Banks Family Foundation Grants

Banks Family Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $15,000

Next deadline: May 15, 2019 (Full proposal)

Later deadlines: Nov 15, 2019 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Alameda County, California

Location of residency: Alameda County, California

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NOTE: The Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant proposals or applications. Letter of inquiry will be reviewed. The Banks Family Foundation accepts grant applications on a continuous basis. Applications should be received by November 15 and May 15 by mail.

Our Mission

Create the opportunities for kids to be kids. Empower youths to become responsible adults by supporting organizations that benefit the health, education and welfare of the children of Oakland, California.


The Banks Family Foundation provides grants to organizations and agencies located in Northern Alameda Country. The Foundation is interested in providing funding for programs that directly serve the health, education and welfare of youth.

Grants may range from a few hundred dollars up to $15,000. In unique circumstances, we would consider a more significant grant for a program having a major impact in our areas of interest.

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


  • All new grant requests are limited to organizations located in Oakland, California.
  • All applicants must have tax-exempt 501(c)(3) status as a non-profit organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service.
  • The Foundation's focus is on programs that benefit the health, education and welfare of children in Oakland, California.
  • Organizations are limited to two grants in three calendar years.


  • The Foundation does not consider applications that:
    • Request funding for an individual or family
    • Request funding for capital campaigns
    • Request funding for special events/trainings