Foundation Grants List 6/10/2020

Grant Recommendations

Welcome! Here are this week’s recommended foundations. These grants will be for various types of organizations, so they may not always be a perfect fit for you. However, there will be some that are. We also offer customized grant research reports that offer grants researched specifically for your organization, provide you with all of the submission requirements, deadlines, and a researched recommended request amount so that you can put your best effort forward when you apply.

This week’s focus is on Cultural Programs. Some of the deadlines may have passed, but you can keep this information for their next funding cycle.

AMC Cares Charitable Fund

The AMC Cares Charitable Fund, administered by the Tulsa Community Foundation, is dedicated to improving the lives of children in the communities served by the company.

Preference is given to nonprofit organizations that serve AMC’s largest geographic locations: Los Angeles, CA; Chicago, IL; Kansas City, MO; and New York City.

The Fund’s Annual Grant Process aims to strengthen AMC communities through investments in programs that positively impact children in the areas of:

  • arts and culture;
  • health and human services, with emphasis on mental health, homelessness, and basic needs;
  • education, with emphasis on primary and secondary education; and,
  • employment, with emphasis on youth workforce programs.

Cash grants and in-kind donations are provided.

Grants are not provided to/for:

  • general operational expenses;
  • salaries; or,
  • capital campaigns.


Application guidelines are available on the AMC website. Applications must be submitted online.

Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation

The Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation supports early-stage, high-impact social enterprises in the United States and around the world to tackle society’s most complex problems.

The Foundation provides $300,000 of unrestricted capital over three years to exceptional leaders with innovative and highly impactful ideas that have the potential to scale. Supported social enterprises should be in the early stages of their development, tackle important social issues that can make a difference in the lives of many, and be national or global in reach.

The Foundation will accept proposals for a variety of areas, including, but not limited to:

  • arts and culture;
  • civic engagement;
  • economic empowerment;
  • education;
  • the environment and climate change;
  • food and agriculture; 
  • health;
  • social justice; and,
  • systemic poverty.

Funds are not provided to/for:

  • local community-based organizations with no interest in scaling;
  • organizations whose sole focus is on the development of research; or,
  • programs promoting religious doctrine.


Application guidelines are available on the Foundation website. Applications must be submitted online.

Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation is devoted to restoring, strengthening, and protecting the principles and institutions of American exceptionalism. Its programs support limited, competent government; a dynamic marketplace for economic, intellectual, and cultural activity; and a vigorous defense, at home and abroad, of American ideas and institutions. In addition, recognizing that responsible self-government depends on enlightened citizens and informed public opinion, the Foundation supports scholarly studies and academic achievement.

Currently, the Foundation aims to encourage projects that focus on cultivating a renewed, healthier, and more vigorous sense of citizenship among the American people, and among peoples of other nations, as well.

The Foundation has identified four priority giving areas:

Constitutional Order
The Foundation supports organizations and projects that advance federalism and limit government at the national, state, and local levels. The Foundation recognizes the threat to self-government that results when decision-making is delegated to the administrative state. Finally, the Foundation recognizes the increasing threats to the rights enshrined in the First Amendment and therefore supports organizations and projects that protect free speech, restore election integrity, promote citizen political engagement, uphold the rule of law and Constitutional order, and defend the free exercise of religion.

Free Markets 
The Foundation supports organizations and projects that reduce the size and power of public sector unions, advance free trade within the rule of law, and support deregulation of markets.

Civil Society
The Foundation supports organizations and projects that strengthen families, encourage self-reliance, promote civil discourse, rely on voluntary institutions outside of government to address community and individual needs, and advance arts and culture in the Milwaukee area.  

Informed Citizens
The Foundation supports organizations and projects that reform and re-imagine systems and institutions of higher education; further outstanding research, teaching, and scholarship; advance alternatives to the K-12 public education monopolies; promote the teaching of American exceptionalism; encourage vocational training and other alternatives to university-based education; and support education for gifted students.

The Foundation considers requests from religious organizations and institutions only when the impact of the project extends into the broader community. 

The Foundation does not provide support for individuals and does not fund unspecified overhead costs. 


Initial approach should be a brief letter of inquiry describing the organization and the intended project. If there is sufficient interest in the project, a full proposal may be invited.