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Dr. Scholl Foundation Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Education, Health
Care, Social Services, Culture, and Environment

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Dr. Scholl Foundation

Deadline Date:

03/01/19 4:00 PM CST


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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $25,000 to USA nonprofit organizations that are committed to improving the world in a broad range of areas. Consideration will be given to activities in the areas of education, social services, health care, civics and culture, and the environment.

The categories above are not intended to limit the interest of the Foundation from considering other worthwhile projects. In general, the Foundation guidelines are broad to allow flexibility in providing grants.

Over the past decade, approximately 28% of grants have been related to education, 28% to social services, 22% to hospitals and healthcare, 17% to civic and cultural with the remaining percentage spread out in the above categories. The majority of grants are made in the U.S. However, the Foundation recognizes the need for a global outlook.

The Dr. Scholl Foundation was established by William M. Scholl, M.D. in 1947, almost 40 years after he founded the foot care company. It is a private, independent grant-making foundation for charitable purposes.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179983

Estimated Size of Grant:

There is no limit; however, on average, grants range from $5,000 to $25,000.

Term of Contract:

The Foundation only accepts requests for one year of funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation awards grants on an annual basis to valid Internal Revenue Service 501(c)(3) organizations.

Non-U.S. grants are given to organizations where directors have knowledge of the grantee.

Non-U.S. applicants without a 501(c)(3) must complete a notarized affidavit.

The foundation does not consider the following for funding:

-Organizations that do not have a valid IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter
-Organizations that cannot provide us with at least 3 years of financial activity
-Political organizations, political action committees, or individual campaigns whose primary purpose is to influence legislation
-Foundations that are themselves grantmaking bodies
-Grants for loans, operating deficit reductions, the liquidation of a debt or general support
-Grants to individuals
-Grants are rarely made to endowments or capital campaigns
-Event sponsorships including the purchase of tables, tickets or advertisements
-More than one request from the same organization in the same year
-Publicly supported state, local and federal government organizations (i.e. public schools and municipalities) are rarely considered for grants

Pre-Application Information:

Application Dates
The Dr. Scholl Foundation application form is available online annually on October 1 and must be submitted by March 1 at 4:00 p.m. (CST) the following year. Application forms must be requested each year online. Phone, fax, written or email requests are not accepted.

All applications are acknowledged by email. Prospective grantees are notified of the Board’s decision in November and, if approved, grant payments are made in December of the grant year.


Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Dr. Scholl Foundation
1033 Skokie Boulevard, Suite 230
Northbrook, Illinois 60062

(847) 559-7430

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming