• The Abelard Foundation is a family foundation, with offices on both the east and west coasts, which has been making grants in support of progressive social change since 1958. Abelard Foundation-East (Abelard East) focuses its grant making on projects operating east of the Mississippi River. Successful applications to Abelard East satisfy criteria in three areas:

    Fundamental to the grantees of Abelard East is the strategy of community organizing as they work toward the goal of a more democratic, just and equitable society. While organizations may engage in other complementary strategies, e.g. advocacy, electoral participation, research, etc., the strategies are employed as a complement to the core focus on organizing. Part of an organizing strategy is the development of local leadership and the empowerment of their constituents. We also look for strategies that reflect the connection between local work and broader policy issues and the efforts to address them at the state, regional or national levels.

    Abelard East is committed to supporting local progressive social change activities that expand and protect civil liberties and civil and human rights, and promote and strengthen community involvement in, and control over, the decisions that affect their lives.

    The constituents of Abelard East’s grantees are poor and low-income people seeking to affirm their civil or human rights. These include, among others, the disenfranchised, immigrants, workers, people of color, the disabled, etc.

    Mailing Address:
    Common Counsel Foundation
    The Abelard Foundation-East
    P.O. Box 148
    Lincoln, MA 01773

    Phone Number: 510-834-2995

  • The Abreu Trust, located in Atlanta, GA, was created by May Patterson Abreu to honor her husband, Francis Luis Abreu. The Trust’s mission is to strengthen the communities in which we live by supporting organizations that meet critical community needs in the areas of animal welfare, children’s and senior services, as well as those most at risk due to grave health issues and difficult social circumstances.

    Mailing Address:
    May P. & Francis L. Abreu Charitable Trust
    P.O. Box 4655
    Atlanta, GA 30302

    Phone Number: 404-549-6743

  • Alliance Healthcare Foundation (AHF) developed the Innovation Initiative (i2) to support transformational thinking and action to improve systems related to health and wellness. AHF is interested in innovative solutions that address healthcare access issues, that reach our target populations (the poor, uninsured and underinsured, children and the homeless), and that use innovation effectively and in ways that reduce costs, increase capacity, or improve quality.

    Mailing Address:
    Alliance Healthcare Foundation
    5060 Shoreham Place Suite 350
    San Diego, CA 92122

    Phone Number: 858-875-3330

  • The Ambrose Monell foundation’s mission is identified as a long-term commitment to voluntarily aiding and contributing to scientific, cultural, educational, and other charitable initiatives.

    Mailing Address:
    The Ambrose Monell FoundationOne Rockefeller Plaza
    Suite 301
    New York, New York 10020-2002

    Phone Number: 212-586-0700

  • The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation promotes positive change in peoples' lives and builds and enhances the communities in which they live. We seek innovative solutions that enable young people, families and communities to achieve results beyond what seems possible today.

    Mailing Address:
    The Arthur M Blank Family Foundation
    3223 Howell Mill Rd NW
    Atlanta, GA 30327

    Phone number: 404-367-2100

  • Babcock Foundation partners with organizations and networks working to alleviate poverty and increase social and economic justice in 11 Southern states. We believe in democracy, opportunity and the power of partnerships, and we follow the lead of local experts who know what their communities need to thrive.

    We support collaborative, multi-strategy, place-based work focused on democracy and civic engagement, economic opportunity, and supportive policies and institutions. We believe sustained, general-support grants are critical to helping organizations remain nimble and effective. In addition to grantmaking, we make strategic investments aligned with our mission and values. 

    Current funding for Georgia is focused on civic engagement.

    Mailing Address:
    Babcock Foundation
    2920 Reynolda Road
    Winston-Salem NC 27106

    Phone Number: 336-748-9222

    *Cost share required (We rarely make grants that exceed 30% of a project or organizational budget)

  • The Byerly Foundation serves as a catalyst for positive change in the Hartsville, South Carolina, community by working with public and private interests to improve educational, economic and social outcomes for all citizens.

    Mailing Address:
    Byerly Foundation
    101 North 2nd Street
    Hartsville, SC 29550

    Phone Number: 843-383-2400 & 843-229-1492

    ***Per foundation, organizations can partner with local entities as secondary grantee. He advised Coker College and city manager would be highly interested in partnership.

  • Projects supported by the Foundation should focus on the following criteria:

    Disseminate economic thinking and knowledge by all available means, to the end that greater happiness and prosperity may come to all through better economic understanding. Produce materials, conduct seminars and workshops that promote discussions and assist in the development of greater economic literacy. Promote the interchange of ideas and experiences among students of economic theory, those teaching it, and those engaged in solving practical economic problems in business and government. Further these purposes through cooperation with schools, colleges and universities, foundations or other organizations by financial support or other means. Generally the Foundation does not make grants to local or state-wide organizations for program related activities.  We believe these kinds of projects are best funded through local philanthropies. Neither does the Foundation make grants outside the United States.

