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JW and HM Goodman Family Foundation Grant

Grants to California and Oregon Nonprofits in Eligible Regions for
Environment, Health, Human Services, Arts, and Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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JW and HM Goodman Family Foundation

Deadline Date:

06/24/19 Receipt by End of Day - For Health and Human Services programs only.


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Grants typically ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 to Bay area, California and Greater Portland area, Oregon nonprofit organizations for activities in the areas of environment, health and human services, arts and culture, and education. Funding may be requested for specific projects and for general support.

The Board selects new grant focuses in each of the four categories (Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, and Health and Human Services) yearly. Applicants are advised to visit the Foundation's website regularly.

Program Areas for the Fall Grant Cycle 2019:

Health and Human Services:

The Foundation supports direct services and programs that serve the elderly population to improve their ability to live independently, safely, and comfortably in their own home and community. Organizations that work directly with the elderly population will be given priority consideration. Example programs include: meals or grocery shopping assistance, food as medicine education and programs, transportation to appointments, home modifications, assistive technologies, housing assistance, etc.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176670

Estimated Size of Grant:

The typical grant size is $5,000 - $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation makes grants to nonprofits doing work in California (Bay Area) and Oregon (Greater Portland area).

Health and Human Services: Grant recipients who received grant awards in this focus area each year for the last 3 consecutive years (2016, 2017, 2018) are not eligible for a grant in 2019. You will be eligible to reapply in 2020.​​

The Foundation does not fund religiously affiliated nonprofits nor nonprofits that require a religious curriculum in order to receive services.

The Foundation does not make grants to individuals.

The Foundation is not currently accepting applications for international work.

Pre-Application Information:

Spring grant cycle 2019 (grants made in May/Jun timeframe):
LOIs must be received by end of day Wednesday, January 9th, 2019.

LOIs for the Spring Grant Cycle 2019 will be accepted in the following areas only:
- Arts and Culture
- Education

Fall grant cycle 2019 (grants made in Oct/Nov timeframe):
LOIs must be received by end of day Monday, June 24th, 2019

LOIs for the Fall Grant Cycle 2019 will be accepted in the following areas only:
- Health and Human Services

Approximately one month following the LOI deadline, the Foundation will notify you via email as to whether you are invited to participate in the next phase of the granting process. That notification will include deadlines and a link to the rest of the granting process.

Current Grant Focuses:

How to Submit an LOI:

How to Submit a Grant Proposal:

Contact Information:

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

Submit the LOI here:

If invited, submit full proposals here:

Michele A. Goodman, Executive Director

J.W. & H.M. Goodman Foundation
PO Box 5756
Portland, OR 97228-5756

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: California: San Francisco Bay Area;   Oregon: Greater Portland area