International Charitable Search Terms

Below are suggested keywords to use to narrow your search results in the International and Canadian Charitable Giving databases. Type or copy the suggested keyword into the “Filter results for keyword” box on the International or Canadian Charitable Giving Search page. Your results will show only those funders that have the keyword in their description. Use a more general keyword if your search does not produce many results.

The easiest way to navigate this glossary is via your Internet browser's standard word search or "Find" function (Control+F or Command+F on your keyboard).

If you have any questions about these keywords, or how to use them most effectively, please contact our Research Department.

Arts, Culture & Humanities

Arts/Culture – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on arts or culture without listing a specific area or that focus on areas not listed.

Art Education – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to, arts education programs that target:

  • higher education;
  • K-12 education; and,
  • the community at large.

Art History – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • educational programs; and,
  • research projects.

Crafts – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • exhibitions; and,
  • educational programs.

Dance – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • commissioning new work;
  • educational programs; and,
  • production support.

Indigenous Art – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on indigenous/aboriginal arts and artists.

Heritage Preservation – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to conservation of:

  • cultural heritage and resources;
  • traditions; and,
  • languages.

Humanities – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • educational programs; and,
  • research projects.

Literary Arts – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • educational programs;
  • research projects;
  • language arts; and,
  • literature and poetry programs.

Museums – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • art museums;
  • community museums;
  • history museums; and,
  • science and technology museums.

Music – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • commissioning new work;
  • educational programs; and,
  • production support.

Opera – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • commissioning new work;
  • educational programs; and,
  • production support.

Photography – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • educational programs; and,
  • exhibitions.

Theater – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • commissioning new work;
  • educational programs; and,
  • production support.

Visual Arts – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • educational programs; and,
  • exhibitions.

Back to top

Civic Affairs 

Civic Affairs – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on civic affairs without listing a specific area or that focus on areas not listed within this category.

Civil Society – Grantmaker supports efforts related to developing, supporting, and building a strong nonprofit/voluntary sector.

Democracy – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • civic participation;
  • civil liberties;
  • civil society;
  • defending freedom;
  • election reform;
  • free enterprise/free market;
  • limited government;
  • responsible citizenship;
  • strengthening democracy; and,
  • voter registration/education.

Good Governance – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • reforming or improving government/public institutions;
  • promoting government accountability and transparency; and,
  • combating government corruption.

Justice/Law – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • civil justice;
  • criminal justice;
  • juvenile justice;
  • law enforcement;
  • legal reform;
  • legal rights;
  • legal services;
  • legislative affairs; and,
  • public interest law.

Leadership Development – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • grassroots leadership programs;
  • leadership awards;
  • programs for business/education leaders;
  • programs for community/civic leaders;
  • programs for minorities;
  • programs for women and girls; and,
  • programs for youth.

Local Government – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on issues affecting local/municipal government.

Peace/Security – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • arms control programs;
  • combating terrorism;
  • conflict resolution;
  • global security issues;
  • international peace;
  • Israeli/Palestinian conflict;
  • nonviolence movements; and,
  • nuclear/biological weapon reduction.

     

Philanthropy – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • encouraging philanthropy/charitable giving;
  • philanthropic awards;
  • philanthropic research; and,
  • strengthening the philanthropic sector.

Public Policy – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • public policy addressing specific areas such as the environment, health, children and youth, peace, social justice, etc.;
  • public policy awards;
  • public policy development;
  • public policy internships/fellowships;
  • public policy reform; and,
  • public policy research.

Volunteerism – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • civic engagement;
  • community service programs;
  • encouraging volunteerism;
  • public service awards
  • public service research; and,
  • service-learning programs in schools and higher education institutions.

Back to top

Community & Economic Development

Community Development – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on community development without listing a specific area or that focus on areas not listed within this category.

Economic Development – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on economic development without listing a specific area or that focus on areas not listed within this category.

Disaster Relief/Humanitarian Aid – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • disaster preparedness programs; and,
  • disaster relief and humanitarian aid (local, national, and/or international).

Employment/Job Training – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • career development;
  • employment awards;
  • employment research;
  • job creation;
  • job skills/employment training;
  • living wage employment;
  • welfare-to-work initiatives;
  • workforce development; and,
  • workplace equality/improvement.

Financial Literacy – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • consumer education;
  • financial education;
  • financial/economic literacy; and,
  • financial services/planning.

