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The following foundations give hundreds of thousands of dollars every year to support missions that help make society a better place. Notable both for their names and monetary contributions, these are a sampling of the types of foundations that provide grants to non-profits.
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation As the largest supporter of the arts and humanities in the US. Through their grants, the Mellon Foundation seeks to build just communities where ideas and imagination can thrive. Mellon continues to distribute additional funds to help shore up struggling arts and cultural organizations and higher learning institutions.
Ben and Jerry's Foundation - National Grassroots Organizing Program The National Grassroots Organizing Program offers one-year general operating support grants of up to $30,000 to non-profit grassroots organizations throughout the United States. Will consider proposals from grassroots organizations that are working to help themselves and their communities create broad systems change through community organizing and movement-building efforts. They prioritize organizations that are led by and center the leadership and agency of Black communities, Indigenous communities, and communities of color in their efforts to dismantle systems of oppression and the legacies of white supremacy culture in this country while working toward a more just and equitable society.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation The largest private foundation giving grants in the United States is the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. This private foundation operated by Bill and Melinda Gates gives grant funding in the areas of education, health, global development and global health.
The Ford Foundation Seeks to reduce poverty and injustice, strengthen democratic values, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.
The Kellogg Foundation Founded in 1930 as an independent, private foundation by breakfast cereal innovator and entrepreneur Will Keith Kellogg, it is among the largest philanthropic foundations in the United States. Guided by the belief that all children should have an equal opportunity to thrive, WKKF works with communities to create conditions for vulnerable children so they can realize their full potential in school, work and life.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation - Funding Opportunities Funds a wide array of research and initiatives to help address some of America’s most pressing health challenges.