nonprofit organizations. In the human rights arena, we are interested in proposals that address human rights issues through cooperative, cross–group work. We can only fund U.S.–based organizations or organizations that are represented by US–based…
The Foundation invests millions of dollars annually in U.S. programs aligned with three focus areas: Safe and vital communities; Economic empowerment; Tolerance, inclusion and diversity.
Amy Adina Schulman Memorial Fund
The Amy Adina Schulman Memorial Fund is unique in that it provides grants only to individuals, young adults who volunteer or intern in progressive social action projects of their own choosing. Applicants submit a letter of acceptance from the project with which they will work, and also submit a proposed plan as to how they will educate and encourage their peers to participate in similar social action.
The Foundation makes program and initiative grants in the areas of the environment, social justice, and the arts, and supports groups that work in drug policy reform. Funding is restricted to nonprofit organizations in California, New Mexico, and Hawaii, as well as non–governmental organizations (NGOs) in Mexico and Central America.
Bechtel Group Foundation
The Bechtel Group Foundation was created in 1954 to respond to the needs of the communities around the world in which Bechtel has offices or major projects. In 2008, the Foundation made grants totaling $2.07 million to 237 nonprofit organizations in 9 countries. The Foundation has four giving programs: educational, civic and cultural, and social service, scholarships and other support to business, technical, and engineering programs at universities worldwi…
Butler Family Fund - National Focus
The Butler Family Fund is a private family foundation established in 1992 and funds non–profit organizations that facilitate progressive social change in the areas of homelessness, criminal justice and global warming. The Board is particularly interested in supporting organizations that are committed to addressing these problems through systemic change, advocacy, policy reform, and innovative direct service programs.
Carnegie Corporation of New York
The Carnegie Corporation of New York was created to promote “the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding.” Under Carnegie’s will, grants must benefit the people of the United States, although up to 7.4 percent of the funds may be used for the same purpose in countries that are or have been members of the British Commonwealth, with a current emphasis on Commonwealth Africa. National Program: The National Program aims to contribute to a…
The Carthage Foundation confines most of its grant awards to programs that will address public policy questions concerned with national and international issues. There are no geographical restrictions.
Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation
The Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation primarily supports research and education programs that analyze the impact of free societies, in particular how they advance the well–being of mankind. Building on this knowledge, the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation fosters the partnership of scientists and practitioners in order to integrate theory and practice. By doing so, the Foundation strives to develop market–based tools that enable individ…
Charles Stewart Mott Foundation
Through its four programs, and their more specific program areas, the Foundation seeks to fulfill its mission of supporting efforts that promote a just, equitable and sustainable society – Civil Society, Environment, Flint Area and Pathways Out of Poverty. Through our Civil Society program, we fund non–governmental organizations in Central/Eastern Europe and South Africa.
The Compton Foundation focuses most of its grantmaking in the areas of Peace & Security, Environment & Sustainability, and Population & Reproductive Health, with a special emphasis on projects that explore the interconnections between these categories.
David Bohnett Foundation
David Bohnett and the David Bohnett Foundation are committed to improving society through social activism. We pursue our mission by providing funding, state–of–the–art technology and technical support to innovative organizations and institutions that, in addition to meeting our funding guidelines, share our vision.
DuPont Contributions Program
Each year, DuPont contributes to numerous efforts that meet the needs of various groups and global communities where the company operates. Areas of support include: Educational programs; Culture & the arts; Environmental initiatives; Human & health service organizations; and Civic & community activities.
Educational Foundation of America
The Educational Foundation of America (EFA) makes grants to qualifying non–profit organizations that have tax–exempt status and those that are not private foundations as defined in the Internal Revenue Code. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the environment, reproductive freedom, theatre, education, medicine, drug policy reform, democracy, peace & national security issues and human services.
Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust
The mission of The Elizabeth Morse Genius Charitable Trust is to support qualifying charitable organizations that: 1. Encourage the principles of individual self–reliance, self sacrifice, thrift, industry, and humility; Relieve human suffering: through scientific research and education regarding disease; assisting youth with troubled childhoods and emotional disorders; addressing the concerns of the elderly; and helping humankind during time of natur…
Grants and PRIs are given in the Foundation’s fields of interest through a program division encompassing three broad areas: Asset Building and Community Development; Education, Media, Arts, and Culture; and Peace and Social Justice.
