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Denise Elizabeth
Denise Elizabeth
Senior Financial Editor & Writer
Last Updated: March 1, 2021
Date Published: February 22, 2021

1675 Foundation

The 1675 Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals and families through the support of non–profit organizations working in the areas of arts & culture, education, the environment, health, human services and history. Priority is given to organizations serving Philadelphia and Chester Counties in southeastern Pennsylvania and other geographic areas of interest to the Trustees.

3M Community Giving

Areas of funding interest include K–12 Education, Higher Education, Health & Human Services, Arts & Culture, Environment, Volunteerism.

Adobe Systems, Inc.

Adobe supports schools and community–based organizations with programs that enable and inspire K–12 students to think creatively, communicate effectively, and work collaboratively, using digital technology and communication tools. Adobe also supports nonprofit organizations and programs located in Adobe communities that address community–specific needs, with an emphasis on the following criteria: Arts and cultural organizations…

Agape Foundation

Agape Foundation founded in 1969 is a nonprofit tax–exempt foundation that raises and distributes funds to groups and projects (not individuals) working for nonviolent social change in California. Agape provides seed grants, loans and fiscal sponsorship to organizations addressing the following six areas: Peace, Human Rights, Environmental Protection, Economic Justice, Progressive Arts, Media and Grassroots Organizing Support.

Alcoa Foundation

A significant percentage of our grants originate in Alcoa communities. Four distinct Areas of Excellence provide thematic focus to the global allocation of our philanthropic resources. The majority of our grants fit within one of the following areas: Conservation and Sustainability, Safe and Healthy Children and Families, Global Education and Workplace Skills, and Business and Community Partnerships.

American Floral Endowment

The American Floral Endowment funds research and educational development in floriculture and environmental horticulture designed to produce solutions to industry needs and promote the growth and improvement of the floral industry for the benefit of the grower, wholesale, retail, allied segments and the general public.

Anderson-Rogers Foundation

The Anderson–Rogers Foundation makes grants to 501(c)(3) organizations that address a variety of social and environmental needs. The Foundation is particularly interested in funding programs in the following areas: Family planning and abortion rights; Child welfare; Improvement of parenting knowledge and practices; Environmental education and activism, with an emphasis on restoring and preserving habitat and protecting endangered animals; Adult liter…

Anderson-Rogers Foundation - National Focus

The Anderson–Rogers Foundation makes grants to 501(c)(3) organizations that address a variety of social and environmental needs. The Foundation is particularly interested in funding programs in the following areas: Reproductive and abortion rights; Access to contraception and sex education, particularly programs aimed at reducing teen pregnancy rates; Environmental education and activism, including programs to preserve and restore habitat and protect…

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation currently makes grants in five core program areas: higher education, museums and art conservation, performing arts, conservation and the environment, and public affairs.

Angelica Foundation

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.

Arntz Family Foundation

The Arntz Family Foundation’s primary mission is to support environmental organizations, with an emphasis on those organizations that work towards systemic change and sustainability particularly where the areas of the environment and economic development come together. Proposals by Foundation Invitation Only. Areas of interest include Environment, Economic Development – Projects Involved with the Environment.

Arthur B. Schultz Foundation

The Arthur B. Schultz Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life on earth through support of wildlands conservation, disabled recreation and mobility, international micro–enterprise, and global understanding.

Beim Foundation

Traditionally, the Foundation has supported organizations in four funding categories: Arts, Education, Environment and Human Services. The Beim Foundation’s geographic priority is the State of Minnesota. In 2006, the Beim Foundation will grant up to 30% of its total giving in support of projects located in the city of Denver, CO; Cumberland county, Maine; Park and Gallatin counties, Montana; and Santa Fe county, New Mexico.

Beldon Fund

Through grants to effective, nonprofit environmental advocacy organizations working in two areas: human health and the environment and key states, the Beldon Fund seeks to build a national consensus to achieve and sustain a healthy planet.

Ben & Jerry's Foundation

Although the Ben & Jerry’s Foundation doesn’t prioritize any particular issue area for funding, we do focus on the types of activities and strategies an organization uses for creating social change in any number of areas. The Foundation will only consider proposals from grassroots, constituent–led organizations that are organizing for systemic social change. We support programs and projects that are examples of creative problem–so…

Blue Moon Fund - Environment - National Focus

The Blue Moon Fund makes grants to nonprofit organizations that have developed innovative, holistic approaches to improving human quality of life in harmony with the natural world. The Fund seeks to improve the human condition by changing the relationship between human consumption and the natural world. Toward this end, the fund supports exploration of new cultural and economic approaches to resource and energy use.

Boeing Company

The Boeing Company is committed to improving the quality of life in the communities in which it operates. Funding interests include education, health and human services, culture and the arts, and civic and environmental issues.

BP Foundation - Global Focus

When BP employees choose to support charitable activities, the BP Foundation�™s Employee Matching Fund matches their personal donations, volunteer time or �“ under specific circumstances �“ fundraising. In 2009, employees gave around $6.1 million, volunteered their time and raised funds to benefit charitable organizations worldwide. These activities were matched by grants of approximately $8.7 million by the BP Foundation.

