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Foundations and similar nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is making charitable grants to organizations or individuals. This category also includes sites for associations of grant-making foundations, and for resources for such foundations, such as consulting services in evaluating grant applications.
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Arcus Foundation - Gives funding guidelines and describes current programs. Focus areas include tolerance, gay and lesbian issues, and great apes. [English/Spanish] The Isabel Allende Foundation - Established in homage to Paula Frias, Isabel's daughter through grants and scholarships in literacy, shelter, healthcare, education, and peace. Contact information, description of programs. [English/Spanish] Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation - Focuses on entrepreneurship and on education, with Kansas City serving as an incubator for academic programs. Describes funding guidelines, past initiatives, and publications. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation - Dedicated to improving the quality of life by funding projects in higher education, scientific research, the environment and the San Francisco Bay Area. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - Supports initiatives in education, world health and population, and community giving in the Pacific Northwest. John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Home Page - The Foundation only supports individuals. It does not make grants to institutions or organizations. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation - Makes grants to institutions in higher education, in cultural affairs and the performing arts, in population, in conservation and the environment, and in public affairs. Audia Caring Heritage Association - US-based, with a primary focus to address medical and educational needs for underserved populations, as well as to strengthen Italian-American heritage. They briefly describe their history and projects. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation - Private grantmaking foundation focused on human and community development, global security and sustainability, along with its general and fellowship programs. Information on announcements, speeches, grants, jobs, links and contacts. The Bradley Foundation - Private foundation which supports conservative causes and public policy organizations. The Blaustein Philanthropic Group - Four independent foundations, which fund arts, human rights, and economic needs organizations. Describes recent grants and financial status for each. Timmissartok Foundation - Providing grants for adventure in foreign lands. Includes list of recipients and summaries of their projects. John Templeton Foundation - Funds projects, publications and prizes emphasizing the importance of moral and spiritual approaches in science, health, and education. Describes staff, funding priorities, and publications. The David and Lucile Packard Foundation - Provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the following broad program areas: conservation; population; science; children, families, and communities; arts; and organizational effectiveness and philanthropy. The foundation provides national and international grants, and also has a special focus on the Northern California counties of San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, and Monterey. Steven and Michele Kirsch Foundation - Describes grantmaking as well as advocacy activities relating to disease, clean air, nuclear containment, and the Silicon Valley, with application information. The Kresge Foundation - Annual report, program information and FAQs for this independent, private foundation. The Pew Charitable Trusts - Works in the areas of developing policy solutions, informing the public, and supporting civic life. Provides detailed funding guidelines, as well as results of research, selected news items, and career opportunities. Ford Foundation - The foundation's goals are to strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation and advance human achievement . The foundation works mainly by making grants or loans that build knowledge and strengthen organizations and networks. Carnegie Corporation of New York - Areas funded include education and international development. Includes complete guidelines for both grants and the Carnegie Corporation Scholars program. The Henry Luce Foundation - Focuses on American art, Asia, environment, theology, higher education, and women in science. Includes guidelines and recent awards. Rockefeller Brothers Fund - Dedicated to improving the well-being of people in transition to global interdependence. Charles Stewart Mott Foundation - Offers grants related to civil and human rights, environment, poverty. Includes issue/theme-based publications, searchable database of recent Mott-funded initiatives, links to a host of grantee websites and grant application procedures. Rockefeller Family Fund (RFF) - A family philanthropy located in New York City. RFF supports a wide range of environmental, political participation and reform, women's rights, and other domestic activist-oriented nonprofit groups. It also provides funding to help nonprofits operate more effectively and to enable them to gain greater financial self-sufficiency. Common Counsel Foundation - Consortium of family foundations and individual donors committed to funding economic, environmental and social justice initiatives. Broadcasters' Foundation - Provides anonymous financial assistance to fellow radio and television broadcasters who are in acute need. Tides Foundation - Donor-advised grants to nonprofits working toward social change in the US and abroad. Brett Family Foundation - A grant making nonprofit organization that supports progressive charities and public policy initiations which help disadvantaged youth, improve public education, and create caring communities, particularly in Boulder, Denver, and the state of Colorado. Benton Foundation - Works to ensure that media and telecommunications serve the public interest and enhance democracy. The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation - Supporting programs and organizations that create opportunity, enhance self-esteem and increase awareness about cultural and community issues among young men and women. The Lifebridge Foundation - A grant-making United Nations affiliated NGO promoting the interconnectedness of all life and the oneness of humanity. Mustard Seed Foundation - A Christian grant-making organization partnering with churches all over the world. Oak Foundation - An international philanthropy funding projects in conservation, human rights, abuse, housing, learning disabilities, and other social justice issues. Annual report, guidelines for grant applications, and contact info. Milken Family Foundation - Funds initiatives in education and medical research. Andrus Family Fund - Provides funding for social change under programs for foster care and for community reconciliation. The Clarence Foundation - Venture philanthropy which seeks out and supports innovative and successful grassroots organizations. Information on giving opportunities, vision, programs, and leadership. Lindbergh Foundation - Furthering Charles and Anne Morrow Lindbergh's shared vision of a balance between technological advancement and environmental preservation. Describes mission and programs, foundation history, how to apply for grants, and related topics. The Samuel H. Kress Foundation - Offers grants and fellowships that promote the enjoyment and understanding of European Art and Architecture. Cottonwood Foundation - Provides grants to grassroots organizations worldwide that combine protecting the environment, promoting cultural diversity, empowering people to meet their basic needs, and relying on volunteer efforts. Turner Foundation - Makes grants in the areas of the environment and population. Includes information about the foundation and its interests, plus grant application materials. Markle Foundation - A private, not-for-profit philanthropy promoting the development of communications industries that address public needs. Programs in three different areas: Policy for a Networked Society, Interactive Media for Children, and Information Technologies for Better Health. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Private foundation dedicated to improving health and healthcare for Americans. Details on grant applications, information on grantees, and reports on the results of funded programs as well as Foundation press releases, publications and reports. Eisenhower Fellowships - Organizes and funds networking between potential leaders in the United States and those in other countries. Includes selection criteria. PGA Foundations - Details the many foundations created by Paul Allen (co-founder of Microsoft). The Asia Foundation - Seeks to advance the mutual interests of the United States and the Asia-Pacific region, making grants in the areas of governance, law, and civil society; women's political participation; economic reform and development; and international relations. Guidelines and project lists available. Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation - Funds as well as operates programs in the areas of learning differences and human services. Gives funding guidelines and descriptions of current initiatives. Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation - Funds animal welfare, education, and environment, as well as New Jersey arts and Morris County issues, as well as operating programs in these areas. Describes current and former programs. The Nippon Foundation - Work areas are international cooperative assistance, maritime development, and Japanese social welfare and volunteer support. Articles on current projects, how to apply, and information on foundation history and staff. [English/Japanese] Waitt Family Foundation - Partners with community resident-led efforts that seek to understand their pasts, identify current assets and challenges, and take action. Foundation history, grant application and guidelines, and program news. Cleveland H. Dodge Foundation - Funding emphasis on underprivileged youth and overpopulation, geographic emphasis on New York City and the Near East. Gives grant guidelines, recipients, financial statements, foundation history, and board of directors. The Hitachi Foundation - Multi-year grants in specific initiative areas, as well as employee matching funds and awards for students participating in community service. Includes reports from grantees and financial information. The Arca Foundation - Focuses on government policy and politics. Includes grant guidelines and an overview of the review process. Doris Duke Charitable Foundation - Mission is to improve the quality of people's lives by preserving natural environments, seeking cures for diseases, and nurturing the arts. CS Fund, Warsh/Mott Legacy, and CSE Fund - Currently funding in biotechnology, industrial globalization, and food sovereignty. Provides application procedure, with list of staff, directors, and current grantees. Lilly Endowment - Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation that supports the causes of religion, education, and community development with an emphasis on projects that benefit young people and promote leadership The Russell Family Foundation - Makes global grants focused on peace and security, as well as supporting western Washington environmental causes. Describes funding programs, with information on their "green" headquarters building, and links to nonprofit resources. Hoffberger Foundation - Supports the Jewish community in Baltimore, Maryland, and Israel, as well as human needs in the Baltimore area. Provides grant guidelines and highlights from past funding cycles. Glaser Progress Foundation - Focuses on measuring progress, animal advocacy, and independent media. Includes application forms and list of past grantees. The King Baudouin Foundation United States - Facilitates transatlantic philanthropy by enabling American individuals and corporations to support people and causes throughout Europe. Describes board of directors, parent Belgian foundation, and operating practices. The Skoll Foundation - Benefits communities around the world by investing in, connecting and celebrating social entrepreneurs. Describes awards programs and recipients. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation - Describes current funding interests in education, environment, and performing arts, with information on past grantees and foundation operations. The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc - Funds nonprofits working with low-income people, and operates a fellowship program for executive directors. Gives brief history, with details of fellows' work. Flora Family Foundation - Lists recently awarded grants, with information about the family and the foundation's board and staff. Global Greengrants Fund - Focusing on grassroots organizations in the developing world. Describes donation opportunities for individuals and organizations, with lists of grantees and of advisors. Butler Family Fund - Concerned with homelessness and criminal justice reform, focusing on California, Chicago, New York, Philadelphia, Wisconsin, Washington, D.C., and London. Lists grantees, provides staff and board contact information, and describes foundation history. The Moriah Fund - Describes funding interests, including Israel, Guatemala, women's health, and sustainable international trade, with instructions for applying and reporting as well as a list of grantees. [English/Hebrew/Spanish] Van Leer Group Foundation - Discusses foundation group history and goals, including strategies for charitable giving (children and Jerusalem cultural and civic programs) and for investments. Chisholm Foundation - Supports charitable causes in education, the arts, and religion, especially seed or demonstration projects. Provides application instructions and contact information. Public Welfare Foundation - pursues a strategy of "service, advocacy, and empowerment" for meeting basic human needs and promoting democratic participation for people around the globe. Feinstein Foundation - Information about programs to fight hunger and to provide education and scholarships, founded by philanthropist and humanitarian Alan Shawn Feinstein. The Wallace Foundation - Objectives are to strengthen education leadership, improve after-school learning opportunities, and expand participation in arts and culture. Gives information on strategies, finances, results, and employment. Right Livelihood Award - Presents annual awards for people, who develop solutions for today's pressing concerns. Included are list of past honorees and publications. Sometimes called the "Alternate Nobel Peace Prize Awards". From Stockholm, Sweden. The Rockefeller Foundation - Endowed by John D. Rockefeller and chartered in 1913 for the well-being of people throughout the world. It is one of America's oldest private foundations and one of the few with strong international interests. Free Press Unlimited - A Dutch foundation which supports independent media in countries in development. Lists sponsors, gives annual report, and describes projects and emergency assistance by country. [English/Spanish/Dutch]
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