The Open Hearts Foundation is offering grants to support emerging and growing nonprofit organizations, whose origins and mission are consistent with the precepts of the Open Hearts philosophy.
- Their priority areas will be to:
- By providing or expanding services to offer basic needs (e.g., food, shelter, clothing and other basic needs) or unmet needs directly benefiting these communities.
- Grant funds will range between $5,000 and $15,000 per non-profit on an annual basis.
- The Open Hearts Foundation has a framework for its grantmaking program in alignment with the Open Hearts Philosophy that defines how the Foundation provides grants across the United States.
- Utilizing best practices in trust-based philanthropy, here are the guidelines and practices for the Open Hearts Foundation grantmaking program:
- In alignment with the Open Hearts Philosophy, nonprofits founded by an individual or supporting populations who have faced an adversity and are turning that adversity into an opportunity to help others.
- Nonprofits which have demonstrated responsible use of funds and effective program outcomes.
- Nonprofits which may be at risk for gaps in funding due to lack of equitable access.
- Nonprofits with an annual budget of $1 million or lower or which are beginning a new initiative that meets a new need within their communities.
- The Foundation will not make grants for or to:
- Direct aid to individuals;
- Influencing legislation or elections;
- Sectarian religious organizations or churches;
- Nonprofits not engaged in the actual performance of direct services to individuals; i.e., City Funds, Community Organizers, another philanthropic emergency fund;
- Organizations that discriminate on the basis of age, disability, ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, race or religion;
- Building improvements or operational costs.
For more information, visit Open Hearts Foundation.