Dunn Foundation Grant

The Dunn Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: College / University Nonprofit

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

Location of project: West Virginia

Location of residency: Preferred: West Virginia Other eligible locations: United States

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About this funder:



Our Foundation's focus includes any activity or movement centered around social justice, population stability, support of student activist groups, educational scholarships, sustainability, and West Virginia environmental issues.

Funding preferences go to West Virginia non-profit organizations whose program work includes these focus areas:

  • Population Stabilization
  • Coalition Building
  • Sustainable Forestry
  • Alternative Energy
  • Teen Pregnancy Prevention
  • Land Use Planning
  • Government Accountability
  • Sustainable Economics
  • A unique approach to philanthropy
  • Land Acquisition and Protection

Our foundation utilizes not only its own assets but encourages individual and group donations to help further the Foundation's goals.

The Dunn Foundation also seeks nontraditional methods of assisting qualified groups such as real estate acquisition, fundraising, donations, and programs and staff development.

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


  • The Foundation considers grant applications only from public charities as defined under the Internal Revenue Code and applicable regulations.
    • An applicant must have obtained a 501(c)(3) determination letter prior to submitting an application and must include a copy with this application.
    • If the applicant is not required to have obtained  a 501(c)(3) letter, it must provide a copy of an IRS letter or a legal opinion certifying that the applicant is a public charity as described in section 509(a)(1), (2), or (3). 
  • Those applying for grants need to make sure that their projects will:
    • Lead to societal, institutional, and/or environmental improvement.
    • Address the main causes of social or environmental issues that have been stated in Overview.