Kathryn McQuade Foundation Grant

Kathryn B McQuade Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $50,000

Fields of work: Women's Rights & Equality Women & Girl Services Youth Services Child Welfare Services Educational Access & Equity Workforce Preparation & Job Readiness Financial Literacy Youth Development & Leadership Education - K through 12 Education - Higher Education Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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FUNDER NOTE: The Foundation closed 2021 with a large increase in Grant requests. Times are so difficult for so many people across the globe and the complexities of COVID have stretched many organizations. We have always strived to be timely with responding to the many deserving organizations, but we have fallen behind on the grant process.

As a result, we are closing the application process to any new requests for the first quarter 2022. Any requests received will not be processed and will have to be resubmitted after March 31. This will allow us to work down the backlog of requests already received.


The Foundation was established in December 2013 by Kathryn B. McQuade, after retiring from 33 years of working in the business community. I was blessed to have been born into a loving middle class family. My father worked very hard to insure that all of his children were given an opportunity for a good education and my mother, “a stay at home Mom’ was always there for us. My world was safe and comfortable. My life is in stark contrast to how much of the rest of the world lives. I continue to read of the terrible injustices waged against women and children globally and hope that this foundation can provide them the opportunity and resources to succeed. We will support organizations that help us achieve our goal of Striving to make sustainable improvements in women and children’s rights education and welfare.

Kathryn McQuade Foundation Grant

The Foundation will make timely decisions on your grant request and provide clear communications on our expectations of reporting progress.


The Foundation’s goal is to provide women assistance and provide them an opportunity to succeed. Assistance can take many forms, however our goal is to help them become self sufficient and enable them to lift themselves out of poverty and provide for their children. Access to education, job training and professional skills, even access to capital in order to build a business are possible ways we will consider helping women to succeed. Grant requests should focus on enabling the women to sustain financial independence.

We look forward to hearing of the many creative ways organizations are working on helping women succeed through out the world. To help women is to help their children and the communities they live in.


Too many children in the US and across the world live in poverty and lack the access to education. Education and/or appropriate skills training are necessary to break the cycle of poverty and crime. While the assistance to women may take many forms, the foundation’s focus for children will target education and/ or skills training. The Foundation is open to many ideas on how to accomplish this goal and look forward to receiving proposals to help all children achieve their potential.

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


  • To apply, the recipient must be a qualified 501(c)(3) organization.
  • The Foundation will target grants in the range of $5,000.00 to $50,000.00, but will consider grant applications for other amounts.
  • The Foundation will consider requests for multi-year projects, but the grantee will have to report on predetermined stage gates and measures of progress before subsequent year funds are awarded.
  • Grant applications can be submitted throughout the year and must be submitted on the the Application Form available on this website.


This page was last reviewed January 05, 2022 and last updated January 05, 2022