Foundation Grants List 8/19/2020

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. Some of the deadlines may have passed, but you can keep this information for their next funding cycle.

Applications Open for 2020 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security

Deadline: 24-Sep-20

Donor: Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP)

Grant Type: Awards, Prizes and Challenges

Grant-size: $10,000 to $100,000

Countries/Regions:  All Countries

Areas: Sustainable Development

Do you have an innovative idea that could revolutionise the field of Global Security? If yes, then apply now for this 2020 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security.

In 2015, under the umbrella of its Creativity and Innovation Initiative, the Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) and its Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme established a prize in order to recognise deserving individuals or organisations that have an innovative approach to addressing international security challenges.
The prize is designed to reach across all relevant disciplines and fields. It is intended to encourage and recognise excellence in contributing to new approaches to enhancing sustainable global security. A broad range of projects could qualify for consideration, including, but not limited to, technological and conceptual innovations, original research or grassroots initiatives.
The winners (first, second and third place) will be announced publicly during an online event to be held in November 2020. The prize for the application coming in first position is CHF 10’000 and a certificate of excellence. The two other finalist applications will receive a certificate of recognition.
The winners (first, second and third place) will be selected by the panel of judges, and selection will be based on the following criteria:
  • Dedication to sustainable global security
  • Preservation of human dignity, security and justice
  • Creativity
  • Originality.
  • The prize is awarded for projects by any individual, or group of individuals, or organisation (from private or public sectors), which contribute to global security, and have been submitted for consideration according to these rules and regulations. No more than one application per applicant is allowed.
  • Applications may come from any country, but the projects should go beyond national borders in their reach or thinking, and must seek to address global security in innovative ways or through new ideas. A broad range of projects could qualify for consideration, including, but not limited to, technological and conceptual innovations, original research or grassroot initiatives.
  • The prize is intended to encourage and recognise excellence in contributing to new approaches to enhancing sustainable global security.
  • Employees and staff of the GCSP, as well as their family members are not eligible participants.
  • Applications must be submitted via the online application form in order to be considered for the prize, and shall include:
    • a project abstract of 250 words maximum;
    • a well-developed project description which should not exceed 1,000 words in length. The application should include a description of the initiative or project, an explanation of the concept’s significance in the context of global security and the collective global future, and should clearly demonstrate how the idea provides a novel contribution to this field;
    • up to five image files (optional).
  • Applications submitted via any other channel will not be considered.
  • Applications must be in English.

For more information, visit

Lawrence Foundation

The Lawrence Foundation is seeking proposals for its grant program to support organizations that are working to solve pressing environmental, human services and other issues.

The Lawrence Foundation is a private family foundation focused on making grants to support environmental, human services and other causes.
Funding Information
  • Grants typically range between $5,000 – $10,000. In some limited cases they may make larger grants, but that is typically after they have gotten to know your organization over a period of time. They also generally don’t make multi-year grants, although they may fund the same organization on a year by year basis over a period of years.
  • General operating or program/project grant requests within the areas of interests are accepted.
The Foundation does not typically fund
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: 
  • Computers or software,
  • Audio or video equipment,
  • Designing and producing videos, kiosks or promotional material,
  • Music programs or musical instruments,
  • Gardening programs or equipment,
  • Physical education programs or equipment,
  • Recreational programs,
  • Theater arts or performance arts programs or equipment,
  • Hospice or old age home programs,
  • Churches,
  • Religious, charter or magnet schools
  • Individuals for any purpose,
  • International organizations that do not have a qualified domestic 501(c)(3) representative,
  • Political lobbying activities or other political purposes,
  • Voter registration,
  • Private foundations,
  • Dinners, balls, or other ticketed events,
  • Purposes outside of the foundation’s funding priorities as listed in the prior section.
Other than legal requirements, these lists are not absolute and may not always apply, but they provide some guidance about the interests.
Eligibility Criteria
The foundation makes grants to US based qualified charitable organizations. To date they have funded organizations that address the following areas of interest: 
  • Environment (US headquartered organizations operating programs in the US or elsewhere in the world),
  • Human Services
  • Disaster relief (US headquartered organizations responding to disasters in the US or elsewhere in the world on an occasional basis),
  • Other (US headquartered organizations operating programs in the US or elsewhere in the world).
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.  
The Foundation is based in Santa Monica, CA but has no geographical restrictions.
For more information, visit Lawrence Foundation.

WITH Foundation offering Grants to Support Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities during Pandemic and/or Emergency Situations – United States

The WITH Foundation (WITH) and the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry (AADMD) have announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) for Addressing the Challenges Primary Care Providers experience in serving Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities during Pandemic and/or Emergency Situations.

This RFP seeks to encourage the development of new partnerships between community, healthcare, disability, and/or UCEDD and LEND programs.  If the proposed project includes organizations that have an established/existing partnership(s) then the proposed project should include significant and new efforts undertaken by the partnership and/or new partners joining the existing collaborative efforts.

The geographic areas of focus for this RFP are self-selected by the proposing organization/collaborative partners but must be within the United States. As a result of this RFP,  it is anticipated that up to four (4) grant awards will be made.


  • A program’s goals and objectives should also address one of the following areas:
    • Educational materials: Develop additional educational resources related to pandemic and/or emergency response for Primary Care Providers who serve adults with I/DD;
    • Implementation: Supports implementation of service delivery models, i.e. projects that support community-based PCPs in providing care to adults with I/DD during pandemic and/or emergency situations;
    • Research: Supports regional or national research related to Primary Care Providers who serve adults with I/DD role during pandemic and emergency situations;
  • For Educational materials —proposals must include learning goals and objectives. An approximate time commitment for learners (in terms of hours) should be included. If similar materials already exist, information on if/how these materials would be enhanced (when compared to similar versions) should be included.  An in-depth description of the design components listed here should be included:
    • Educational Materials – videos, webinars, articles, textbooks, online training, podcasts, electronic applications, etc.)  Of note—the timeline for the creation of these materials must be realistically achievable in a 12-month project term.      
    • Development Methodologies – utilizing evidence-based practices and input from self-advocates in working with I/DD populations (i .e. having adults with I/DD co-develop the materials).
  • For Implementation – proposals must include information on the service delivery model being used (and whether or where the model has been implemented before in pandemic or emergency response), demographics of the IDD population receiving services at the location(s), and information on the assessment of the proposed project (participant and provider surveys, evaluations, etc.)
  • For research – proposals should include information on the specific questions the research would address, the target audience for the research, information on the geographic focus of the research efforts,  information on research methods that would be used including explanations of sampling and planned procedures, as well as a description of how self-advocates are involved in the design and implementation of the research.

Budget Information

The total proposed budget may not exceed the maximum award amount of $50,000 total for the grant period.     

Grant Period

The 1-year grant period is expected to begin by March 1, 2021. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • UCEDD and/or LEND programs and other Not-for-Profits 501(c)(3) –  Healthcare, Community, and/or Disability not-for-profits are eligible to apply. Proposals submitted as a collaborative project or partnerships among multiple entities are welcome.
  • The role of each entity must be clearly defined in the proposal. In the event that a collaborative project is submitted, a lead organization must be selected (by the applicant) for the proposed project.
  • The lead organization is responsible for executing MOUs between themselves and the collaborating organizations. Copies of the MOUs must be provided in the “Letters of Support” section of the application.

For more information, visit WITH Foundation