Historic Preservation – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • historic preservation awards;
  • historic preservation study/research;
  • preservation of historic buildings/objects/sites;
  • preservation technology training; and,
  • restoration projects.

Housing – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • affordable housing;
  • fair housing;
  • homeownership;
  • housing awards;
  • housing for seniors;
  • housing for the disabled;
  • housing research; and,
  • low- to moderate-income housing.

Labor – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • fair labor laws;
  • labor/workplace organizing;
  • labor relations;
  • labor research;
  • low-wage workers;
  • migrant workers; and,
  • worker's rights.

Microfinance – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • the provision of financial services to low-income clients; and,
  • microloans

Neighborhood Revitalization – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • community clean-up;
  • community improvement awards;
  • community planning;
  • community tree planting/gardening;
  • litter prevention;
  • neighborhood beautification/enhancement;
  • neighborhood business creation;
  • neighborhood organizing;
  • neighborhood revitalization/betterment; and,
  • safe neighborhoods.

Parks – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • enhancement of open spaces;
  • greenways programs;
  • playgrounds and play activities; and,
  • public parks and spaces.

Recreation – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • outdoor recreation programs;
  • playgrounds and play activities;
  • recreation programs for specific populations, e.g. children, the disabled, etc.; and,
  • summer and/or youth camps.

Rural Development – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on community and economic development in rural areas.

Safety – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • boating safety;
  • child safety;
  • driving/traffic safety;
  • farm safety;
  • fire safety;
  • food safety;
  • homeland security/terrorism threat reduction;
  • local emergency services (police/fire);
  • public safety; and,
  • safe neighborhoods.

Sanitation – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to adequate sewage disposal.

Small Business/Entrepreneurship – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • business incubators;
  • business training/education;
  • entrepreneurial education;
  • microenterprise/microcredit development; and,
  • small business development.

Social Enterprise – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that use business strategies to achieve philanthropic goals.

Sports – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • specific sports, such as baseball, football, basketball, soccer, biking, boating, sport fishing, golf, climbing, running, etc.;
  • sports medicine;
  • sports/athletic programs for the disabled;
  • sports/athletic programs for the underserved; and,
  • youth sports programs/camps.

Sustainable Development – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • sustainable agriculture;
  • sustainable communities;
  • sustainable economic development;
  • sustainable energy development;
  • sustainable environment;
  • sustainable forestry; and,
  • sustainable resource development.

Transportation – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • alternative transportation;
  • aviation;
  • marine transportation;
  • public transportation/mass transit;
  • railways;
  • transportation policy and planning; and,
  • transportation safety.

Urban Development – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on community and economic development in urban areas.

Back to top

Education

Education – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on education without listing a specific area or that focus on areas not listed within this category.

After-School Programs – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • after-school programs;
  • mentoring programs;
  • summer enrichment programs; and,
  • tutoring programs.

Bicultural/Bilingual – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • bilingual programs;
  • cultural exchanges;
  • English as a Second Language (ESL);
  • foreign language programs;
  • international studies;
  • language preservation; and,
  • culture-specific educational programs.

Curriculum Development – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • advancement of basic curriculum;
  • awards for curriculum development;
  • curriculum development projects; and,
  • curriculum enrichment/innovation efforts.

Early Childhood – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • childcare/daycare;
  • early childhood development;
  • early childhood education policy/research;
  • preschool programs; and,
  • school-readiness.

Education Reform – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • education policy development;
  • higher education reform;
  • elementary/secondary education reform; and,
  • systemic education reform.

Elementary/Secondary – Grantmaker supports elementary/secondary schools, programs, teachers, and nonprofit organizations that focus on issues related to elementary/secondary education.

Higher Education – Grantmaker supports public and/or private higher education institutions and nonprofit organizations that focus on higher education issues. Higher education awards, fellowships, and scholarships for individuals are included in this category.

Libraries – Grantmaker supports libraries and programs and projects administered by libraries. Awards, fellowships, and scholarships for librarians are also included in this category.

Literacy – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • early literacy development;
  • family literacy programs;
  • literacy programs for adults;
  • literacy programs for children;
  • programs encouraging reading;
  • reading skills programs; and,
  • reading material donations.

Physical Education – Grantmaker supports nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and programs that focus on physical education.