Brainerd Foundation

The Brainerd Foundation protects the environmental quality of the Pacific Northwest and builds broad citizen support for environmental protection. We make grants, provide guidance, leverage funding, and encourage collaboration within the philanthropic community. Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, British Columbia, and the Yukon Territory constitute our geographic funding region. The Brainerd Foundation understands the importance of funding organiz…

Bridgestone Firestone Trust Fund

The Trust Fund focuses on organizations with missions supporting: 1) education, 2) environment and conservation, 3) childrens programs. Including national and local charities, the Trust Fund has donated more than $20 Million in the past 5 years.

Bullitt Foundation - AK, WA, OR, ID, CAN

The Bullitt Foundation has substantially refined its funding focus, geographic priorities, approach to grant making, and operations. Where once the Foundation endeavored to cover the full range of environmental issues in the Pacific Northwest, it now will concentrate on urban issues, business and technology, ecosystem services and planning, and civic engagement. While the overall geographic region of interest remains the same, the Foundation will focus the…

Campion Foundation

The Foundation mission is to leverage the foundation resources for the greatest possible impact in protecting pristine wilderness areas in Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and western Canada; ending homelessness in Washington state; and strengthening the nonprofit community.

Captain Planet Foundation

The mission of the Captain Planet Foundation is to fund and support hands–on, environmental projects for children and youths. Our objective is to encourage innovative programs that empower children and youth around the world to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities. Through environmental education, we believe that children can achieve a better understanding and appreciation for the w…

Cargill Corporation Charitable Giving

Cargill has contributed more than US $58 million to nonprofit and/or nongovernmental organizations, schools and local community organizations in locations where we have a business presence. Our contributions increased 24 percent over the previous fiscal year. Our giving is aligned with our business objective to help build sustainable communities where we live and work. We focus primarily in three areas: Nutrition and health, Education, Environmental stewar…

Carolyn Foundation

The mission of the Carolyn Foundation is to act with concern and compassion for communities and focus areas by supporting programs that make a meaningful difference now and in the future. Areas of funding interest include: community program area is regionally focused on our historic communities of interest: Minneapolis, Minnesota and New Haven, Connecticut. We seek to support programs that benefit economically disadvantaged children and youth and also prog…

Carolyn Foundation

The foundation has developed expertise in understanding issues facing children and families, community vitality and the environment, as well as applying innovative leadership and philanthropic resources.Community Grantmaking: In this program area we address needs in our historic communities of interest for populations within the cities of Minneapolis, Minnesota and New Haven, Connecticut. (We are currently unable to fund programs in St. Paul, Minnesota.)…

Caterpillar Foundation - Multiple States & International

The Caterpillar Foundation has long regarded investing in communities as fundamental to our concept of good business. Being a global industry leader also means that we must also be a leader in communities we are based in. Funds distributed by the Foundation are helping to promote access to basic human needs, provide humanitarian relief after natural disasters, enhance schools and libraries, preserve environments and promote conservation. Additionally the F…

Cedar Tree Foundation

The Cedar Tree Foundation makes grants in the following areas of concern: Environmental Education, Environmental Health, Sustainable Agriculture. We give particular consideration to proposals demonstrating strong elements of environmental justice and/or conservation within the program areas listed above. The Cedar Tree Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. We welcome letters of inquiry as described on our web site.

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.

Chesonis Family Foundation

The Chesonis Family Foundation is a private philanthropic organization that targets environmental and renewable energy research projects. The foundation addresses global climate change by bridging funding gaps in the innovation value chain to develop economically viable technology as a driver of change.

Christensen Fund

The Christensen Fund (TCF) focuses its grantmaking on maintaining the rich diversity of the world�”biological and cultural�”over the long run, by focusing on four geographic regions: The Greater South West (Southwest USA and Northwest Mexico), Central Asia and Turkey, The African Rift Valley (Ethiopia), Northern Australia and Melanesia.

Coca Cola Foundation

At The Coca–Cola Company, we recognize that we cannot have a healthy and growing business unless the communities we serve are healthy and sustainable. We are committed to improving the quality of life in the communities where we do business and have realigned our community investment priorities to be reflective of and responsive to the global and local nature of our business. Our renewed strategy focuses on global pillars where we can make a unique a…

Colcom Foundation - Environment - National Focus

The Colcom Foundation�™s principal funding interests reflect a primary concern for quality of life, which it strives to address with honesty, compassion and responsibility. Through the practice of strategic grantmaking, the Foundation focuses its philanthropic program on environmental sustainability, natural resource preservation, land and water conservation, and efforts to establish a sustainable population.

Colombe Foundation - National Focus

The Colombe Foundation seeks to create a peaceful world through changes in American policy. We work for the elimination of weapons of mass destruction; a shift to foreign policy that is balanced with diplomacy and prevention rather than dominated by war and aggression; and a shift from wasteful military spending to investments in programs that create real national security (including environmental protection, alternative energy, education and human service…

Compton Foundation

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.

ConocoPhillips Community Investment - National Focus

ConocoPhillips has a long tradition of investing in the communities in which we operate. During 2008, our corporate donations totaled more than $95 million, which includes approximately $70 million in charitable contributions from the corporation and about $25 million in funds for other community investment projects donated through our company–operated businesses, as well as various joint ventures and equity affiliates. Areas of funding interest incl…

Constellation Energy Group

Constellation Energy�™s target is to make social investments addressing education, economic development, and environmental needs.

