Philanthropy And The W. R. Grace Foundation Grants

Grace Foundation

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Grant amount: Up to US $100,000

Anticipated deadline: Nov 30, 2020

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program

Location of project: Brazil; Canada; China; Germany; Hong Kong Show all

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:




Grace makes significant financial and volunteer service contributions to the communities where we operate around the world. Members of the Grace family donate hours, ideas, and effort to improve community health and safety, education, the environment, civic leadership, and much more. Many programs and initiatives are in response to requests while others develop under the leadership of more than 3,900 Grace employees in their own communities.

Since 1961, the W. R. Grace Foundation has supported charitable organizations and educational institutions that promote the wellbeing of the communities where we live and work in the United States. In communities where our operations are located elsewhere around the world, Grace's support for local charities is managed by the leaders and employees of each facility.

Focus On Stem Education And Basic Needs

Grace contributes to programs and projects that improve the quality of life in the most impactful ways possible. Our focus is on:

  • science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and
  • basic needs, such as food, shelter, first aid, and healthcare.

We also support health and human services organizations, as well as civic, environmental, and cultural programs. We support organizations based in areas where Grace has a significant employee presence.

The company matches, dollar for dollar, personal gifts made by our employees to accredited secondary schools, community and junior colleges, four-year colleges and universities, and graduate and professional schools.

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


  • Non-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status in the United State that operate near a Grace facility that: 
    • Provide basic needs (i.e., first aid, shelter, food)
    • Support education opportunities, especially related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (for students or teachers)
    • Support environmental or safety outreach or training
    • Align with Grace communities (i.e., community center renovation, landmark preservation)
    • Have a Grace connection (such as employee volunteers)