Voya Foundation Grant Awards

Voya Financial


Grant amount: More than US $2,500

Next deadline: Sep 14, 2018 3:00pm PDT

Later deadlines: Dec 1, 2018 3:00pm PST, Mar 16, 2019 3:00pm PDT, Jun 15, 2019 3:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity

Funding uses: Education / Outreach

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

Voya Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life in communities where Voya Financial operates and its employees and customers live. Voya Foundation provides grants and establishes signature partnerships under the umbrella of Financial Resilience: ensuring that youth are equipped with the STEM expertise necessary to compete in the 21st century workforce and the financial literacy skills necessary to make smart financial decisions that lead to a secure retirement.

Voya Foundation supports the following:

  • 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide unique programming and/or community outreach initiatives directed toward our primary areas of focus
  • Strategic partnership opportunities aligned with our commitment to K-8 STEM education and K-12 STEM teacher training, and grade 9-12 financial literacy focusing on life’s financial milestones

Giving Priorities

Voya Foundation grants are focused on Financial Resilience. We work to ensure that youth are equipped with the STEM expertise and financial knowledge necessary to compete in the 21st century workforce and make smart financial decisions that lead to a secure retirement. 

We accomplish this by accepting year-round grant applications from organizations that: 

  • Provide innovative and experiential K-8 STEM learning opportunities to promote an early interest in STEM career fields, and improve teachers’ capabilities in STEM; or 
  • Provide financial education curriculum to grade 9-12 students focused on navigating major financial milestones including student debt, credit, home ownership, financial products and services/financial capability, and family needs.

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

Eligibility:

  • Nonprofit Eligibility Guidelines
    • Must be an organization recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt under 501(c)(3) or 509(a)(1, 2 or 3) of the Internal Revenue Code or as an instrumentality of a federal, state or local government as provided by Section 170(c)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code.
    • May be a program, subject to compliance pre-clearance (PARC/Pay-to-Play Considerations), that operates under a religious organization or house of worship’s employer identification number (EIN) provided it does not discriminate on the basis of faith.
    • May be an organization with an advocacy wing that performs services for the greater good (subject to preclearance with External Affairs and Corporate Communications from a reputational perspective).
    • May be an international organization if it has a U.S. location and is a 501(c)(3) organization.

Ineligibility:

  • Nonprofit is not an affiliate of a national organization with a Voya Foundation partnership, except in case of special circumstances.
  • Ineligible Organizations or Activities
    • Any organization that discriminates on the basis of faith, gender, creed, race, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, in terms of participation in programs, employment, or benefits of employment.
    • Alumni associations/organizations.
    • Greek-letter/professional honor societies.
    • Salvation Army.
    • Political, legislative and/or lobbying causes.
    • Private foundations.
    • Community foundations.
    • Scholarships to individuals/limited beneficiaries/based on discriminatory criteria.
    • Youth and adult athletic leagues, teams and sporting events.
    • Employee donor-advised accounts, family funds/charities or other funds where an employee can redirect future disbursements.
    • Employee match of tuition to any private or public educational institution (e.g., elementary, secondary, technical/vocational, university/college).
    • Capital and/or endowment campaigns or building funds.
    • Dues or subscription fees.
    • Certain educational organizations that:
      • Discriminate on the basis of faith, gender, creed, race, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
      • Are not accredited by a nationally recognized accreditation body.
      • Are seminaries or theological schools that require students’ participation in a particular faith-based curriculum.
      • Are evangelical organizations.
    • Participants may not receive goods, services or benefits in return for their own or Voya Foundation’s donations.