Cottonwood Foundation - National & International Focus

The Cottonwood Foundation is dedicated to promoting empowerment of people, protection of the environment, and respect for cultural diversity. The foundation focuses its funding on committed, grass roots organizations that rely strongly on volunteer efforts and where foundation support will make a significant difference. The Foundation awards grants in the $500 to $1,000 range to grassroots organizations in the United States and internationally. At least 90…

Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation - Conservation, National Focus

The Curtis and Edith Munson Foundation began making grants in 1987–88. Over the past 15 years, we have emphasized partnerships, collaborations, and seed funding for new projects and organizations within the framework of our programs as defined by our guidelines. The Foundation general focus is Conservation of natural resources in North America and the Caribbean Basin with emphasis on the United States. Initial approach: letter of inquiry (due by Apri…

Dale and Edna Walsh Foundation - National Focus

In December, 1994, Dale and Edna Walsh set up an Illinois based 501(c)(3) private charitable contribution foundation named the Dale and Edna Walsh Foundation. We refer to ourselves as DEW Foundation or simply DEW. The first step in the application process is to submit a letter of inquiry (LOI) via the Foundation’s Web site or by mail. The Foundation contributes to medical, relief, welfare, education, community service, ministries and environmental pro…

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Guided by the business philosophy and values of our Founders, we invest in innovative people and organizations to improve the lives of children, enable the creative pursuit of science, advance reproductive health, and conserve and restore earth’s natural systems. Core Grantmaking Programs – We focus the majority of our grantmaking in three program areas: Conservation and Science, Population and Reproductive Health, Children, Families, and Commun…

David Bohnett Foundation

The David Bohnett Foundation is a key supporter in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community, handgun control, animal language research, voter registration/education, and the environment. 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

Del Rio Family Foundation - Education, Health & Environment - National & In...

The Del Rio Family Foundation supports education, health, and science programs that seek to improve the condition of emerging communities of the world. The Del Rio Family Foundation also supports research and projects that promote an understanding of the need for or the development of a sustainable global environment

DEW Foundation - Education, Arts, Religion, Environment - National Focus

The DEW Foundation supports a wide range of charitable activities from social services and ministries, to education and the arts. The Foundation contributes to medical, relief, welfare, education, community service, ministries and environmental programs, and arts organizations. An organization must have current 501(c)(3) Public Charity status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), be a government entity, or be an IRS–recognized tribe. Organizations…

Diller – von Furstenberg Family Foundation - National Focus

The Diller �“ von Furstenberg Family Foundation is a private family foundation which provides philanthropic support to various 501(c)3 non–profit organizations. Founded in 1999, the Foundation is guided by the shared values, concerns and passions of the Diller �“ von Furstenberg family. The primary recipients of the Foundation�™s support are organizations within the following sectors: Community Building, Education, Human Rights,…

Dominion Foundation

Dominion�™s charitable contributions are primarily awarded to qualified 501(c)(3) organizations in the following categories: Environment, Education, Culture and the Arts, Civic and Community Development Health and Human Services. Because the Dominion Foundation supports a wide range of charitable programs, most grants are in the $1,000 to $15,000 range. Higher amounts may be awarded when a program is an exceptional fit with corporate business&ndas…

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is to improve the quality of people’s lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and the prevention of child maltreatment, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke’s properties.

Dr. Scholl Foundation

The Dr. Scholl Foundation is dedicated to providing financial assistance to organizations committed to improving our world. Solutions to the problems of today’s world still lie in the values of innovation, practicality, hard work, and compassion. Application for grants are considered in the following areas: Programs for children, developmentally disabled, senior citizens, civic and cultural institutions, social service agencies, hospitals and health c…

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.

Earthwatch Institute

Earthwatch Institute is an international non–profit organization that brings science to life for people concerned about the Earth’s future. Founded in 1971, Earthwatch supports scientific field research by offering volunteers the opportunity to join research teams around the world. Earthwatch supports research projects in four key areas: Ecosystem Services , Climate Change, Oceans, and Cultural Heritage. These priorities will shape our activitie…

Eastman Kodak Company

Eastman Kodak’s primary focus is at our site communities, but also includes national and international support. Focus is on the following general areas: Community Revitalization, Environment, and Arts & Culture; Education; Health & Human Services.

Edison International

Edison supports nonprofit and/or non–governmental organizations. To qualify for consideration, such organizations must strive to maintain or improve the quality of life in the community and address specific community needs. Our primary areas of support are education and environment.

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.

Entergy Charitable Foundation

Entergy�™s Corporate Giving programs include cash as well as in–kind contributions that address myriad community needs: arts and culture, community improvement and enrichment, education and literacy, the environment and healthy families. Entergy�™s Open Grants Program focuses on improving communities as a whole. We look for giving opportunities in the areas of arts and culture, community improvement/enrichment, the environment and healt…

Estée Lauder Global Philanthropy - National & International

The Est�©e Lauder Companies has long supported numerous institutions and programs that reflect the interests and concerns of our consumers and employees around the world. Over the years, our corporate and brand philanthropy programs and community initiatives have focused on advancing the activities and growth of numerous organizations dedicated to health and human services, education, the environment and the arts. Our contributions take many forms: The…

ExxonMobil Community Investment

ExxonMobil is committed to being a responsible partner in the communities where we operate. Areas of funding interest include education, the environment, health, safety, women economic opportunities, community development as well as worldwide giving in the regions in which they operate.

