Grants are awarded twice a year. The grant application process is fairly simple and is initiated by submitting a grant application using the Common Grant Application Web site. Specific advice about the types of grants that we will or will not fund and our deadlines is available below. Detailed information about all of the grants we have approved is available at on our Past Grants and our 990-PFs. This should give you an insight into our interests and how they have evolved over time. If you think your grant application will fall within our interests then the process for submitting a grant application can be found at Apply for a Grant.
The foundation makes grants to US based qualified charitable organizations. To date we have funded organizations that address the following areas of interest:
Nonprofit organizations that qualify for public charity status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or public schools and libraries are eligible for contributions or grants.
We are okay if a portion of any grant that we award is used for reasonable indirect costs.
Our foundation is based in Santa Monica, CA but has no geographical restrictions.
Our foundation has two grant cycles: June and December. A completed application must be submitted online, using the Common Grant Application, by midnight (23:59:59) Central Time (CT) on either April 30 or October 31.
The foundation does not make grants to individuals, international charitable organizations that are not qualified in the US or to for-profit businesses.
The foundation does not typically make grants for the following purposes. Requests to fund the following purposes are likely to be denied:
Other than legal requirements, these lists are not absolute and may not always apply, but they provide some guidance about our interests.
Please also note that Program Related Investments are not currently made.
TO LEARN MORE VISIT: https://thelawrencefoundation.org/application-process