General Eligibility

The general requirements for eligibility are:

  • Organizations that work in and serve residents of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, and/or San Francisco counties
  • Public charities operating under an IRS 501(c)(3) status or fiscally sponsored by a 501(c)(3) organization
  • Organizations that have an annual financial audit in accordance with approved accounting practices (or financial statements for the last completed fiscal year if audited financial statements are not available)

The foundation funds in three areas—Middle School Youth Success, Safety Net, and K-8 Scholarships – each with its own set of guidelines. Safety Net and K-8 Scholarships applications are accepted by invitation only. Organizations applying under the Middle School Youth Success program area may submit a proposal during any of the three open application periods each year. Please visit the application procedures and submission deadlines pages for further details on applying.