Lawrence Foundation Grant Program

Lawrence Foundation

Relevent Country: United States of America

The Lawrence Foundation is offering grants to US based qualified charitable organizations.

Areas of Interests

To date they have funded organizations that address the following areas of interest:

  • Environment (US headquartered organizations operating programs in the US or elsewhere in the world),
  • Human Services
  • Disaster relief (US headquartered organizations responding to disasters in the US or elsewhere in the world on an occasional basis),
  • Other (US headquartered organizations operating programs in the US or elsewhere in the world).

Funding Information

  • Grants typically range between $5,000 – $10,000. In some limited cases they may make larger grants, but that is typically after they have gotten to know your organization over a period of time.
  • They also generally don’t make multi-year grants, although they may fund the same organization on a year by year basis over a period of years.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.
  • They are okay if a portion of any grant that they award is used for reasonable indirect costs. 50% or lower would be reasonable for indirect costs.
  • General operating or program/project grant requests within  areas of interests are accepted.
  • In general, regardless of whether a grant request is for general operating or program/project expenses, all of the grants will be issued as unrestricted grants.


  • The foundation does not make grants to individuals, international charitable organizations that are not qualified in the US or to for-profit businesses.
  • 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,
  • Theater 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.