Funding Opportunities from Foundation Relations and Corporate Philanthropy

Matrix is pleased to partner with the UC Berkeley Office of Foundation Relations and Corporate Philanthropy in sharing resources to assist researchers in their corporate and foundation giving. Visit the FRCP’s website for an up-to-date list of current funding opportunities. You can also join FRCP’s mailing list to receive monthly communications with new funding opportunities.

 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Health Policy Research Scholars

Deadline: 3/7/2024

This is a four-year national leadership development program for full-time doctoral students from a wide range of nonclinical research-focused disciplines in which policy is a key lever for change. HPRS is designed for students from a variety of fields/disciplines (e.g., urban planning; political science; economics; anthropology; education; social work; sociology; engineering; geography; lab/bench sciences) who are committed to ensuring their research is aligned with the health needs of communities. The program is focused on doctoral students who want to improve health, wellbeing, and equity; challenge longstanding, entrenched systems; exhibit new ways of working; collaborate across disciplines and sectors; and bolster their leadership skills. Funding level: Up to 40 scholars will be selected for the 2024 cohort; which awards $30k per year (over 4 years).

 

Arnold Ventures: Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs)

Deadline: Rolling applications

Arnold Ventures is accepting letters of interest for Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) focused on testing criminal justice programs and practices. The ultimate goal of this effort is to build credible evidence about “what works” to improve criminal justice outcomes and, in particular, grow the number of criminal justice interventions rigorously shown to better people’s lives. Funding: No amount limitations.

Impact Fund: Social, Environmental and Economic justice programs

Deadline: Rolling applications

The Impact Fund awards recoverable grants to legal services nonprofits, private attorneys, and/or small law firms who seek to advance justice in the areas of civil and human rights, environmental justice, and/or poverty law. Funding amount: $10K – $50K.

Jacob & Valeria Langeloth Foundation

Deadline: Two funding cycles annually: June 10th, November 30th

The program aims to create a more equitable and humane justice system. Current funding priorities include multi-pronged approaches to eliminate the use of solitary confinement, including supporting a national campaign that provides resources to state and local coalitions. No amount limitations.

Kresge Foundation: Racial Justice Grantmaking

Deadline: Rolling Applications

Their Racial Justice Grantmaking program will provide general operating support to local organizations working to address racial inequities in their respective communities; including efforts to advance change led by residents of color, strengthen local economies, support small businesses owned by people of color, and better coordinate community systems so as to facilitate lasting, large-scale community transformation. Funding will be prioritized for organizations operating in Fresno, CA.

Rosenberg Foundation: LOI Submissions

Deadline: Rolling Applications

The Rosenberg Foundation currently makes grants in four priority areas – Leading Edge Fund, Justice and Public Safety, Immigrant Rights and Immigrant Workers’ Rights, and Civil Rights and Civic Participation. The foundation works closely with social justice advocates, policy makers and other thought leaders throughout the state to identify the strategies that will best help us achieve positive impact in California within each program. As such, most of our grantee partners are identified and contacted by foundation staff first. In addition, we frequently invest in emerging initiatives and organizations, and are committed to long-term relationships with our grant partners. Application Procedure: Letter of Inquiries accepted by email to Grants Manager, Linda Moll. Budget: Grants are typically in the $10K-$50K range.

Impact Fund: Social, Environmental and Economic justice programs

Deadline: Rolling Applications

The Impact Fund awards recoverable grants to legal services nonprofits, private attorneys, and/or small law firms who seek to advance justice in the areas of civil and human rights, environmental justice, and/or poverty law. Funding amount: $10K-$50K

Internet Society Foundation: Future & Sustainability of the Internet

Deadline: Rolling Applications

Through the program grants are available for research focused in one of two categories: (1) Greening the Internet and (2) the Internet Economy.

Arnold Ventures: Moving the Needle Initiative

Deadline: Rolling Applications

This initiative seeks to demonstrate the power of evidence-based programs to “Move the Needle” on major U.S. social problems. No amount limitations.

Unchartered: Economic Inequality Initiative

Deadline: None

Unchartered is dedicated to elevating solutions that increase wealth in the near term while building towards addressing the root causes themselves. In support of this mission, they are launching the Economic Inequality initiative to support eight early-stage social entrepreneurs, movement builders, and nonprofit innovators who are tackling wealth inequality in the U.S. Applications accepted via website. Budget: up to $25K.

Smith-Richardson Foundation:
Domestic Policy
International Security & Foreign Policy

Deadline: Rolling Applications

The mission of the Smith Richardson Foundation is to contribute to important public debates and to address serious public policy challenges facing the United States. The Foundation seeks to help ensure the vitality of our social, economic, and governmental institutions. It also seeks to assist with the development of effective policies to compete internationally and to advance U.S. interests and values abroad.

  • Budget: No limitations
  • Application Procedure: The Foundation has a two-stage application process. Initial inquiries should be submitted by mail in the form of the concept paper. Interested applicants may contact Sylvia Bierhuis for pre-application counseling.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Evidence for Action

Deadline: Rolling Applications

E4A awards grants to encourage and support innovative, rigorous research on the impact of programs, policies, and practices on health and well-being, with a particular focus on research that will help advance health and racial equity. Racial equity refers to the conditions in which race or ethnicity no longer predicts a person’s ability to live a healthy life. Letters of intent are accepted on a rolling basis. Contact Sylvia Bierhuis (sbierhuis@berkeley.edu) or David Siegfried (dsiegfried@berkeley.edu).

Public Welfare Foundation: Adult Criminal Justice Program

Deadline: Rolling applications

The program aims to create a more equitable and humane justice system. Current funding priorities include multi-pronged approaches to eliminate the use of solitary confinement, including supporting a national campaign that provides resources to state and local coalitions. No amount limitations.

Charles Koch Foundation: Trade Policy Research

Deadline: Rolling

The foundation invites proposals for research and related projects aimed at bridging the gap between theory and practice and contributing to contemporary debates around important trade-policy issues. Areas of priority include: National Industrial Policy, Getting Our Approach to Trade with China Right, and Free Trade and Flourishing.

Andrew Mellon Foundation: Humanities in Place Monuments Project

Deadline: Rolling

The Monuments Project is a signature initiative to reimagine and rebuild commemorative spaces and transform the way history is told in the United States. The project seeks to ensure that future generations inherit a memorial landscape that venerates and reflects the vast, rich complexity of the American experience, and tells a fuller, more inclusive story of our history and our many different forbearers. Funding level: up to $250M (over five years).

Arnold Ventures: Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs)

Deadline: Rolling        

Arnold Ventures is accepting letters of interest for Randomized Controlled Trials (RCTs) focused on testing criminal justice programs and practices. The ultimate goal of this effort is to build credible evidence about “what works” to improve criminal justice outcomes and, in particular, grow the number of criminal justice interventions rigorously shown to better people’s lives. No amount limitations