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Goodman Family Foundation Grant

Grants to California and Oregon Nonprofits for Education, Arts, and Human Services

GrantWatch ID#: 176670
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

J.W. and H.M. Goodman Family Foundation


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Grants of up to $10, 000 to California and Oregon nonprofits for activities focusing on education, disadvantaged youth, health and human services, and the environment. Funding is intended for general support and for specific projects. For this grant cycle, the Foundation will be awarding grants in the areas of education and the arts.

Current priorities are in Education and the Arts:

Arts & Culture: The Foundation intends to award $10,000 grants to performing arts organizations for capacity building projects that improve the infrastructure of organizations with an emphasis on reaching more people. Capital campaigns and building expansion projects will also be considered.

Examples include: a) software and/or hardware technology to improve the infrastructure of the operations and to reach more people; b) building renovations and new building purchases for expansion projects.

Education: The Foundation wishes to encourage internships at nonprofits for college undergraduate and/or graduate students (grants distributed in 2017 may be utilized for 2018 internships as needed). Nonprofits are encouraged to provide an above minimum wage stipend to interns. Average size grants in this area of focus are $5,000 each.

Arts and Culture: The Foundation intends to award $10,000 grants to performing arts organizations.
Education: Average size grants in this area of focus are $5,000 each

Eligible applicants include nonprofits doing work in California (Bay Area) and Oregon (Greater Portland area).

The Foundation does not make grants to religiously affiliated organizations, organizations that have a religious curriculum, or to individuals.

The Foundation does not make grants for international work.

The Board of Directors will review Letters of Inquiry as a first step. If you are invited to submit a grant proposal, you will have approximately one month to submit.

How to submit an LOI:

How to submit a grant proposal:

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

J.W. & H.M. Goodman Foundation
PO Box 5756
Portland, OR

Michele A. Goodman
Executive Director

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USA: California;   Oregon

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