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Civic Engagement Grants

Civic Engagement Grants



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Civic Engagement Grants
Many foundations provide grants for civic engagement and expanding programsgeared towards community benefit. These grants are normally reserved for non-profitorganizations with projects in mind that are consistent towards the foundation’s missions.Individuals are not eligible for these grants, and existing relationships with grantees oftenserve as priority amongst applicants. Some of these organizations may place restrictionsor preferences to specific regions, communities, or issues.
Foundation Requirements Purpose Lin
 New York Community TrustTackle future problems for the cityof New York www.nycommunitytrust.orgMott FoundationSupport efforts that promote a just,equitable andsustainable societywww.mott.orgChicagoCommunity TrustIllinois statewww.cct.org Norman FoundationThe Foundation doesnot make grants toindividuals or universities; or tosupport conferences,scholarships,research, films,media and arts projects; or to capitalfunding projects,fundraising drives or direct social service programs, such asshelters or community health programs. TheFoundation's grantmaking is restrictedto U.S.-basedor 
ganizations.Promote economic justice throughcommunityorganizing, work to prevent the disposalof toxics incommunities, and tolink environmentalissues witheconomic and social justice, promote civilrights by fightingdiscrimination andworking for equitywww.normanfdn.orgLiu 1
Gates FoundationProvide humanservices toeconomicallydisadvantaged areaswww.gatesfoundation.orgPackard Foundationwww.packard.orgKellogg FoundationCreate conditions incommunities for children and familiesto be successfulwww.wkkf.orgThe CaliforniaEndowmentCalifornia stateTo expand access toaffordable, qualityhealth care for underservedindividuals andcommunities and to promotefundamentalimprovements in thehealth of allCalifornians.www.calendow.orgJohn Merck FunPromote vote participation, expandand defend sounddemocratic practices.www.jmfund.orgCaliforniaCommunityFoundationLos Angeles areawww.calfund.org James IrvineFoundationCalifornia stateAdvance effective public policydecision that isreflective andresponsive of allCalifornianswww.irvine.orgMoore FoundationAdvanceenvironmentalconservationwww.moore.orgHewlett FoundationSan Francisco based,however not requiredHelp to reduceglobal poverty, limitthe risk of climatechange, improveeducation, improvereproductive healthand rights, supportvibrant performingarts, advancewww.hewlett.orgLiu 2

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