Frank Stanley Beveridge Foundation - Massachusetts
The Frank Stanley Beveridge Foundation, Inc. welcomes the opportunity to consider grant proposals from the following Institutional/Program Activity Areas: Animal Related, Arts, Culture, and Humanities, Civil Rights, Social Action, Advocacy, Education, Employment/Jobs, Environmental Quality, Protection & Beautification, Food, Nutrition, Agriculture, Health – General & Rehabilitative Services, Health – Multipurpose Associations/Services A…
The Funding Exchange is a growing network of 16 public foundations and a national office that together grant nearly $15 million annually to grassroots organizations working for social, racial, economic and environmental justice around the country.
Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
The mission of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation is to support and encourage those educational, cultural, social and environmental values that contribute to making our society more humane and our world more livable.
Founded by actor and activist Richard Gere. Awards grants to humanitarian organizations.
Glaser Progress Foundation
The Glaser Progress Foundation focuses on four program areas: Measuring Progress, Animal Advocacy, Independent Media, Global HIV/AIDS. Note: The Foundation does not accept grant proposals or solicitations for the Global HIV/AIDS program area. As a general rule, the Foundation awards grants to established organizations with a national focus, strong history of success and recognized leadership within its field.
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Henry M. Jackson Foundation
The Foundation seeks to perpetuate Senator Jackson’s legacy by making grants and engaging in strategic initiatives in four program areas, reflecting the issues in which the senator played a critical role during his tenure in Congress: International Affairs Education, Environment and Natural Resources Management, Public Service, Human Rights. With one program area exception, Foundation grantmaking and strategic initiatives are limited geographically to…
Hill-Snowdon Foundation - Multiple States
The Hill–Snowdon Foundation core of our work is making grants to help organizations achieve social justice for their constituents. Through our grantmaking we provide funds to help organizations do their work, learn about a range of issues impacting low–income families, and build relationships with leaders across the country. Due to our small staff, HSF does not accept unsolicited proposals. However, we actively seek out information from new gro…
Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation
The Jacob and Hilda Blaustein Foundation promotes social justice and human rights through its five program areas: Jewish life, strengthening Israeli democracy, health and mental health, educational opportunity, and human rights. Support is provided to organizations in the United States and abroad.
Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation
The Jay and Rose Phillips Family Foundation focuses on areas where Jay and Rose saw the greatest need: efforts to combat discrimination and honor diversity, self–sufficiency, health, education and programs for people with disabilities.
JM Foundation - Free Enterprise - National Focus
The Foundation�™s current philanthropic goals are to encourage market–oriented public policy solutions; to enhance America�™s unique system of free enterprise, entrepreneurship, private property ownership, and voluntarism; and to strengthen American families. The Foundation�™s current priorities include: supporting education and research that fosters market–based policy solutions, especially at state think tanks; developing…
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Knight Foundation concentrates its local funding on the 26 U.S. communities where the Knight brothers had newspaper interests, until their deaths. The Knight Foundation’s Six Funding Priorities include Education, Well–being of children and families, Housing and community development, Economic development, Civic engagement/positive human relations, Vitality of cultural life.
The Kongsgaard–Goldman Foundation is a small, private foundation formed in 1988. The Foundation provides support to a wide range of nonprofit organizations in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Alaska, Montana and British Columbia, Canada). Within the program areas of human rights, civic development, environmental protection and restoration, and the arts and humanities, the Foundation favors projects reflecting a deep and broad level o…
The MacArthur Foundation is one of the nation�™s largest independent foundations. Through the support it provides, the Foundation fosters the development of knowledge, nurtures individual creativity, strengthens institutions, helps improve public policy, and provides information to the public, primarily through support for public interest media. The Foundation has several programs that include International Program, Domestic Program: Affordable Hous…
Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation - Southeaster US
The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation assists people in the Southeastern US to build just and caring communities that nurture people, spur enterprise, bridge differences and foster fairness. Our mission is to help people and places to move out of poverty and achieve greater social and economic justice. We support organizations and networks that work across race, ethnic, economic and political differences to make possible a brighter future for all.
