Grant Details

Joseph Drown Foundation

Alyssa Santino, Program Officer
(310) 277-4488
9800 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
  • Arts, Culture and Humanities including Library, Museum and Historical Society Grants
  • Education
  • Medical Research
  • Health
  • Community Improvement, Capacity Building
  • Science and Technology Research Institutes, Services
  • Social Science Research Institutes, Services
  • California
  • Los Angeles
Maximum Grant Amount
October 15, 2024

The Joseph Drown Foundation makes grants to programs or organizations in Los Angeles County.

Program Areas of Interest:
* education,
* medical and scientific research;
* community,
* health and social services and,
* the arts and humanities.

The Foundation is interested in programs that break down any barrier that prevents a person from continuing to grow and learn. Education is the primary focus of the Foundation. The Foundation supports education programs in K-12, at both public and private schools, that seek to solve the existing problems in Los Angeles area schools. These grants for education reform can be made directly to the schools or to independent organizations which are closely involved with this issue.

In addition, the Foundation provides funds to private secondary schools, colleges and universities for student financial assistance, in the form of both scholarships and loan programs. Favor is given to those programs directed at talented middle income students who are unable to obtain assistance from sources specifically available to low income students.

Although not the primary focus, the Foundation supports programs that deal with issues such as the high drop-out rate, lack of sufficient health care, substance abuse / addiction and violence. In addition, the Foundation will consider programs that address poverty issues and assist the economically disadvantaged. The Foundation does make grants for medical and scientific research, but these are initiated by the Foundation; unsolicited applications are not accepted. Although it is not the emphasis of the Foundation, grants are made for the arts and humanities and are made primarily for outreach and education programs.

Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations and government institutions are eligible to apply. The Foundation does not provide funds to individuals, endowments, capital campaigns or building funds. The Foundation does not underwrite annual meetings, conferences or special events, nor does it fund religious programs or purchase tickets to fundraising events.

January 15th for the March meeting
April 15th for the June meeting
July 15th for the September meeting
October 15th for the December meeting.

All proposals must be postmarked or submitted online on or before the day of the deadline. If the 15th falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the next business day. 

Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 7/20/2024

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