Private Education – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • charter schools;
  • private elementary/secondary schools and/or higher education institutions;
  • religious/parochial elementary/secondary schools and/or higher education institutions; and,
  • voucher/parental choice programs.

Science/Math/Technology Education – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • computer science programs;
  • engineering education programs;
  • higher education science, math, and/or technology programs;
  • information technology programs;
  • instructional technology programs/products;
  • Internet/website development programs;
  • elementary/secondary science, math, and/or technology programs;
  • science, math, and/or technology education research;
  • space science education programs;
  • STEM programs;
  • technology/computer integration for elementary/secondary schools; and,
  • technology literacy programs.

Special Education – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • programs for autistic children;
  • programs for developmentally or physically challenged students;
  • programs for gifted students;
  • programs for students with learning disabilities; and,
  • programs for students with special needs.

Teacher/Faculty Development – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • higher education faculty development programs, workshops, seminars, etc.;
  • elementary/secondary teacher development programs, workshops, seminars, etc.; and,
  • teacher training programs at colleges and universities;

Vocational – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • vocational programs at elementary/secondary schools;
  • vocational/trade schools; and,
  • vocational training programs.

Back to top

Environment & Animals

Environment – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on the environment or animals without listing a specific area, or that focus on areas not listed within this category.

Air – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • air quality.

Animal Welfare – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • alternatives to animal testing/humane care of laboratory animals;
  • animal abuse and cruelty prevention;
  • animal-assisted therapy;
  • animal shelter programs;
  • animal protection/welfare;
  • canine service programs;
  • cat and dog care programs;
  • companion animal programs;
  • humane societies;
  • humane treatment of farm/food animals;
  • no-kill philosophy programs;
  • pet adoption programs;
  • spay/neuter programs; and,
  • veterinary programs.

Biodiversity – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • biodiversity conservation;
  • ecological studies/research;
  • ecosystem management/preservation; and,
  • habitat protection.

Climate Change – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • climate change;
  • global warming; and,
  • greenhouse gas reduction.

Endangered Species – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on endangered species, including any plant or animal species whose ability to survive and reproduce has been jeopardized.

Energy – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • alternative energy sources, including wind, solar, and biofuels;
  • carbon credits;
  • energy conservation/efficiency;
  • energy policy reform; and,
  • sustainable/renewable energy development.

Environmental Education – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • children/youth environmental education;
  • college/university environmental education;
  • community/public environmental education;
  • environmental conservation training;
  • environmental literacy;
  • elementary/secondary environmental education; and,
  • outdoor education.

Environmental Health Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • the relationship between human health and the environment;
  • the prevention of environmental hazards that affect health;
  • occupational health/industrial hygiene; and,
  • environmental health policy.

Environmental Justice – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • environmental contamination/brownfields cleanup;
  • environmental laws/policy reform; and,
  • environmental risks in low-income communities.

Forests – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • community/urban forestry;
  • forest protection/reforestation;
  • forestry sciences/research;
  • old growth forest protection;
  • rainforest preservation;
  • sustainable forestry;
  • timber industry/forest product issues; and,
  • tree planting programs.

Green Economy/Building Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • environmentally responsible/sustainable building;
  • economic development; and,
  • sustainable development.

Land Protection – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • habitat protection; and,
  • land conservation.

Land Use Planning – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on land use planning and/or land management in both rural and urban areas.

Marine – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • aquatic/underwater education;
  • coral reef protection;
  • fisheries issues;
  • marine life conservation;
  • marine sciences/research; and,
  • ocean/coastal habitat preservation.

Natural Resources – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • mining/extractive industries reform;
  • natural resource conservation (water, land, plants, energy, etc.); and,
  • sustainable natural resource use.

Pollution – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • nuclear waste reduction;
  • pollution prevention (smog, pesticides, lead, etc.);
  • toxics/chemical contamination reduction; and,
  • waste management/sanitation issues.

Population Issues – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on population control issues.

Recycling – Funder supports programs/organizations that focus on recycling, including electronics, industrial materials, household products (bottles/cans), etc.

Sustainable Agriculture – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • sustainable agriculture; and,
  • organic farming.

Trails – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • bicycle trails;
  • greenway development;
  • trails in local communities; and,
  • trails in wilderness areas.

Water – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • water conservation;
  • water quality; and,
  • access to water.

Watersheds – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • freshwater ecosystem conservation;
  • preservation of rivers, streams, estuaries, and lakes; and,
  • watershed protection/restoration.

