The Lawrence Foundation is a private family foundation established in 2000 by Jeff Lawrence and Diane Troth (husband and wife). They feel it is important to give something back and support organizations that are trying to make the world a better place.
The foundation is focused on making grants to support environmental, human services and other causes although our interests are fairly diverse and may lead us into other areas on an occasional basis. We make both program and operating grants and do not have any geographic restrictions on our grants. 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.
Grants Made by the Foundation
The foundation makes grants to US based qualified charitable organizations. To date we have funded organizations that address the following areas of interest:
Grants That the Foundation Will Not Make
The foundation will not make grants to 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:
Other than legal requirements, these lists are not absolute and may not always apply, but they provide some guidance about our interests. Please also note that Program Related Investments are not currently made.
Grants are awarded twice a year. Grant applications are open to any organization that wishes to be considered for a grant that meets the grant guidelines. Generally, the online grant application will provide us sufficient information to make a decision. In some rare cases we may ask for additional information to make a decision.
June Grant Cycle - grant application due by April 30
December Grant Cycle - grant application due by November 1
Any grant applications received after a deadline will be considered for the next grant cycle. Please note: Grant deadlines are subject to change.
For more information, visit http://www.thelawrencefoundation.org/grants/index.php.
The Lawrence Foundation
530 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 207
Santa Monica, CA 90401