Fields Pond Foundation

The primary mission of Fields Pond Foundation is to provide financial assistance to nature and land conservation organizations that are community–based and that serve to increase environmental awareness by involving local residents in conservation issues.

Foundation for Deep Ecology

For nearly a decade, we have supported the Conservation Land Trust and land acquisition efforts in Chile and Argentina. At this time, new and exciting opportunities are presenting themselves, requiring expansion of this work.

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…

Fund for Wild Nature

The Fund for Wild Nature (Fund) provides money for campaigns to save and restore native species and wild ecosystems, including actions to defend wilderness and biological diversity. If your project is not clearly and directly connected to these priorities, please clearly explain the link.

Funding Exchange - Social Justice

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.

GE Foundation - Education, Environment, Public Policy, Human Rights - Natio...

As the philanthropic organization of GE, GE Foundation works to solve some of the world�™s most difficult problems. In coordination with its partners, it supports U.S. and international education, the environment, public policy, human rights and disaster relief. In addition, GE Foundation supports GE employee and retiree giving and involvement in GE communities around the world.

General Motors Foundation

General Motors and the GM Foundation support a variety of activities in the communities where we do business. Our philanthropic and community relations mission is to insure that we maintain our leadership position as a valued, responsible corporate citizen by enhancing the quality of life in our communities consistent with our business goals and objectives.

Georgia-Pacific Foundation

The purpose of the Georgia–Pacific Foundation is to help create and fund those programs and initiatives that add value to, and measurably improve, the quality of life within the communities where Georgia–Pacific employees live and work. The Foundation supports quality programs in Education, Literacy, Environment, Women and Minorities Entrepreneurship Arts & Culture, Youth Enrichment and Community Enhancement. Please visit our blog for locat…

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.

Grants Fundraising.com

Grants Fundraising.com’s purpose is to help spread the word about grants programs initiatives and fundraising opportunities from foundations, 501c3 non�“profits organizations and private sector sources by posting those initiatives on our site. If your organization, foundation or fundraising company has grants opportunities and you are looking to spread the word about it we invite you to contact us about it so we may be able to post your grant i…

Hagen Family Foundation - National Focus

The Hagen Family Foundation (THFF) is a private family foundation established in 1999 that provides financial grants to not–for–profit organizations. The Foundation favors creative and innovative proposals in the areas of: The Arts, Education, Environment, Religion, Social Services. The Foundation does not consider contributions to annual drives, capital campaigns, research, or the support of on–going programs. The Foundation supports org…

Halliburton Corporate Contributions

Halliburton supports primarily tax–exempt non–profit organizations dedicated to education, health, the environment and health–related community programs. Support for civic issues, arts and cultural programs may also be considered in areas where there is a significant presence of Halliburton employees and operations. In 2008, the company donated more than $2.2 million to support community initiatives.

Harry Chapin Foundation - National Focus

The mission of the Harry Chapin Foundation is to support organizations that have demonstrated their ability to dramatically improve the lives and livelihood of people by helping them to become self–sufficient. The Foundation’s funding focuses on: Community education programs that identify community needs and mobilize resources to meet them, fostering social and economic justice; Arts in education programs and other approaches to educating young…

Heller Family Foundation

The Heller Family Foundation helps create, develop and support local programs that contribute to the vibrant health and wellbeing of the individual, the community and the environment. It is the goal of the Heller Family Foundation that these programs become self–sustaining through community support, sponsoring organizations, and change in public policy.

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…

Henry P. Kendall Foundation

The Foundation’s regional priorities are western Canada and the United States in the Northwest, and New England and the Atlantic provinces in the Northeast – the “shoulders” of North America. Areas of funding interest – the environment.

Home Depot Foundation

The Home Depot Foundation was created in 2002 to further the community building goals of the The Home Depot Company by providing additional resources to assist nonprofit organizations throughout the United States and Canada. The Home Depot Foundation administers the following two grant–making programs: Affordable Housing, Built Responsibly; Healthy Community and Wildland Forests.

Houston Endowment - Houston

Houston Endowments supports nonprofit organizations and educational institutions that improve life for the people of the grater Houston area. The Foundation funds programs in the arts, community enhancement, education, health, human services, the environment and neighborhood development.

HSBC Corporate Responsibility

Focusing on education and the environment, HSBC builds strong, enduring relationships with a wide range of organizations, providing the resources and tools to sustain long–term results. HSBC’s 2007 U.S. social investment was $32.8 million and we were honored to have been recognized by more than 20 of our partner organizations for our philanthropy.

IBM Corporate Citizenship

The primary focus of our corporate citizenship activities is on developing initiatives to address specific societal issues, such as the environment, community economic development, education, health, literacy, language and culture. We employ IBM’s most valuable resources, our technology and talent, in order to create innovative programs in these areas to assist communities around the world.