Wetlands – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on wetland (swamps, bogs, fens, marshes, estuaries, etc.) protection.

Wilderness – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on wilderness/wild lands protection.

Wildlife – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • threatened predator protection;
  • wildlife management;
  • wildlife habitat protection; and,
  • wildlife sciences/research.

Zoos – Grantmaker supports zoos and/or aquariums, and related programs.

Back to top

Health

Health – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on health without listing a specific area or that focus on areas not listed within this category.

Alternative Medicine – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on alternative medicine.

Child/Maternal Health – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • maternal healthcare;
  • fetal/newborn healthcare; and,
  • childbirth issues.

Emergency Health – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • ambulance services;
  • emergency medical services; and,
  • trauma medical services.

Health Education – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • health advocacy/promotion;
  • health awareness/education; and,
  • health literacy.

Healthcare Access – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • access to health services; and,
  • the uninsured/underinsured.

Healthcare Reform – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • bioethics/biomedical advancements;
  • healthcare policy; and,
  • healthcare reform initiatives.

Hospice – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • end-of-life care;
  • hospice organizations; and,
  • palliative care.

Hospitals/Clinics – Grantmaker supports hospitals, clinics, and/or other health facilities.

Medical Education – Grantmaker supports medical education, including the education of medical professionals.

Medical Research – Grantmaker supports medical research, including awards, grants, fellowships, and scholarships for individuals.

Mental Health – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • counseling services;
  • mental health training;
  • mental health treatment/therapy;
  • mental illness prevention;
  • mental health research;
  • mind/body connection;
  • psychiatric/psychological issues;
  • specific mental disorders, e.g. schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, depression, dementia, etc.;
  • self-esteem issues; and,
  • suicide prevention.

Nutrition – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • nutrition research;
  • healthy diets/eating;
  • malnutrition; and,
  • nutrition education.

Obesity – Grantmaker supports programs and organizations focused on addressing obesity or obesity prevention.

Physical Activity – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • active lifestyle programs; and,
  • physical fitness/physical activity.

Public Health – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • disease prevention programs;
  • global health issues;
  • health advocacy/promotion;
  • health awareness/education;
  • immunization programs;
  • public health; and,
  • wellness programs.

Reproductive Health/Family Planning – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • family planning programs;
  • reproductive health services;
  • reproductive rights/freedom;
  • sex education; and,
  • teen pregnancy prevention.

Substance Abuse – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • alcohol and drug abuse prevention/treatment;
  • drug policy reform;
  • tobacco cessation/anti-smoking programs;
  • second-hand smoke issues; and,
  • substance abuse research.

Back to top

Health: Diseases 

Diseases – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on the research, prevention, and/or treatment of diseases without listing a specific disease or that focus on diseases not listed within this category.

Cancer – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on cancer research, prevention, and/or treatment.

Diabetes – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on diabetes research, prevention, and/or treatment.

Heart Disease – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on heart disease/cardiac research, prevention, and/or treatment.

HIV/AIDS – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on AIDS/HIV research, prevention, and/or treatment.

Malaria – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on malaria research, prevention, and/or treatment.

Tuberculosis – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on tuberculosis research, prevention, and/or treatment.

Back to top

Media

Media – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on media without listing a specific area or that focus on areas not listed within this category.

Film – Grantmaker supports organizations/individuals that focus on film issues or organizations/individuals that request funding for film projects.

Internet – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on Internet programs, services and/or access.

Journalism – Grantmaker supports journalism, or other journalism related issues.

Radio – Grantmaker supports public broadcasting/nonprofit radio stations, radio programming, or other radio issues.

Television – Grantmaker supports public broadcasting/nonprofit television stations, television programming, or other television issues.

Back to top

Religion & Ethics

Religion – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on religion without listing a specific area or that focus on areas not listed within this category.

Ethics – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on ethics without listing a specific area or that focus on areas not listed within this category.

Christian – Grantmaker supports Christian programs/organizations or programs that focus on issues of importance to the Christian community.

Interfaith – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that address issues of importance to the religious community in general and/or that strive to create harmony among different religions.

Islamic/Muslim – Grantmaker supports Islamic/Muslim programs/organizations or programs that focus on issues of importance to the Islamic/Muslim community.