Morton and Jane Blaustein Foundation
The Morton and Jane Blaustein Foundation makes grants in the United States and abroad. Support is provided in the program areas of educational opportunity, health and mental health, and human rights.
Nathan Cummings Foundation
The Nathan Cummings Foundation is rooted in the Jewish tradition and committed to democratic values and social justice, including fairness, diversity, and community. We seek to build a socially and economically just society that values nature and protects the ecological balance for future generations; promotes humane health care; and fosters arts and culture that enriches communities. The Foundation’s approach to grantmaking embodies some basic themes…
Nokia Corporate Responsability
Areas of funding interest include the environment and society.
We support efforts that strengthen the ability of communities to determine their own economic, environmental and social well–being, and that help people control those forces that affect their lives. These efforts may: promote economic justice and development through community organizing; work to prevent the disposal of toxics in communities, and to link environmental issues with economic and social justice; promote civil rights by fighting discrimina…
Open Society Institute
The Open Society Institute (OSI), a private operating and grantmaking foundation, aims to shape public policy to promote democratic governance, human rights, and economic, legal, and social reform. On a local level, OSI implements a range of initiatives to support the rule of law, education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, OSI works to build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as combating corruption and rights ab…
Overbrook Foundation - National & International Focus
The Overbrook Foundation strives to improve the lives of people by supporting projects that protect human and civil rights, advance the self–sufficiency and well being of individuals and their communities, and conserve the natural environment. The Foundation recognizes the importance of a strong community that promotes health, education and opportunity for all of its members. We value the individual rights of all people and encourage the discussion a…
Pew Charitable Trusts
The Pew Charitable Trusts serves the public interest by providing information, advancing policy solutions and supporting civic life. Areas of funding interest: Informing the Public – The Trusts informs the public on key issues and trends, as a highly credible source of independent, non–partisan research and polling information; Advancing Policy Solutions – The Trusts advances policy solutions on important issues facing the American people…
The Playboy Foundation seeks to foster social change by confining its grants and other support to projects of national impact and scope involved in fostering open communication about, and research into, human sexuality, reproductive health and rights; protecting and fostering civil rights and civil liberties in the United States for all people, including women, people affected and impacted by HIV/AIDS, gays and lesbians, racial minorities, the poor and the…
Providing grants to grassroots activist, progressive and radical groups and organizations in the United States.
Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund
The Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund honors the legacy and values of its founders, and provides resources and leadership for creative, risk–taking philanthropy. This includes a strong connection to the local San Francisco community and California, a lifelong concern about the environment, dedication to strengthening civic life, and a deep and unwavering commitment to the Jewish people and Israel.
Robert Sterling Clark Foundation
The Robert Sterling Clark Foundation was incorporated in 1952, and since then has provided financial assistance to a wide variety of charitable organizations. Over the years, our program guidelines have evolved and changed. At present, we are concentrating our resources in the following three fields: Protecting Reproductive Rights and Health, Strengthening Cultural Institutions, Improving the Performance of Public Institutions.
San Francisco Foundation
Areas of funding interest include advancing social justice, promoting civic involvement, preserving the environment, enhancing public health, strengthening families, and buiding on diversity.
Sarah Scaife Foundation
The Sarah Scaife Foundation�™s grant program is primarily directed toward public policy programs that address major domestic and international issues.
Seasons Fund for Social Transformation - National Focus
The Seasons Fund makes grants to help agents of social change view themselves, their work, and the world around them in a new light. Specifically, we support opportunities for reflection and training aimed at fostering personal transformation, building leadership skills, promoting organizational development, forging effective coalitions, and cultivating new ways of envisioning our society. We also support efforts to evaluate the impact of contemplative pra…
Shaker Family Foundation - Social Services, Education, Health. Child Welfar...
The Shaker Family Foundation has supported hundreds of local, national and international charitable organizations committed to addressing pressing needs of the underserved through its charitable Giving Program. Some primary interests of the Foundation include: Social Services, Health Care, Education, Human Rights, Child Welfare.
Shell Oil Company
The Shell Oil Company Foundation focus areas broadly include education, culture and the arts, civic and community, health and welfare, diversity and inclusiveness, and sustainable development interests.
Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation
The Foundation encourages and supports policy analysis, advocacy, and research, as well as educational and artistic activities that address issues around society’s changing family structure and its cultural and ethnic diversity. Our three main areas of activity are: Arts and Culture, Health and Human Services, and Civil Liberty and Social Justice. Our geographic domains are primarily, though not restricted to, the Himalayan region and the New York Cit…
Shumaker Family Foundation - National & International Focus
Our Foundation exists to promote Social Justice, Environmental Justice, Education, and Spirituality. Within Education, we favor projects that show the fascination and potentiality of math, physical science, engineering and the Arts to young children who otherwise might not receive such exposure. While we have no geographic restrictions, we only fund international organizations with international activity and out–of–region organizations with nat…
Skoll Foundation - National Focus
The Skoll Foundation�™s mission is to drive large–scale change by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs and other innovators dedicated to solving the world�™s most pressing problems. The Foundation invests in social entrepreneurs through the Skoll Awards for Social Entrepreneurship. These three–year awards support the continuation, replication or extension of programs that have proved successful in addressi…
Social Justice Fund NW
Social Justice Fund NW, formerly A Territory Resource, is dedicated to addressing the root causes of social, economic, and environmental inequities. Each year, the fund raises money from its members and friends, and then grants that money to nonprofit social justice organizations in the Northwest and northern Rockies region (Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming).
The Solidago Foundation was founded in 1995 with mission to promote justice, equity, sustainability and enfranchisement for all through charitable Grantmaking to, and work with, progressive, empowering, community–based organizations and collaborations.
Southern Partners Fund
The Southern Partners Fund is a Foundation created to serve Southern communities and organizations seeking social, economic and environmental justice by providing them with financial resources, technical assistance and training, and access to systems of information and power. The Southern Partners Fund focuses on rural community organizing in the Southeastern United States (Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Caroli…
The Starr Foundation makes grants in a number of areas, including education, medicine and healthcare (New York City and overseas), human needs (New York City), public policy, culture and the environment. The Foundation makes grants on a national and international basis and solicits specific organizations to submit proposals for funding.
Stewart R. Mott Charitable Trust
The Stewart R. Mott Charitable Trust has been an innovative foundation focused on small, strategic grant–making. The Trust takes pride in turning modest investments into lasting systemic change. The Trust’s philanthropic mission was originally focused on changing public policy to address the issues of nuclear armament and overpopulation. Since then, the funding interests have grown to include exposing government corruption and the protection of…
The Surdna Foundation seeks to foster just and sustainable communities in the United States�”communities guided by principles of social justice and distinguished by healthy environments, strong local economies, and thriving cultures.
The Joe Foss Institute
The Joe Foss Institute is a 501c organization dedicated to promoting & teaching patriotism, public service, integrity and an appreciation for America\’s freedoms. It is our vision to promote an informed patriotism and to be recognized as the national leader in promoting patriotism in schools and organizations.
Tides Foundation actively promotes change toward a healthy society, one which is founded on principles of social justice, broadly shared economic opportunity, a robust democratic process, and sustainable environmental practices.
Twenty-First Century Foundation
Twenty–First Century Foundation grantmaking will focus on organizations actively involved in or wanting to engage in community organizing, advocacy and/or leadership development focused on addressing root causes of social injustice impacting the Black community: 1. Fifty percent (50%) of the staff is African American or of African descent; 2. Fifty percent (50%) of the board of directors is African American or of African descent; 3. Fifty percent (50…
Volunteering gives you an opportunity to change lives, including your own. Ngomarketplace India, a subsidiary of the society for promotion of environment and sustainable development is an independent, non–profit, non–governmental volunteer organization which aims at all round development of rural India.
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Grants are made in the four areas of: Health, Food Systems and Rural Development, Youth and Education, and Philanthropy and Volunteerism. All programming in these four interest areas is tailored to meet the needs of each geographic region. United States: Health, Food Systems and Rural Development, Youth and Education, Philanthropy and Volunteerism, Greater Battle Creek. International funding: Southern Africa – Strengthen Leadership Capacity, Strength…
Wallace Global Fund
The Fund supports initiatives related to environmental resource depletion and system collapse, corporate abuses and the concentration of corporate power, planetary carrying capacity, sustainable human population, women�™s human rights, with an emphasis on ending female genital mutilation, civic engagement, civil liberties, equal justice, independent media, and media policy.