    Mailing Address:
    The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation, Inc.
    P.O. Box 300
    Dallas, PA 18612-0330

    Phone Number: 570-690-4629

    *Will extend funding to KSU, assuming the program scope is for a national purpose

  • Carnegie Corporation of New York is America’s oldest grantmaking foundation. Established in 1911 by Andrew Carnegie to promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding. In keeping with this mandate, the Corporation's work focuses on the issues that Andrew Carnegie considered of paramount importance: international peace, the advancement of education and knowledge, and the strength of our democracy. The following areas are considered for grant opportunities.

    More and better opportunities for American students to learn the skills they need to compete in a global economy
    To foster a pluralistic, vibrant democracy through the civic integration of immigrants, support for nonpartisan voter registration and education, and voting rights
    Higher Education and Research in Africa
    Supporting scholars, academic institutions, and continental networks expanding Africa’s potential as a knowledge-based, globally competitive economy
    International Peace and Security
    To build a more secure, peaceful, and prosperous world through independent, expert analysis addressing critical global challenges and policy issue.

    Mailing Address:
    Carnegie Corporation of New York
    437 Madison Avenue
    New York, NY 10022

    Phone Number: 212-371-3200

  • Since 1952, the Caterpillar Foundation has been dedicated to transforming lives in the communities where we live and work around the world. Together with our partners, we champion programs that support education, environment and basic human needs – which help people help themselves out of poverty. The Caterpillar Foundation has contributed more than $685 million to help make sustainable progress possible around the world.

    The Caterpillar Foundation's mission is to alleviate poverty and place people on the path to prosperity.

    Mailing Address:
    501 Southwest Jefferson Avenue,
    Peoria, IL, 61630

    Phone Number: 888-614-4328

  • The Coca-Cola Company, its global philanthropic arm, The Coca-Cola Foundation, and its regional foundations strive daily to be responsive to the citizenship priorities in the global communities where we live and work. Learn more about our regional foundations.

    The Coca-Cola Company recognizes that a healthy and growing business cannot operate unless the communities served are healthy and sustainable. As a global beverage company, the company is committed to improving the quality of life in the communities where business is. Community investment priorities reflect the global and local nature of our business and focuses on those global pillars where The Coca-Cola Company can make a unique and sustainable difference: women, water and community well-being.

    Mailing Address:
    PO Box 1734
    Atlanta GA 30301

    Phone Number: 800-438-2653

    **Community Requests Not Supported in these areas.

  • The mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including people with low-incomes, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, people with disabilities, and the elderly.

    The Fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. An international program in health policy is designed to stimulate innovative policies and practices in the United States and other industrialized countries. The Commonwealth Fund actively seeks to support projects on innovative approaches to addressing problems within its areas of focus, working in partnership with professionals and organizations in a range of fields. The Fund's current programs are:

    • Health Care Coverage and Access
    • Health Care Delivery System Reform 
    • International Health Policy and Practice Innovations 
    • Breakthrough Health Care Opportunities


    Mailing Address:
    The Commonwealth Fund
    Washington, D.C. Office
    1666 K Street, NW, Suite 1100
    Washington, DC 20006

    Phone Number: 212-606-3800

  • In 1925, Edward Warriner Hazen established a foundation to “promote the public welfare, either by supporting existing agencies or through independent activities to be exclusively religious, charitable, scientific, literary or educational in character.” From its inception, the Foundation has concentrated primarily on the education and development of young people “…those who in the natural course of events will be the leaders of tomorrow,” as expressed by Edward Hazen. Despite drastic changes in the social, political and economic landscape, this legacy lives on through the foundation’s longstanding support of the education and development of young people. Today young people, particularly youth experiencing oppression based on race and class, continue to be the primary focus of the Foundation.

    Mailing Address:
    Edward W. Hazen Foundation
    476 Bergen St #2
    Brooklyn NY 11217

    Phone Number: 212-889-3034

  • Environment Research & Education Foundation (EREF) is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is one of the largest sources of funding for solid waste research in North America.  EREF is not affiliated with any other entity or group and governed by a duly elected Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors is the decision-making body that has responsibility for establishing policies that define program interests and fundamental objectives to be served by the Foundation. Pre-posals must be submitted prior to submitting a full proposal. Pre-proposal topics must relate to sustainable solid waste management practices and pertain to the following topic areas:

    • Waste minimization
    • Recycling
    • Waste conversion to energy,biofuels, chemicals or other useful products.  This includes, but is not limited to, the following technologies:
      • Waste-to-energy
      • Anaerobic digestion
      • Composting
      • Other thermal or biological conversion technologies
    • Strategies to promote diversion to higher and better uses (e.g. organics diversion, market analysis, optimized material management, logistics, etc.)
    • Landfilling 


    Mailing Address:
    Environment Research & Education Foundation
    3301 Benson Drive, Suite 101
    Raleigh, North Carolina 27609

    Phone Number: 919-861-6878

  • In addressing this reality, the Ford Foundation is guided by a vision of social justice—a world in which all individuals, communities, and peoples work toward the protection and full expression of their human rights; are active participants in the decisions that affect them; share equitably in the knowledge, wealth, and resources of society; and are free to achieve their full potential.

    Across eight decades, the mission has been to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.

    Mailing Address:
    Ford Foundation
    1440 Broadway
    New York, NY 10018USA

    Phone Number: 212-573-5000