Spring Grant Cycle: Arts & Culture or Environment Grants

JW & HM Goodman Family Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $10,000

Deadline: Jan 8, 2021 5:00pm PST (Letter of inquiry)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Capital Project, Training / Capacity Building, General Operating Expense

Location of project: Counties in California: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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Please note: As of 2020, our Education grants will be awarded in the Fall and Environment grants will be awarded in the Spring

  • See the fall cycle grant page here

The Foundation makes grants twice per year. In the spring, we make grants in the Arts & Culture and the Education categories and in the fall, we make grants in the categories of Environment and Health & Human Services (see separate grant page here). Within each of these categories of interest, the Foundation makes grants in some very specific focuses. These focuses are reviewed and determined by the board and posted to our website approximately six months in advance of a grant cycle deadline.

Our typical grant size is $5,000 to $10,000. 

Spring grant cycle 2020 (grants made in May/June timeframe):

LOIs will be accepted in the following areas only:  

​Arts & Culture: The Foundation intends to award on year grants of up to $10,000 each to nonprofits that provide music lessons for underprivileged youth in K-12 grades who don't have access. Priority will be given to programs that: follow/track their students through multiple years, have the ability to work with students from different cultures, and provide free education or scholarships to participate.

Environment: The Foundation intends to award $10,000 grants to nonprofits working to mitigate the effects of climate change. Our priority is focused on projects that create healthy resilient forests and/or watersheds that maintain or increase biodiversity. Projects should be located in the San Francisco Bay Area or in Western Oregon.​

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • We make grants to nonprofits doing work in California (San Francisco Bay Area focusing on Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, and Alameda counties) and Oregon (Greater Portland area).
  • We make grants for general support and for specific projects.


  • We do not make grants to religiously affiliated organizations nor to organizations that have a religious curriculum.
    •  (Please note that the Foundation does not fund religiously affiliated nonprofits nor nonprofits that require a religious curriculum in order to receive services)
  • We do not make grants to individuals.
  • We are not currently accepting applications for international work.