Enterline Foundation Grant

Enterline Foundation

Grant amount: Up to US $37,000

Next deadline: Oct 1, 2018 2:00pm PDT (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: Jan 15, 2019 (Full proposal)

Applicant type: Nonprofit College / University

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

Location of project: North America

Location of residency: United States

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Enterline Foundation

The Enterline Foundation provides financial support to organizations that in turn provide direct services to adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Historically, the Foundation has directed more than 80% of its contributions to such organizations. The Foundation also makes contributions to other organizations that serve broad charitable purposes, such as the Animal Protective League and the Humane Society.

Grant Distribution Guidelines

Requests for funding support generally far exceed the funds available. For this reason, criteria have been established to assist the Trustees and staff in deciding where the funds may be most effectively employed for the betterment of the intellectually and developmentally disabled (IDD) population. For its grant making program, the Enterline Foundation makes grants for the IDD population in all of North America.

The impact of the Foundation’s grant making will be judged not only by the financial resources given to the community organizations, but also by the innovative and collaborative relationships the Foundation has with its grant recipients and the impact that the grants have had on the IDD community-at-large. 

Funding Priorities

Funding priority will be for organizations that provide services for the IDD population and focus primarily on individuals over the age of 22 although requests from organizations focused on children will be considered.

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


  • Applicants must be registered as IRS Section 501(c)3 nonprofits.
  • The Foundation has given to organizations general operating funds in the past and will continue to give to those that we have long lasting relationships with, but in reviewing new grants, we request that the agency choose a specific project that it would like financial assistance for. 


  • With regard to types of grants and organizations supported, the Trustees, as a rule, do not make awards for: 
    • Direct support to individuals
    • Coverage of continuing operating deficits
    • Document publication
    • Pass-through grant support through a third party
    • Groups such as fraternal organizations, political parties or candidates, veterans, labor or local civic groups, and groups engaged in influencing legislation. 

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