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For Grantseekers

Thank you for your interest in partnering with us. Our team identifies potential grantees and collaborative opportunities by scanning the landscape for organizations aligned priorities within initiatives and program areas. However, we are always open to learn more about organizations and projects that are new to us, and welcome inquiries from prospective partners and others who seek to learn about our grantmaking.

We have outlined our Empathy Building Initiative eligibility guidance to help you gauge alignment with the initiatives' program areas and priorities, and have provided an online interest form below.  Our other giving area portfolios are not being expanded and therefore are not included in the outline and form. 

Current partners with questions about grants should contact their program officer.


Eligibility is determined by an organization’s alignment and proximity to our Empathy Building Initiative’s mission and program area priorities distinctly laid out in the respective pages. Please review each program area page for specific eligibility criteria. Grants are evaluated on a case-by-case basis through due diligence and conversation.

We encourage you to review our grants list which includes our current partners for comparison, as well as our How We Work page, for insights on our timeline, process, and examples of our application.

Organizations must:

Have 501(c)3 status or be a fiscally-sponsored project

Align with one or more of our giving areas in our Empathy Building Initiative:


Animal Connection

Areas of Exploration

Good Fight Grants

Have a national or broad reach

What we don't fund

We typically do not fund lobbying and activities to influence specific legislation, medical research, endowments, or individuals. In addition, we do not support organizations that discriminate against groups or individuals, or organizations that promote religious doctrine in the delivery of programs and services.

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For Grantseekers