Enterline Foundation Grant

Enterline Foundation

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Next deadline: Aug 31, 2020 2:00pm PDT (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: Jan 15, 2021 2:00pm PST (Full proposal)

Grant amount: Up to US $37,000

Fields of work: Autism Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, 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. Funding requests for specific projects, as opposed to general operating support, are the most competitive. Organizations requesting event sponsorships should contact the foundation office directly.  

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. 


  • Areas Not Typically Funded:
    • Endowment funds ;
    • Individual travel and conference attendance ;
    • Publication of books ;
    • Projects that promote political or religious views ;
    • Political or lobbying activities ;
    • Direct support of individuals and individual sponsorships ;
    • Program, school or camp scholarships ;
    • Coverage of continuing operating deficits.


This page was last reviewed January 15, 2020 and last updated January 15, 2020