• The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation supports creative people, effective institutions, and influential networks building a more just, verdant, and peaceful world. MacArthur is placing a few big bets that truly significant progress is possible on some of the world’s most pressing social challenges, including over-incarceration, global climate change, nuclear risk, and significantly increasing financial capital for the social sector. In addition to the MacArthur Fellows Program, the Foundation continues its historic commitments to the role of journalism in a responsible and responsive democracy, as well as the strength and vitality of our headquarters city, Chicago. MacArthur is one of the nation's largest independent foundations. Organizations supported by the Foundation work in about 50 countries. In addition to Chicago, MacArthur has offices in India, Mexico, and Nigeria.


    Mailing Address:
    John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
    Office of Grants Management
    140 S. Dearborn Street
    Chicago, IL 60603-5285

    Phone Number: 312-726-8000

  • The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation is committed to building a stronger community for residents of the Washington, DC metropolitan area through support of programs in the arts and humanities, community services, education, health and the environment.


    Mailing Address:
    The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation
    1825 K Street, NW Suite 1400
    Washington, DC 20006

    Phone Number: 202-223-3100

  • The Nathan Cummings Foundation is rooted in the Jewish tradition and committed to democratic values and social justice, including fairness, diversity, and community. We seek to build a socially and economically just society that values nature and protects the ecological balance for future generations; promotes humane health care; and fosters arts and culture that enriches communities.

    The Foundation's approach to grantmaking embodies some basic themes in all of its programs:

    • concern for the poor, disadvantaged, and underserved;
    • respect for diversity;
    • promotion of understanding across cultures;
    • and empowerment of communities in need.


    Mailing Address:
    The Nathan Cummings Foundation
    475 Tenth Ave 14th Floor
    New York NY 10018

    Phone Number: 212-787-7300

    *Must submit letter of intent to apply for grant.
    *Partner with a non-education entity

  • The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant societies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. We seek to strengthen the rule of law; respect for human rights, minorities, and a diversity of opinions; democratically elected governments; and a civil society that helps keep government power in check. We help to shape public policies that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems and safeguard fundamental rights. We implement initiatives to advance justice, education, public health, and independent media. We build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as corruption and freedom of information. Working in every part of the world, the Open Society Foundations place a high priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in marginalized communities.


    Mailing Address:
    Open Society Foundations
    224 West 57th Street
    New York, NY 10019

    Phone number: 212-548-0600

  • For decades, PNC Foundation has provided resources to seed ideas, foster development initiatives and encourage leadership in nonprofit organizations where imagination and determination are at work enhancing people's lives every day.

    The PNC Foundation's priority is to form partnerships with community-based nonprofit organizations within the areas PNC serves in order to enhance educational opportunities for children, particularly underserved pre-K children and to promote the growth of communities through economic development initiatives.


    Mailing Address:
    PNC of Georgia
    1075 Peachtree Street NE, Ste 1800
    Atlanta, GA  30309

    Phone Number:
    (404) 495-6385

  • The Public Welfare Foundation supports efforts to advance justice and opportunity for people in need. The Foundation looks for strategic points where its funds can make a significant difference and improve lives through policy and system reform that results in transformative change. We focus on three program areas: Criminal Justice, Youth Justice and Workers’ Rights.


    Mailing Address:
    Public Welfare Foundation
    1200 U Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20009

    Phone Number: 202-965-1800

  • For more than 100 years, The Rockefeller Foundation has brought people together around the globe to try to solve the world’s most challenging problems and promote the well-being of humanity. Today, in a world capable of so much, it is unacceptable that there are still so many with so little. That’s why the Rockefeller Foundation fights to secure the fundamentals of human well-being—health, food, energy, jobs—so they’re within reach for everyone, everywhere in the world. Our approach is grounded in what we’ve seen work over more than a century: It’s inspired by science, rigorous about data, brings together and empowers others, and is focused on real results that improve people’s lives.


    Mailing Address:
    The Rockefeller Foundation
    420 Fifth Avenue
    New York, NY 10018

    Phone Number: 212-869-8500

  • The Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence (RBA) is a national urban design award that seeks to promote innovative thinking about the built environment and advance conversation about making cities better. The award discovers and celebrates urban places that are distinguished by quality design along with their social and economic contributions to our nation’s cities.


    Mailing Address:
    Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence
    130 Prospect Street
    Cambridge MA 02139

    Phone Number: 617-492-8404

  • The Russell Sage Foundation is an operating foundation directly involved in the conduct and dissemination of social science research. In its effort to improve the social effectiveness of social research, the Foundation -

    • Invites individual scholars and collaborative groups working in areas of Foundation interest to participate in the Foundation's Visiting Scholar Program to pursue their research and writing projects;
    • Provides support for scholars at other institutions to pursue research projects that advance the Foundation's research programs;
    • Ensures widespread access to the research that the Foundation supports through its own book publishing program;
    • Sponsors special seminars and working groups aimed at developing new topics in social science;
    • Participates in the planning of each study or program as an active partner and reserves the right to publish any resulting manuscripts;
    • Collaborates with other foundations, granting agencies and academic institutions in studies of social problems.


    Mailing Address:
    Russell Sage Foundation
    112 E. 64th Street
    New York, NY 10065

    Phone Number: 212-750-6000

  • The mission at the Samuel H. Kress Foundation (est. 1929) is to sustain and carry out the original vision of our founder, Samuel H. Kress (1863-1955). They support the work of individuals and institutions engaged with the appreciation, interpretation, preservation, study and teaching of the history of European art and architecture from antiquity to the dawn of the modern era. They serve the field of art history as practiced in American art museums and institutions of higher education, and in an array of research centers and libraries throughout the world. The foundation further supports training and research in art conservation as well as the professional practice of art conservation. The foundation makes grants in defined program areas and offer professional development fellowships for historians of art and architecture, art conservators and historic preservation professionals, art museum curators and educators, and art librarians. We further develop program initiatives in these areas.


    Mailing Address:
    Samuel H. Kress Foundation
    174 East 80th Street
    New York, NY 10075

    Phone Number: 212-861-4993

  • Steven H. Sandell Grant Program is sponsored annually by the Center for Retirement Research for scholars in the field of retirement research and policy. The program is funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration to provide opportunities for junior scholars or senior scholars in a new area from all academic disciplines to pursue cutting-edge projects on retirement income issues. Priority areas include:

    • Social Security
    • Macroeconomic analyses of Social Security
    • Wealth and retirement income
    • Program interactions
    • International research
    • Demographic research


    Phone Number: 617-552-1092