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The Ray Charles Foundation Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Schools for Services to
Benefit Youth and Individuals with Hearing Disorders

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The Ray Charles Foundation

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Grants to USA nonprofit organizations and schools for programs and services that meet the needs of individuals with hearing disorders, youth, and communities. Eligible projects must align with one of the following areas of interest: hearing disorders, academic services in the arts and sciences, and programs and projects that offer significant community impact to achieve long-term results.

The Ray Charles Foundation is dedicated to providing support in the area of hearing disorders and the empowerment of young people through education by offering support to educational institutions and non-profit education programs. Ray Charles said: “The inability to hear is a handicap; not the inability to see.” The vision of The Ray Charles Foundation is to instill in the youth of America that “there is no challenge too great one cannot overcome.”

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172761

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicant Eligibility:
-Determined tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue (IRS)
-Must have filed the IRS Form 990 or its equivalent for the most recent calendar year
-Organization in operation a minimum of three years

Eligible organizations will offer primary services related to:
-Hearing Disorders
-Arts and Culture

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications are due between January 1 and February 28. Allow several months for review and notification of the Board’s decision. Awards are granted in June.

All applicants must use The Foundation’s Online Grant Application form.

Requests for emergency funding are not accepted.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail completed applications to:

Grants Department
The Ray Charles Foundation
2107 West Washington Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90018

P: 323-737-8000
F: 323-737-0148

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