InterContinental Hotels Group

We are building a culture at IHG that’s focused on producing strong returns for our owners while creating shared social benefits in the communities we are part of.

International Paper Foundation - Multiple States

The International Paper Foundation supports U.S. non–profit organizations within the communities where International Paper has operating facilities. The Foundation’s primary focus areas are environmental education and literacy programs for young children. Program areas: Education, Environmental Education, Literacy, Critical Community Needs.

Jelks Family Foundation - Environment - Florida & Global Focus

The Jelks Family Foundation was formed in 1994 to promote cultural, educational, environmental, historical, and humanitarian programs through charitable giving and active participation. While we are based in Florida, we are engaged globally. Our Foundation includes legal, health, and environmental professionals.

Jessie B. Cox Charitable Trust Fund - New England

The Trust is dedicated to improving the environment and the quality of life for people living in New England. To achieve its goals, the Trust pursues initiatives in three key fields of interest: education, environment, and health. For education, there is a special interest in promoting early learning and quality out–of–school time. Within the field of environment, the Trust focuses on preservation of fresh and marine waters through natural ha…

Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation - Environment & Environmental Justice - Natio...

The Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation promotes a sustainable and just social and natural system by supporting grassroots organizations and movements committed to this goal. Our funding priorities are shaped by a view of the Earth as one community, an interconnected web of life in which human society is an integral part: Protect the Health and Environment of Communities Threatened by Toxics; Advance Environmental Justice; Promote a Sustainable Agricultural and…

Kinder Morgan Foundation - US & Canada

At Kinder Morgan, we believe it is our responsibility to provide youth in the communities where we operate with opportunities to learn and grow. We do this through the Kinder Morgan Foundation by supporting non profit youth programs that focus on education, the arts and the environment. Every year, our grants support thousands of youth in communities large and small across North America.

Koch Industries

Koch companies’ commitment to adding value in society includes efforts by employees to enhance the communities where they live and financial support by these companies for programs that help educate and enrich children, preserve natural resources, or offer assistance to those in need. Areas of funding interest include Education, Human Services, Environmental Stewardship.

Kohlberg Foundation - Health, Education, Environment - National Focus

The Kohlberg Foundation reflects the individual and collective philanthropy of the donors, Jerome and Nancy Kohlberg. It is a family foundation. Broadly defined, the foundation works within three major categories: health and medical research, education, and the environment.

Kongsgaard-Goldman Foundation

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…

KPMG Corporate Citizenship

KPMG Corporate citizenship is at the heart of our values and all around the world KPMG member firms are committed to their communities �” working to address poverty and make a positive difference in health and prosperity. Our corporate citizenship case studies show how our people are working to address poverty and make a positive difference to communities. Areas of funding interest include Disaster relief, Education, Environment, People in need.

Kresge Foundation

The Kresge Foundation awards grants to small, mid–size, and large nonprofit organizations in six fields of interest: health, the environment, community development, arts and culture, education, and human services. Working with our grantees, we endeavor to improve the life circumstances and opportunities for poor, disadvantaged and marginalized individuals, families, and communities. In 2008, we created three new programs �“ the Health Program,…

Laird Norton Family Foundation - Pacific Northwest & Minnesota

The Laird Norton Family Foundation four funding areas are: Climate Change, Global Fundamentals, Arts in Education, and Watershed Stewardship. Geographic areas of funding interest are Pacific Northwest and Minnesota.

Lawrence Foundation

The Lawrence Foundation is a private family foundation focused on making grants to support environmental, education, human services and other causes. The Lawrence Foundation was established in mid–2000. We make both program and operating grants and do not have any geographical restrictions on our grants.

Lazar Foundation

The Lazar Foundation is dedicated to funding innovative and strategic projects that protect the environment in the Pacific Northwest: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Leighty Foundation

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.

Levinson Foundation

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.

Lindbergh Foundation

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.

Lumpkin Foundation

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.

Magnolia Trust

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.

Mazda Foundation

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…

Monsanto Fund

The organizations and programs we support are as varied as the places around the globe where we do business. Our goal, however, is but one: To improve peoples lives by bridging the gap between their needs and their resources. Some grants emanate from our headquarters community in St. Louis, while others come from our facilities in the U.S. and around the world. Still another kind of giving comes in the form of matching gifts that support our employees&apos…

Morgan Family Foundation

The Morgan Family Foundation focuses its giving on youth, education, environment, and programs that strengthen community through collaboration and/or development of nonprofit leadership. The Foundation considers grants for early–stage ideas. Organizations that can leverage the Foundation’s support with funding from additional sources are looked upon favorably. The Morgan Family Foundation accepts proposals by invitation only.

Motorola Foundation

Our giving philosophy promises to fund innovative educational programs, community enrichment & environmentally sound initiatives.

Nash Foundation - Minnesota

The Nash Foundation considers requests only from 501(c)(3) not–for–profit organizations. Our grant making is generally limited to organizations in the Twin Cities of Minneapolis–St. Paul. We also make a limited number of grants in communities that are of historic interest to The Foundation (but do not accept unsolicited proposals from these areas). We’re interested in the arts, the environment, and human services – with a focus…

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…

New England Biolabs Foundation

The Foundation’s funding priorities are targeted to environmental issues with special program interests in: Marine conservation, Estuary protection, Sustainable economic development, Sustainable organic agriculture, Environmental education for teachers or elementary school students.

