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Grant Eligibility Criteria

Grants and Partnerships: Apply for a Grant. Here's how:

1. Review our funding priorities

Before applying, please take a look at the Sustaining Communities program theme that reflects our funding priorities.

2. Verify that your organization and/or project are eligible for funding

To be eligible for funding, your organization must:

  • Certify tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1), (2) or (3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. Organizations outside the U.S. must be able to document nonprofit status.
  • Not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

To be most effective, we need to keep our funding focused. Please do not submit funding requests for:

  • Individual needs, including scholarships, sponsorships and other forms of financial aid.
  • Fund-raising activities, such as galas, benefits, dinners and sporting events.
  • Goodwill advertising, souvenir journals or dinner programs.
  • Travel for individuals or groups.
  • Sectarian activities by religious organizations.
  • Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns.
  • Books, magazines or articles in professional journals.
  • Endowments or capital campaigns, except restoration projects.
  • Traveling exhibitions (we will only consider each venue on its own).
  • Sports sponsorships.

3. Please note our list of priority locations

Your project will have a better chance of receiving funding if it’s located in one of these geographic areas:

United States

  • Arizona
  • New York
  • Utah
  • California
  • Florida
  • Washington D.C

Around the World

  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Mexico
  • Singapore
  • United Kingdom

Please note, we are not accepting new grant proposals at this time. Please continue to check back on this site periodically for additional information on our program priorities and guidelines. If you are an existing grantee or need to create a new organization profile, please click here for the eligibility quiz and log-in.