Private Funder: Hearst Foundation; Opportunity: 2016 grants; Funding Focus: Education, affordable housing, homelessness prevention, healthcare; Geographic Focus: National; Eligibility: Nonprofits; Funding: Up to $250,000 each; the foundation made $11 million in awards last year; Deadline: Rolling.
Summary: The funding goes for K-12 education and social services. The foundation supports a wide range of healthcare-related grants and specialized medical institutions — such as children’s and women’s hospitals. The foundation also supports efforts to improve K-12 education and efforts related to affordable housing and homelessness. Although there are no deadlines, the foundation Board of Directors — which must review all applications — meets quarterly.
Education groups have benefited. The foundation recently gave $250,000 to Rady Childrens Hospital and Health Center, San Diego, for research support and $75,000 to Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation, Brooklyn, NY, for after-school education and leadership development programs for youth.
Tip: Make sure you use the foundation’s handy Submission Checklist that will help make sure you include all the documentation that is needed for an application.
Info: www.hearstfdn.org; Paul Dinovitz, executive director, 212/586-5404, Fax: 212/586-1917; organizations located west of the Mississippi River, 415/543-0400, Fax: 415/908-4500.