New England Grassroots Environment Fund

Since its inception 12 years ago, NEGEF has built up a core grantmaking program that has funded over 1,000 different community groups located in over 40% of New England’s cities and towns putting over $2.5 million directly into these communities. These grants are typically between $500 and $2,500 for its regionwide small grants program, with a range of $500 to $10,000 for its urban grants program: the Boston Grants Initiative. NEGEF invests in constit…

Nokia Corporate Responsability

Areas of funding interest include the environment and society.

Norman Foundation - National Focus

The Norman Foundation seeks to 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, coalition building and policy reform efforts; work to prevent the disposal of toxics in communities, and to link environmental issues wit…

Northeast Utilities - Northeast

NU’s Environmental Community Grant Program funds local community and grassroots environmental projects that are often overlooked by large grant programs. Grants between $250 and $1,000 are awarded in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Applications are reviewed by a team of NU employees. Applications are due by April 15 and October 15 of each year.

Northrop Grumman Contributions Program - Multiple States

The Northrop Grumman Corporation recognizes our obligations to our shareholders, employees, customers, and communities. We are committed to be a responsible corporate citizen and support communities throughout the United States, particularly where our employees live and work, with financial, in–kind and volunteer resources. Through the Contributions Program, the Company seeks to address critical issues and needs by providing financial assistance to a…

NYC Venture Philanthropy Fund

The NYC Venture Philanthropy Fund, a giving circle launched in 2008 to support social entrepreneurs in New York City across a variety of fields, announces that it is accepting grant proposals from local nonprofits that seek to protect or improve the environment. The grantee will receive a one year 10,000 dollars cash grant, technical assistance and access to VPF’s professional and social networks. The deadline for proposal submissions is Friday Sept…

Oak Foundation - US & International Focus

The Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. Areas of funding interest include Climate Change, Human Rights, Homelessness, Marine Conservation, Child Abuse, Women Issues.

Ocean Foundation

The Ocean Foundation’s unique mission is to support, strengthen, and promote those organizations dedicated to reversing the trend of destruction of ocean environments around the world. The Foundation solicits proposals for specific projects and programs from selected institutions and organizations working in its areas of interest. Due to its small staff, The Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals. In addition to making grants to projects of…

Ocean Fund

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd, which operates Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises, established the Ocean Fund in 1996 to support marine conservation organizations in preserving the world’s oceans. The mission of the Ocean Fund is to support efforts to restore and maintain a healthy marine environment, minimize the impact of human activity on this environment, and promote awareness of ocean and coastal issues and respect for marine life.

Onaway Trust

The Onaway Trust was established in 1974 with the overall objective to relieve poverty and suffering. This is expressed in many areas and includes the protection of the environment, the support of children and adults with learning difficulties, the assistance of smaller charities whose aim is to safeguard sick, injured, threatened or abandoned animals and emergency relief for victims of disaster. Remaining central, however, since Onaway’s inception is…

Overbrook Foundation

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…

Patagonia

Patagonia funds only environmental work. We are most interested in making grants to organizations that identify and work on the root causes of problems and that approach issues with a commitment to long–term change. Because we believe that true change will occur only through a strong grassroots movement, our funding focuses on organizations that build a strong base of citizen support.

PepsiCo Foundation

As PepsiCo’s philanthropic anchor, PepsiCo Foundation is responsible for providing charitable contributions to eligible non–profit organizations. The Foundation is committed to developing sustainable partnerships and programs in underserved regions that provide opportunities for improved health, environment, and inclusion. To be eligible for PepsiCo Foundation funding, an organization’s primary focus must be in the areas of: Health, Environ…

Ping and Amy Chao Family Foundation - Children & Environment - National & I...

In 2006, Ping and his wife Amy founded the private, non–profit organization, the “Ping and Amy Chao Family Foundation”. The foundation aims to fund and nurture initiatives for improving the health and well–being of children in economically disadvantaged regions throughout the world; promoting the spirit of philanthropy and developing awareness of non–profit practices and opportunities for service for the younger generation of…

Progress Energy Foundation

Foundation grants are a minimum of $10,000 and target specific issues within education, economic development and the environment. Grants are limited to organizations that serve Progress Energy customers in Florida, North Carolina or South Carolina.

Prospect Hill Foundation

The Foundation’s grants primarily support activities in the United States. While many of these activities are national in scope, there is particular regional focus in New York, New Jersey, Rhode Island and Massachusetts. The Prospect Hill Foundation pursues this mission by making grants in three program sectors: Environmental Conservation, Nuclear Weapons Control, Reproductive Health.

PSEG Foundation

Good corporate citizenship is one of PSEG’s core values and an integral part of the Company’s way of doing business. One way in which the Company demonstrates its community engagement is by providing funding to nonprofit organizations. Through the PSEG Foundation and the PSEG’s Corporate Event Funding, PSEG supports a variety of programs in areas that align with PSEG business strategies. Contributions made to nonprofit organizations are view…

RadioShack Corporate Responsibility

RadioShack believes in helping people get more out of technology, and we believe in improving the lives of the people who live in the communities we serve. That’s why we focus our efforts on improving education, environmental sustainability, and on protecting our children.

