Updated Dec 15, 2017

The Lawrence Foundation

Offered by The Lawrence Foundation

The foundation is focused on making grants to support environmental, human services and other causes although our interests are fairly diverse and may lead us into other areas on an occasional basis. We make both program and operating grants and do not have any geographic restrictions on our grants.
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Open Year RoundDeadline

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasEnvironment
Humanitarian Assistance
Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance
Nonprofit organizations that qualify for public charity status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or public schools and libraries are eligible for contributions or grants.The foundation makes grants to US based qualified charitable organizations.

The foundation will not make grants to international charitable organizations that are not qualified in the US or to for-profit businesses.

Other Requirements

Planned Usage of Funds

The foundation does not typically make grants for the following purposes. Requests to fund the following purposes are likely to be denied:

- Computers or software,
- Audio or video equipment,
- Designing and producing videos, kiosks or promotional material,
- Music programs or musical instruments,
- Gardening programs or equipment,
- Physical education programs or equipment,
- Recreational programs,
- Theatre arts or performance arts programs or equipment,
- Hospice or old age home programs,
- Churches,
- Religious, charter or magnet schools
- Individuals for any purpose,
- International organizations that do not have a qualified domestic 501(c)(3) representative,
- Political lobbying activities or other political purposes,
- Voter registration,
- Private foundations,
- Dinners, balls, or other ticketed events,
- Purposes outside of the foundation's funding priorities as listed in the prior section.

Other than legal requirements, these lists are not absolute and may not always apply, but they provide some guidance about our interests.

Application Directions

Grants are awarded twice a year. The grant application process is fairly simple and is initiated by submitting a grant application using theCommon Grant Application.Any grant applications received after the deadline for the current grant cycle will be considered for the next grant cycle.

Application And Awards Process

All grant applications that are received will be collected together and reviewed by the trustees for the funding cycle. There may be discussion between the organization and the trustees to understand or comment on elements of the grant application. After the review is complete, the trustees will select the projects that will be funded. We will notify your organizationif we have decided to fund your project. We will also notify your organization by email if we decide not to fund your project.
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