Hand Foundation Grant

Hand Foundation

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Next deadline: Oct 1, 2022 (Letter of inquiry)

Later deadlines: May 1, 2023 (Letter of inquiry)

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $150,000

Fields of work: Sexual Assault/Abuse

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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Hand Foundation

We are an advisory, advocacy, and grant-making organization dedicated to building better communities by enabling the growth and advancement of individuals

We advise and invest in seven areas of social change that build, inform, and strengthen the individual -- so that each may contribute to an even greater community. 

Focus Areas

Advancement of philanthropy + volunteerism

Each of us has something valuable to offer our community, and we strive to elevate and activate the seed of philanthropy and the rewards of giving in every person we meet and every organization we influence.

We focus our efforts on strengthening diaspora communities, and helping young people cultivate the lifelong habit of giving— areas that instill a philanthropic ethic for future generations.


Building a more competitive workforce for the future requires a radical rethinking of the tools, capabilities, and values we teach today – to students of all ages.

We invest in forward thinking programs that celebrate and deliver individual learning and leadership opportunities. In addition, we sponsor individuals of Persian heritage in their pursuit of higher learning in the fields of economic policy.


Technology has moved the responsibility of wealth creation out of the hands of governments and corporations into the hands of individuals. The future economy depends on the ability for individuals to think of themselves as value creators, building the skills that allow them to create opportunity.

We invest in organizations that cultivate entrepreneurial thinking, problem- solving, and opportunity globally.

Debate + advocacy

Social progress that is meaningful, constructive, and benefits the greatest part of society requires a continuous flow of fresh ideas and dialogue with the most progressive and provocative thinkers.

We enable the exploration and development of social policy that is focused on creating better outcomes, by investing in organizations that fuel conversation, policy-making, and social action.

Prevention of child sexual abuse

Sexual abuse destroys a child's ability to trust the words and actions of others, and their perceptions of the world. A "lost" child robs society of their potential contribution, and increases the likelihood that they, too, will repeat the cycle of abuse.

We support organizations that are focused on preventing abuse through institutional programs and media that provide tools for identifying potential threats and acting accordingly.

Advancement of women + girls

The female leaders of tomorrow depend on the role models and support systems we have today that help them develop their identity, build their confidence, and express their true voice — in their families, their communities, and the world.

We support organizations that provide mentorship and create opportunities for girls and women who need encouragement for the path they're on, or support to change course.

Crisis management + rebuilding

When tragedy strikes a community — natural disasters, health epidemics, political unrest — it threatens not only the present population, but also the generations to come.

We support organizations that focus on the health and healing of communities in transition so that life in these areas can return to a productive, peaceful, and promising future.

Unsolicited Inquiries

HAND Foundation is currently accepting unsolicited inquiries from organizations working on prevention of child sex abuse. 

We support organizations that are focused on preventing abuse through institutional programs and media that provide tools for identifying potential threats and acting accordingly.

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


  • The HAND Foundation supports 501(c)(3) public charities that are aligned with its core strategies and mission areas.
  • The majority of grants are made to organizations with which we have a deep relationship and extensive engagement.


  • HAND Foundation does not fund political and politically charged initiatives, including attempts to influence legislation, start-ups at the idea stage, travel expenses unrelated to specific grants, and individuals.
  • The HAND Foundation and its board members are unable to consider inquiries outside of this process including inquiries received through email, text, or Facebook messaging.


This page was last reviewed November 02, 2020 and last updated August 16, 2020