RealNetworks Foundation - Multiple States

The RealNetworks Foundation has built a tradition of supporting a wide range of charitable programs through its competitive grant making and its Employee Gift Matching programs. The Foundation makes Community Enhancement Grants that are geographically restricted to eligible organizations in cities where employees of RealNetworks live and work. In 2009, this includes: Seattle, WA (King County); San Francisco, CA (Bay Area); Reston, VA (Metro D.C.); New York…

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 and Patricia Switzer Foundation

The Robert & Patricia Switzer Foundation identifies and nurtures environmental leaders who have the ability and determination to make a significant impact, and supports initiatives that will have direct and measurable results to improve environmental quality. The Foundation accomplishes this by awarding academic fellowships and project grants, sponsoring professional development activities, and fostering a growing network of Switzer Fellows, environmen…

Robertson Foundation

The Robertson Foundation currently targets high impact grants in four principal areas within the United States: 1) education 2) environment 3) medical research and 4) religion & spirituality. As opportunities emerge, the foundation has provided grants in other areas of interest.

Rockefeller Family Fund

For thirty years, the Rockefeller Family Fund has worked at the cutting edge of advocacy in such areas as environmental protection, advancing the economic rights of women, and holding public and private institutions accountable for their actions.

Samsung US Initiatives - Environment & Community

Samsung strives to improve the quality of people’s lives and contribute to a better society. Our U.S. efforts prove that we can make a difference by helping to create a greener environment and encouraging people to be better citizens by giving back to their communities.

Schmidt Family Foundation - Environmental Education 

The Schmidt Family Foundation supports efforts, using best expert information, to help transform the world’s environmental and energy practices in the 21th century. Our mission, at its broadest, is to advance the creation of an increasingly intelligent relationship between human activity and the use of the world’s natural resources.

SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund 

The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund works with hundreds of organizations, both big and small, around the world. All of these groups share a common goal – protecting animals, people and places. Aiming to achieve long–term conservation success, we support projects that are: 1. Science–based, 2.Solution–driven, 3. Community–oriented.

Shell Oil Company 

During its more than 50–year existence, the Foundation has contributed upward of $500 million to help foster the general well–being of communities where Shell employees live and work. Contributions have enabled non–profit organizations to grow – Areas of funding interest: Environment, Workforce Development / Education, Community Outreach, Health and Welfare.

Shumaker Family Foundation - National & International Focus 

The Shumaker Family 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 organi…

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).

SRP - Arizona 

SRP will focus its corporate contributions on consistent and meaningful involvement in community issues and programs in the areas of: Education, Arts and culture, Health and human services, Civic leadership, Environmental quality.

Starr Foundation 

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.

Swanson Family Foundation 

The Swanson Family Foundation was established in 2006 to create a legacy of sharing with the world in the areas of education, leadership, the environment, and health and lifestyle related issues. Grants will be primarily made to organizations providing “hands–on” support to promote a sustainable higher quality of life in the areas of education, environment, leadership and health.

The Acorn Foundation 

Established in 1978, the Acorn Foundation supports projects dedicated to building a sustainable future for the planet and to restoring a healthy global environment. The Acorn Foundation is particularly interested in small and innovative community–based projects which: Preserve and restore habitats supporting biological diversity and wildlife; Advocate for environmental justice, particularly in low–income and indigenous communities; and Prevent…

The Butler Family Foundation 

The Butler Family Foundation is governed by the children and grandchildren of Pat and Aimee Butler. The legacy of the founders continues in the Foundation’s priorities of supporting human services, including chemical dependency programs, and the arts. The environment has emerged as a new priority for the Foundation in the last decade. The Trustees of the Butler Family Foundation continue to honor Pat and Aimee’s commitment to the betterment of th…

The Gannett Foundation

The Gannett Foundation’s mission: to invest in the future of the communities in which Gannett does business, and in the future of our industry. We value projects that take a creative approach to fundamental issues such as education and neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem–solving, assistance to disadvantaged people, environmental conservation and cultural enrichment.

The Great Lakes Protection Fund

The Fund welcomes preproposals for projects that identify a specific improvement to the health of the Great Lakes ecosystem and have a pragmatic plan to produce those improvements. The Fund supports projects that produce results for the entire basin ecosystem, are carried out by collaborative teams, and tackle issues that have not generally been addressed at basin scale.

The Whitley Fund for Nature

The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) is a low–cost, high–impact UK registered charity offering a wide range of Awards and Grants to outstanding nature conservationists around the world.

The Whole Systems Foundation

The Foundation carries on the eclectic tradition by funding a variety of educational and research projects related to energy and resource conservation. We believe that to maintain a reasonable quality of life into the future, requires an integration of new “green” technologies with a global change in human values away from the present consumption oriented society. We fund projects related to the environment and living sustainably on the Earth. We take a br…

Tides Foundation

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.

Tiffany Foundation

Since its inception in 1837, Tiffany & Co. has been guided by the belief that a successful company has a responsibility to the greater community. Through The Tiffany & Co. Foundation, the company broadens the scope of its corporate giving efforts with grants to nonprofit organizations dedicated to the education and preservation of the arts and environmental conservation.

