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MAXIMUS Foundation Grants

MAXIMUS Foundation

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Grant amount: US $2,500 - US $5,000

Anticipated deadline: The deadline for this grant has passed

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

About this funder:

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NOTE: At this time, the Foundation is not accepting unsolicited grant proposals

The MAXIMUS Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations and charities that share our commitment in helping disadvantaged populations and underserved communities.

The Foundation Board of Directors makes funding decisions through a competitive, biannual grantmaking process, with an emphasis on programs that promote personal growth and community development. 

Funding Priorities

We support three primary focus areas in our grant making:

Youth and Children Development

Priority is given to programs that serve disadvantaged or low income youth. Program areas may include but are not limited to: 

  • Child Abuse Prevention and Supportive Services 
  • Child Hunger and Nutrition Services 
  • Enrichment and Education Programs 

Community Development

Support is given to programs that focus on community development and redevelopment through supportive services to low-income households and communities. Program areas may include but are not limited to: 

  • Homelessness Prevention and Supportive Services 
  • Veterans Supportive Services 
  • Jobs and Training Programs 

Health Care

Support is given to health care programs that promote access and services to low-income individuals and families, including but not limited to programs that support: 

  • Physical and Developmental Disabilities 
  • HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care 
  • Chronic Care

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


  • The Foundation will consider proposals from any 501(c)(3) organization that is aligned with our mission and meets all requirements identified in the application, including the ability to provide a copy of their recently audited financials.
  • Grants are awarded only to organizations that attest that they do not discriminate by race, ethnicity, creed, religious affiliation, gender or national origin. 
  • Organizations are only eligible to receive a grant once a year. 
  • Typically, grants are awarded for specific program or project support, and not for salaries or general operating expenses.


  • There are no specific geographic limitations for applicants, though preference may be given to programs in the more than 250 communities where MAXIMUS works.


  • Grants are not generally awarded to:
    • Individuals
    • Advertising, ticket events or dinner programs
    • Political causes or candidates
    • Endowments or capital campaigns