Social Sciences Foundation Funders

For foundations with multiple programs in diverse interest areas, the relevant grant programs appear in bold. Please consult foundation websites for the most current program information.


LYNDE AND HARRY BRADLEY FOUNDATION

Supports projects that “cultivate a renewed, healthier, and more vigorous sense of citizenship, at home and abroad.” Also supports “research on the needs of gifted children and the techniques of providing education for students with superior skills and/or intelligence.”
www.bradleyfdn.org


CARNEGIE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK

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International Peace and Security, Islam Initiative, Higher Education and Libraries in Africa, Higher Education in Eurasia, Urban and Higher Education,Democracy and Civic Integration, Carnegie Scholars, Future of Journalism Education; and Dissemination. 
www.carnegie.org


CARTHAGE FOUNDATION 

Study of public policy questions, national/international. 
www.scaife.com/carthage.html


ANNIE E. CASEY FOUNDATION 

Child Welfare/Permanance, Community Change, Economic Security, Education, Juvenile Justice 
www.aecf.org


CENTER FOR GLOBAL PARTNERSHIP (C/O JAPAN FOUNDATION)

Traditional & Non-Traditional Approaches to Security & Diplomacy, Global and Regional Economic Issues, Role of Civil Society, Abe Fellowship Program.
www.cgp.org


CHIANG CHING-KUO FOUNDATION FOR INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARLY EXCHANGE

Supports the study of Chinese civilization. The American Region program funds research grantsscholar grants, conference/seminar/workshop grants, publication subsidies, doctoral fellowships and dissertation fellowships for ROC students abroad. The Foundation gives priority to collaborative projects with counterparts in Taiwan.
www.cckf.org.tw


CHRISTENSEN FUND 

Global Biocultural Initiative (e.g., the interface between natural environments and indigenous communities), Regional Programs, San Francisco Bay Area Program. 
www.christensenfund.org


COMPTON FOUNDATION

Peace & Security, Environment & Sustainability, Population & Reproductive Health, Family Advisory Board, Campaign Finance, International Fellowship Program, Mentor Fellowship Program.
www.comptonfoundation.org


DORIS DUKE CHARITABLE FOUNDATION

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Performing Arts, Environmental Conservation, Medical Research, Prevention of Child Abuse.
This foundation may limit the number of submissions from our campus. Please consult the VCR’s Limited Submission Program.
www.ddcf.org


EARHART FOUNDATION

Fellowship Research Grants for individual projects in economics, history, philosophy, international affairs, and political science; Grants to Organizations, H.B. Earhart Fellowships.
No web site available. Contact: Ingrid A. Gregg, Pres., 2200 Green Rd., Ste. H, Ann Arbor, MI 48105-1569. Telephone: (734) 761-8592 Fax: (734) 761-2722


FORD FOUNDATION 

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Democratic & Accountable GovernmentEconomic Fairness; Educational Opportunity and Scholarship; Freedom of Expression; Human Rights; Metropolitan Opportunity; Sexuality and Reproductive Health Rights; Sustainable Development. 
www.fordfound.org


FOUNDATION FOR CHILD DEVELOPMENT

Changing Faces of America’s Children-Young Scholars Program (research about immigrant children), PreK-3rd Education, New American Children.
www.fcd-us.org


GRAHAM FOUNDATION FOR ADVANCED STUDIES IN THE FINE ARTS 

Production and Presentation; Research and Development; Carter Manny Award; Richard Solomon Award. Areas of interest: architecture; architectural history, theory and criticism; design; engineering; landscape architecture;urban planning; urban studies; visual arts; and related fields of inquiry. Also, work in the fine arts, humanities, and sciences that expands the boundaries of thinking about architecture and space.
www.grahamfoundation.org


WILLIAM T. GRANT FOUNDATION

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Current ResearchWilliam T. Grant Scholars, William T. Grant Distinguished Fellows, Youth Service Improvement Grants. 
This foundation may limit the number of submissions from our campus. Please consult the VCR’s Limited Submission Program.
www.wtgrantfoundation.org


HARRY FRANK GUGGENHEIM FOUNDATION

Dissertation Fellowships, Matching Gifts Program, Research Grants (for individuals). The foundation considers grants in natural or social sciences and humanities that increase understanding of violence, aggression and dominance.
www.hfg.org


JOHN SIMON GUGGENHEIM FOUNDATION

Fellowships to Assist Research and Artistic Creation (for individuals).
www.gf.org


WILLIAM AND FLORA HEWLETT FOUNDATION

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Education Program, Environment Program, Global Development Program, Performing Arts Program, Population Program, Philanthropy Program, Special Projects. 
www.hewlett.org


HOROWITZ FOUNDATION 

Small grants to individuals in all fields of social sciences, including Anthropology, Area Studies, Economics, Political Science, Sociology and Urban Studies.
www.horowitz-foundation.org


JOYCE FOUNDATION

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Education, Employment, Environment, Gun ViolenceMoney and Politics, Culture, Special Opportunities. 
www.joycefdn.org


JM KAPLAN FUND 

City Life, Environment, Historic Preservation, Migrations, Furthermore (grants in publishing), Discretionary Grants. 
www.jmkfund.org


EWING MARION KAUFFMAN FOUNDATION

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Education, EntrepreneurshipResearch & Policy
www.kauffman.org


W.K. KELLOGG FOUNDATION

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Educated Kids, Healthy Kids, Secure FamiliesRacial Equity, Civic Engagement, International Programming (Latin America & Caribbean, Southern Africa). 
www.wkkf.org