Turner Foundation

The Turner Foundation, Inc. is a private, independent family foundation committed to preventing damage to the natural systems – water, air, and land – on which all life depends. The Foundation makes grants in the areas of the environment and population.

United Technologies - Regional

UTC invests in communities where its employees live and work to promote arts and culture and attract students to math and science education. Because of our strong commitment to conservation and sustainability, part of our work is also centered on environmental causes. In 2009, UTC contributed $19 million to non–profit organizations around the world. UTC’s grant making is centered on the geographic regions where our employees live and work.

Unity Avenue Foundation

The Foundation mission is to foster ecologically sustainable human interaction with the natural environment. The Foundation prefers to fund specific projects rather than general operations, Projects that can be replicated or adapted for broad application, Proposals for $5,000 and up, To limit funding to projects in the Western Hemisphere.

UPS Foundation - National & Internation Focus

Our expanding global philanthropy brings with it a new and exciting landscape – and it also brings new operating challenges. As UPS grows and expands, so does its capacity to touch lives around the world. As a result, The UPS Foundation must align its assets – financial, human and knowledge – on our primary focus areas: economic and global literacy, environmental sustainability, nonprofit effectiveness, strength from diversity, and commun…

V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation - Environment - National & International

The V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation has emphasized environmental grantmaking since it was founded in 1991. We have also undertaken a grantmaking program in Greenwood, South Carolina , and supported medical research, especially in the field of eye research. In all of our grants, we seek to emphasize collaboration across disciplines and among institutions and people. The VELUX companies’ U.S. plant and offices are located in Greenwood, South Carolina, and…

Virginia Environmental Endowment

The mission of Virginia Environmental Endowment is to improve the quality of the environment by using its capital to encourage all sectors to work together to prevent pollution, conserve natural resources, and promote environmental literacy. Grantmaking priorities in the Virginia Program are focused on water quality research and monitoring of water quality conditions; land and open space conservation; Chesapeake Bay fisheries conservation, research, and ed…

Virtual Foundation

The Virtual Foundation is a unique online philanthropy program which supports grassroots initiatives around the world. Carefully screened community improvement projects in the fields of environment, health, poverty alleviation and sustainable economic activity are posted on our web site.

Visteon Corporation - AL, MI, MS, MO, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX

The Visteon Corporation supports the belief that a cohesive society is an essential foundation for business success, and that companies thrive with healthier, better–educated and more productive people. We believe that making corporate contributions is the best way to show employees and neighbors that we care about them, their families and their future. Visteon’s contributions are concentrated in two focus areas, youth and the environment. Viste…

Vulcan Materials Company Foundation

The Foundation supports many types of worthwhile organizations that enhance the quality of life in Vulcan’s communities, such as the United Way. Additionally, the Foundation has defined its vision and identified three distinct focus areas. Working with schools; Supporting environmental stewardship; and Encouraging employee involvement.

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.

Walmart Foundation

The Walmart Foundation strives to provide opportunities that improve the lives of individuals in our communities including our customers and associates. Through financial contributions, in–kind donations and volunteerism, the Foundation supports initiatives focused on enhancing opportunities in our four main focus areas: Education, Workforce Development / Economic Opportunity, Environmental Sustainability, Health and Wellness. The Foundation has a pa…

Walton Family Foundation

The Foundation’s commitment to addressing K–12 education reform, conservation of sensitive marine and freshwater environments, and economic development in the Delta Region of Arkansas and Mississippi is the result of constant and thorough evaluation and re–evaluation of strategic philanthropic investments that can deliver measurable, meaningful benefits.

Weeden Foundation

The Foundation will consider funding in any geographical location, but trustees have chosen a few places in Latin America, Central Siberia, and Western North America as high priority. Organizations supported to date range from those that protect ecosystems and wildlife to those that raise the status of women and increase awareness about family planning.

Weyerhaeuser Company Foundation - National; international; Canada

The foundation is committed to investing in advancing renewable natural resources that contribute to sustainable solutions to community and global problems. Contributions to advance renewable natural resources will be considered in the areas of sustainable natural resource management, environmental education leadership and conservation in areas that recognize the value of renewable natural resources. In addition to this area of focus, Weyerhaeuser Company…

Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation - National & International Focus

The Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation supports programs of national and international significance that promote the welfare of human and natural resources. These efforts will enhance the creativity, strengths and skills already possessed by those in need and reinforce the sustaining processes inherent in nature. The Weyerhaeuser Family Foundation’s General Program funds projects in the following areas: Arts, Education, Environment, Conservation and Prese…

Wilburforce Foundation

The Wilburforce Foundation is dedicated to protecting nature’s richness and diversity through funding programs that help preserve our remaining wild places. The Foundation awards grants to nonprofit organizations that have programs operating in Alaska, the Yellowstone to Yukon region, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Arizona or New Mexico.

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation makes grants to address the most serious social and environmental problems facing society, where risk capital, responsibly invested, may make a difference over time. The Foundation places a high value on sustaining and improving institutions that make positive contributions to society. Areas of funding interest include Education, the Environment, Global Development, Performing Arts, Population, Health.