Olive Tree Foundation Grant

The Olive Tree Foundation

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Deadline: Mar 10, 2025

Grant amount: US $2,000 - US $11,000

Fields of work: Youth Development & Leadership Academic Success & Enrichment Civil Rights Historic Preservation Basic Human Needs Adult Education Literacy Workforce Preparation & Job Readiness Parks & Public Spaces Art & Culture Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Government Entity

Funding uses: Project / Program, Education / Outreach, Capital Project

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

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About the Foundation

The Olive Tree Foundation, Inc., is an independent philanthropy established in the United States in 1997. We support U.S.-based, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofits that provide food, shelter, medical care and education for those in need; make the arts more accessible; invest in the communities; provide cultural enrichment and education through youth and adult development programs; and endeavor to make the world more equitable and just.

Grantmaking Focus

Organizations eligible to apply for grants from The Olive Tree Foundation focus on:

Basic necessities

  • We support nonprofits that provide food for the hungry, shelter the indigent and infirm and provide medical (physical and emotional) care to those in need.

Youth education and development

  • OTF support nonprofits that develop the academic skills of youth. Key objectives should include character-building; fostering ethics, teamwork, self-esteem and self-confidence; broadening horizons and aspirations; strengthening unique abilities and talents; developing community awareness and involvement; improving academic, communication and interpersonal skills.

Adult education and development

  • We support nonprofits that promote literacy and workforce development through various programs that empower adults to become self-sufficient and self-sustaining.

Community development

  • We support nonprofits involved in the protection of civil rights and the creation of environmental infrastructures that enhance quality of life in the communities they serve.

Arts and Culture

  • We support nonprofits that improve the quality of life in communities through arts and cultural enrichment and/or renovate structures that preserve a historical heritage.

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


  • Eligible grant applicants are public agencies or organizations tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
    • Proof of tax exemption status is required with application.


  • Organizations NOT eligible for funding from The Olive Tree Foundation are:
    • Seeking funding for staff salaries
    • Seeking direct support of individuals
    • Seeking funding for biomedical research
    • Private foundations, as defined under Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code
    • Organizations NOT based/headquartered in the United States
    • Fraternal organizations
    • Political organizations

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This page was last reviewed February 22, 2024 and last updated February 22, 2024