Apply for a Grant
What We Fund
There are three areas in which you can apply for a grant:
Issue-specific grants focused on:
- Increasing the economic securityof low-income families
- At-risk middle school youth
- Racial equity
Complex, multi-year grants focused on:
- Medical & Scientific Research
- Public Safety
Open call for small dollar, wide-breadth grants in 8 areas:
- Social Services
Community Impact Grants
From unrestricted funds, $2 million available across a limited number of focus areas. Click here to learn more.
W.W. Caruth, Jr. Foundation
Multi-year, multi-million dollar grant applications reviewed on a rolling basis.
Click here to learn more.
Nonprofits apply annually through the LOI process to be in our Giving Guide. Click here to learn more.
Fiscal Year 2016 Grants Paid by Fund Source
Since our inception in 1953, we have made more than $1.6 billion in grants to support education, health care, public safety, social services, animals and the arts – touching nearly all aspects of life in our community.
In the 2016 fiscal year, we awarded grants totaling $106 million. A breakdown of how the grants were invested is shown below, which includes donor-advised, designated and community impact grants. The only way to apply for funding from our donor-advised funds, agency funds and discretionary funds is through the Letter of Inquiry process.