KOREA FOUNDATION

Support for Korean Studies Overseas, Cultural & Arts Exchange, Intellectual Exchange, Forum & Policy Research, Publication & Media
www.kf.or.kr


LILLY ENDOWMENT

Education, Religion (Public Understanding of Religion), Community Development.
www.lillyendowment.org


HENRY LUCE FOUNDATION

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American art, Asia, Clare Booth Luce, Higher education, Luce Scholars, Public policy and the environment, Religion and international affairs, Theology, Special projects.
www.hluce.org


JOHN D. AND CATHERINE T. MACARTHUR FOUNDATION

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International program areas include: Conservation & Sustainable Development, Global Migration and Human Mobility, Higher Education in Russia and Africa, Human Rights and International Justice, International Peace and Security, Masters in Development Practice, Popular and Reproductive Health, and Focus Countries. U.S. program areas include: Affordable Housing, Community & Economic Development, Digital Media & Learning, Juvenile Justice, Mental Health, Policy Research, Program-Related Investments, and Research Networks. General program areas include: Arts & Culture in Chicago, Media Grant-Making, and the MacArthur Award for Creative & Effective Institutions. Also, the MacArthur Justice Fellows program. 
www.macfound.org


ANDREW W. MELLON FOUNDATION

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Conservation and Environment: Plants Initiative, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Liberal Arts Colleges, Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program, Museums and Art Conservation, Performing Arts, ResearchUniversities and Humanistic Scholarship, Scholarly Communications and Information Technology, South Africa. Please note that this foundation accepts proposals by invitation only.
www.mellon.org


OAK FOUNDATION U.S.A. 

Climate Change, Human Rights, Homelessness, Learning Differences, Denmark, Marine Conservation, Child Abuse, Women’s Issues, Special Interest, Zimbabwe.
www.oakfnd.org


PUBLIC WELFARE FOUNDATION 

Criminal and Juvenile Justice, Health Reform, Workers’ Rights, Special Opportunities.
www.publicwelfare.org


RETIREMENT RESEARCH FOUNDATION 

General Program (focus on aging/elderly), Organizational Capacity Building Program, Accessible Faith Grant Program. 
www.rrf.org


CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS FOUNDATION, INC.

U.S. relations with Cuba and Cuban needs as defined by Cubans themselves.
www.creynolds.org


ROCKEFELLER FOUNDATION

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Developing Climate Change Resilience; Strengthening Food Security: Alliance for Green Revolution in Africa; Protecting American Workers’ Economic Security: Campaign for American Workers; Promoting Equitable, Sustainable Transportation Policies; Linking Global Disease Surveillance Networks; Transforming Health Systems; Helping Build an Impact Investing Industry; Advancing Innovation Processes to Solve Social Problems; NYC Opportunities Fund; Rebuilding New Orleans. 
www.rockfound.org


RUSSELL SAGE FOUNDATION

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Research on: The Future of Work, Immigration, Cultural Contact, Social Inequality, Visiting Scholars Program. 
www.russellsage.org


SEARLE FREEDOM TRUST 

Tax and Budget Issues, Cost-Benefit Analysis of Regulatory Practices and Proposals, Welfare Policy, K-12 and Higher Education Reform, Environmental Reform, Legal Reform
www.searlefreedomtrust.org


ALFRED P. SLOAN FOUNDATION

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Basic research, Science education, Public understanding of science, Economic performance and the quality of life, Select national issues, Civic initiatives, and Sloan research fellowships. 
www.sloan.org


SMITH RICHARDSON FOUNDATION 

International Security, Domestic Public Policy, Direct Service Grants, World Politics & Statecraft Fellowship.
www.srf.org


SPENCER FOUNDATION

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Funds Research on Education and Social OpportunityOrganizational Learning; Teaching, Learning and Instructional Resources; Purposes and Values of Education; and Field-Initiated Proposals. Other Initiatives: Philosophy Initiative; Data Use & Educational Improvement; and the Initiative on Civic Learning and Civic Action. 
www.spencer.org


JOHN TEMPLETON FOUNDATION

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Science & the Big QuestionsCharacter DevelopmentFreedom & Free Enterprise, Exceptional Cognitive Talent & Genius, Genetics. 
www.templeton.org


TINKER FOUNDATION

Projects or organizations related to Spain, Portugal, Ibero-America and Antarctica. Institutional grants in Economic Policy, Environmental Policy and Governance. Field Research Grants to Centers or Institutes of Ibero-American or Latin American Studies.
http://foundationcenter.org/grantmaker/tinker/


TRUST FOR MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING

International exchanges with Russia, Central and Eastern Europe related to Arts & Culture (including cultural documentation), the Environment. 
www.tmuny.org


UNITED STATES-JAPAN FOUNDATION 

Pre-College Education, Communication/Public Opinion, U.S.-Japan Policy, Elgin Heinz Outstanding Teacher Award.
www.us-jf.org


WALLACE GLOBAL FUND 

Environmental Resource Depletion and System Collapse, Corporate Abuses and the Concentration of Corporate Power, Planetary Carrying Capacity, Sustainable Human Population, Women’s Human Rights (with an emphasis on ending female genital mutilation, civic engagement, civil liberties, equal justice, independent media, and media policy). 
www.wgf.org


WENNER-GREN FOUNDATION

All programs fund anthropological research. Grants for Doctoral Students,Grants for Post-PhD. Scholars, Grants for Non-U.S. Scholars, Conferences and Workshops, Historical Archives Program, Institutional Development Grant.
www.wennergren.org