John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation - Grants
MacArthur supports people and organizations working to address a variety of complex societal challenges. Our grants are generally long-term, strategic investments, focused on building evidence about what works and finding solutions to often intractable problems. While some foundations work on a small number of issues, MacArthur is a multi-purpose, international foundation with grantmaking in multiple fields that are often inter-related. MacArthur is placing a few big bets that truly significant progress is possible on some of the world's most pressing social challenges, including justice reform, global climate change, nuclear risk, and significantly increasing financial capital for the social sector. In addition to the MacArthur Fellows Program and100&Changecompetition , the Foundation continues its historic commitments to the role of journalism in a responsible and responsive democracy; and to the strength and vitality of our headquarters city, Chicago.
Ford Foundation Grants
We believe in the inherent dignity of all people. Yet around the world, billions of people are excluded from full participation in the political, economic, and cultural systems that shape their lives. The foundation has recently shifted its grantmaking focus entirely on inequality. To address this, it will be working in fifteen program areas, grouped under seven headings: 1) Civic Engagement and Government; 2) Gender, Racial, and Ethnic Justice; 3) Equitable Development; 4) Inclusive Economies; 5) Internet Freedom; and 6) Youth Opportunity and Learning; 7) Creativity and Free Expression. The foundation will cut its support of several initiatives, including LGBT rights in the United States, direct cash transfers in Latin America, and micro finance.
Sarah Scaife Foundation Grants
The Sarah Scaife Foundation’s grant program is primarily directed toward public policy programs that address major domestic and international issues.
American Association of University Women (AAUW) - AAUW American Fellowships Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants
Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants provide support to scholars to prepare research manuscripts for publication and to independent researchers to prepare research for publication. Preference will be given to applicants whose work supports the vision of AAUW: to break through educational and economic barriers so that all women have a fair chance.
Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation - Grants
Steadfastly adhering to the principles and examples of its namesakes, Lynde and Harry Bradley, The Bradley Foundation envisions a nation invigorated by the principles and institutions that uphold our unalienable rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The program's priority giving areas and funding decisions of The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation are the responsibility of its Board of Directors. The Foundation’s grantmaking policies and priorities may be modified at the Board’s discretion.
Henry M. Jackson Foundation - Public Service Program Grants
The public service program is guided by Senator Henry M. Jackson's ideals and inspired by his example. The foundation seeks to foster a public service ethic in the next generation of leaders and to leverage national resources and awareness to increase public and community leadership, civic engagement and volunteerism.
Rockefeller Brothers Fund - Democratic Practice Program
The Democratic Practice program seeks to strengthen the vitality of democracy in the United States and in global governance. The program’s core ideas—that for democracy to flourish and deliver on its promises its citizens must be engaged, empowered, and assertive, and institutions of governance must be inclusive, transparent, accountable, and responsive—provide a frame for the Fund’s Democratic Practice work in the United States and in global governance.
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) - Humanities Connections
Humanities Connections grants seek to expand the role of the humanities in the undergraduate curriculum at two- and four-year institutions, offering students in all academic fields new opportunities to develop the intellectual skills and habits of mind that the humanities cultivate. Grant projects focus on connecting the resources and perspectives of the humanities to students’ broader educational and professional goals, regardless of their path of study.
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations - Private Higher Education Grants
Support for private colleges and universities is grounded in Arthur Vining Davis’ conviction that “an educated society strengthens democracy through principled, thoughtful and compassionate leadership.” The Foundations’ philanthropy to private higher education concentrates on private colleges and universities with a primary academic mission in the liberal arts and sciences, rather than career or vocational studies. These institutions should exemplify academic quality and financial stability.