National Funders

NATIONAL MAP 2

G.A.F. Foundation

The G.A.F. Foundation is based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Regions: The G.A.F. Foundation makes grants to organizations across the United States. The Foundation has supported grants in partially rural Merced County, California; rural Hillsdale County, Michigan; and rural Emmet County, Michigan.

Issues Supported: The G.A.F Foundation addresses issues related to mental health care, family services, and education.

Grant Process and Application: The Foundation generally does not accept unsolicited grant proposals. For more information, contact the Foundation by phone at 480-451-0087.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2018, the G.A.F. Foundation provided grants in the amount of $71,750.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Harbor Hall is a grantee located in Petoskey, Michigan, in rural Emmet County. Harbor Hall provides transitional living and offers a sober living environment and support groups.

Hanley Family Foundation

The Hanley Family Foundation is based in Atlanta, Georgia, and was originally established in Florida in 1986. The Foundation was established by John W. Hanley, Sr., and Mary Jane Hanley, with contributions from the United Way of Palm Beach County and the United Way of America.

Regions: The Foundation funds projects across the United States, serving both rural and non-rural areas.

Issues Supported: The Hanley Family Foundation exclusively supports projects that address substance abuse and chemical dependency, with a specific focus on treatment programs.

Grant Process and Application: There are two funding cycles per year. The letter of intent deadline for the first cycle is in July and the letter of intent deadline for the second cycle is in September. Find out more about the grant application process on the Foundation website.

Grant-Making Per Year: In FY 2020, the Hanley Family Foundation provided grants in the amount of $459,500.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The Renewal House in Nashville is a grantee of the Hanley Family Foundation that offers a variety of services for individuals struggling with substance use disorder. The Renewal House offers recovery housing for women in the later stages of recovery.

National Christian Foundation

The National Christian Foundation was established in 1982 and is headquartered in Alpharetta, Georgia. The Foundation’s mission is to support Christian-based organizations that serve Christian communities across the country.

Regions: The National Christian Foundation’s grant-making serves all states. Examples of rural counties served include Watauga County, North Carolina; Teton County, Wyoming; and Burnet County, Texas.

Issues Supported: The Foundation’s grant-making supports Christianity, education, family services, shelter and residential care, and youth development.

Grant Process and Application: For information about the grant application process, contact the Foundation.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2019, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $1.1 billion.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: The Open Door Recovery House is a grantee based in Marble Falls, Texas, in rural Burnet County. The Open Door Recovery House provides sober living services in a Christian environment for women struggling with substance abuse.

Newman’s Own Foundation

Newman’s Own Foundation was established by Paul Newman in 2005 with funds garnered through Newman’s Own food products. The Newman’s Own Foundation strives to give to causes that improve quality of life and well-being for communities.

Regions: The Newman’s Own Foundation funds projects across the United States, including both rural and non-rural areas.

Issues Supported: The Foundation’s focus areas include supporting philanthropy, children, disadvantaged populations, and nutrition. The top three areas receiving the most grant dollars are health, human services, and community and economic development.

Grant Process and Application: Grant applications are offered by invitation.

Grant-Making Per Year: In FY 2020, Newman’s Own Foundation provided grants in the amount of $20.8 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Santa Cruz Clean and Sober Homes is a grantee based in Santa Cruz, California, that offers supportive housing for individuals struggling with substance abuse.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was established in 1968 and is based in Princeton, New Jersey. The Foundation’s mission is to support health systems and healthy communities across the United States.

Regions: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is a national funder, supporting both rural and non-rural areas.

Issues Supported: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation funds programs and organizations across the country that are engaging in work that improves both health care and social determinants of health. Major

areas of focus include health care access, rural health, and substance abuse.

Grant Process and Application:

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation accepts proposals that align with its funding interests. Find out more about funding opportunities and the grant-making process by visiting the Foundation’s website.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2019, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation provided grants in the amount of $434.5 million to organizations across the country.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Sitka Counseling and Prevention Services is a group in Sitka, Alaska, that provides both outpatient and residential services. The residential program provides a therapeutic housing environment, allowing clients to be independent and develop life skills while maintaining sobriety.

Veterans United Foundation

The Veterans United Foundation was established in 2011 by Veterans United Home Loans employees, with the mission to give back to Veterans and military members that served our country. Veterans United Foundation is based in Columbia, Missouri.

Regions: The Veterans United Foundation serves all states.

Issues Supported: Areas of focus include military family and veteran support, health, human services, mental health care, and youth development.

Grant Process and Application: Contact the Veterans United Foundation to find out about the grant application process.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2020, the Veterans United Foundation provided grants in the amount of $13 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: Total Recovery Substance Abuse Program is a grantee located in Boonville, Missouri, in rural Cooper County. Total Recovery offers a faith-based environment for women recovering from substance use disorder.

Willard E. Smucker Foundation

The Willard E. Smucker Foundation is the giving branch of the JM Smucker Company, which is known for its food products and pet food. The Willard E. Smucker Foundation was established in 1968 and is based in Orrville, Ohio.

Regions: The Willard E. Smucker Foundation funds projects in several states, with a primary focus on Arizona, California, Ohio, and Massachusetts.

Issues Supported: The Willard E. Smucker Foundation supports organizations addressing health needs, education, and arts and culture.

Grant Process and Application: The Foundation generally gives to pre-selected organizations.

Grant-Making Per Year: In 2019, the Foundation provided grants in the amount of $1.1 million.

Recovery and Supportive Housing Grantee Example: OneEighty, INC, is a grantee based in Wooster, Ohio, in rural Wayne County. OneEighty provides supportive housing and transitional services to individuals struggling with substance abuse.

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