General Requirements

Applicants must be either a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization or sponsored by an eligible fiscal agent. Past grantees will be eligible to reapply once both: 1) a final report is submitted; AND 2) the previous grant term is closed.

Geographic Focus 

MD, OH, DC, & NY:  The Foundation will only accept proposals from past grantees* in Anne Arundel County and Baltimore City, MD; Cuyahoga County, OH; DC; and New York City, NY.

HI, TX, FL, & VT:  The Foundation will accept proposals from new applicants and past grantees* in the Big Island, HI; Houston; TX; Greater Orlando, FL; and VT. 

 *A past grantee is defined as an organization that has received a Responsive grant dating back to 2013, the year the Foundation shifted its funding priority to strengthening families.

Grant Focus

Family-Focused: Applicants must serve families, with preference given to applications with whole-family approaches.

Grant Focus Area

Health & Well-Being, Educational Success, and Homelessness

Types of Grants 

General Operating

Grant Size 

Organizations may request no more than 10% of their total operating budget (up to $50,000)