Jewish – Grantmaker supports Jewish programs/organizations or programs that focus on issues of importance to the Jewish community.

Philosophy – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on some aspect of philosophy, including educational programs.

Back to top

Sciences & Social Sciences

Science – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on science without listing a specific area or that focus on areas not listed within this category.  

Agriculture – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • agricultural cooperatives;
  • agricultural education;
  • botanical gardens;
  • family farm programs;
  • farm worker issues;
  • food production and distribution;
  • gardening programs;
  • horticultural education;
  • organic farming/gardening; and,
  • sustainable agriculture.

Economics – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • accounting issues/education;
  • business issues/education;
  • economic issues/education;
  • financial/market research;
  • international trade issues; and,
  • private enterprise issues/education.

History – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • cultural heritage;
  • historical research/studies;
  • historical societies; and,
  • history issues/education.

Life/Environmental/Earth Sciences – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • biology;
  • ecology;
  • evolution; and,
  • geosciences.

Physical Sciences – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • astronomy;
  • chemistry;
  • material science; and,
  • physics.

Social/Behavioral Sciences – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • anthropology;
  • political science;
  • psychology; and,
  • sociology.

Technology – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on technology-related issues. This category also includes grantmakers that provide technology services and equipment to nonprofit organizations.

Back to top

Social Services & Issues

Social Services – Funder supports programs/organizations that focus on social services/human services without listing a specific area or that focus on areas not listed within this category.

Community Organizing – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • advocacy groups;
  • community building/empowerment;
  • grassroots activism; and,
  • organizing efforts targeting specific issues/groups (youth, women, minorities, poverty, labor, etc.).

Conflict Resolution – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on conflict resolution or reconciliation efforts at the local, regional, national, or international level.

Crime/Violence Prevention – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • anti-crime programs;
  • gang prevention;
  • gun control issues;
  • nonviolence efforts;
  • victim/survivor issues; and,
  • youth crime/juvenile delinquency prevention.

Domestic Violence/Child Abuse – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • child abuse treatment and prevention;
  • elder abuse treatment and prevention;
  • domestic/family violence treatment and prevention;
  • shelters for battered women/children; and,
  • violence against women issues.

Economic Justice – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • economic equality for women, minorities, or other disadvantaged groups;
  • fair/living wages; and,
  • trade equity.

Ethnic Relations – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • eliminating discrimination/racism; and,
  • relationships between ethnic, cultural, racial, religious, and/or other groups.

Family – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • adoption program;
  • family services;
  • foster care issues;
  • parenting programs; and,
  • strengthening families..

Hunger – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • food banks/food distribution;
  • hunger relief; and,
  • solutions to hunger.

Homelessness – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • homeless shelters;
  • programs for the homeless;
  • preventing homelessness; and,
  • transitional housing.

Human Rights - Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that focus on human rights.

Poverty – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • economically disadvantaged populations;
  • low-income issues;
  • poverty alleviation;
  • poverty policy/research; and,
  • programs for the poor/underprivileged.

Prison Reform – Topics under this category include, but are not limited to:

  • alternatives to incarceration;
  • death penalty reform;
  • ex-offender programs;
  • prison inmate programs;
  • prison system reform;
  • recidivism reduction; and,
  • sentencing reform.

Social Change – Funder supports programs/organizations that focus on social change, including programs that focus on the root causes of social problems and that advocate for systemic reform.

Social Justice – Funder supports programs/organizations that focus on social justice, including programs that focus on oppression, injustice, etc.

Back to top

Targeted Populations

Children/Youth – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that provide services to, or focus on issues of importance to, children and youth. Programs for at-risk youth are included in this category.

Disabilities – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that provide services to, or focus on issues of importance to, people with physical, mental, and/or learning disabilities.

Gays/Lesbians – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that provide services to, or focus on issues of importance to, the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and/or transgendered community.

Immigrants/Refugees – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that provide services to, or focus on issues of importance to, immigrants and/or refugees.

Indigenous – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that provide services to, or focus on issues of importance to, indigenous peoples.

Minorities – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that provide services to, or focus on issues of importance to, minorities.

Seniors –Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that provide services to, or focus on issues of importance to, seniors.

Veterans/Military – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that provide services to, or focus on issues of importance to, veterans, military personnel, and/or military families.

Women/Girls – Grantmaker supports programs/organizations that provide services to, or focus on issues of importance to, women and/or girls.

Back to top