• The foundation is unable to accept general inquiries at this time. Inquiries sent directly via email will not receive a response due to the overwhelming number of introductions we receive.
  • The JEM Project will invite a limited number of selected, returning nonprofit partners to apply for a grant in the spring or fall cycle.
  • Because of the large volume of emails we receive, we are unable to individually respond to introductory messages and grant inquiries.

We are a grant-making foundation that aims to increase impact in projects that focus on child welfare, animal welfare, women’s empowerment, and/or environmental sustainability.

Grant recipients must be a registered 501c3 in operation for a minimum of at least three years, with offices and projects in the US.

To help us understand your funding needs, the strongest inquiries will include a brief overview of the specific project, budget, timeline, and funding gap request.

Grants MAY NOT be used for the following:

  • Capital campaigns with the exception of capital needs that significantly and measurably improve program effectiveness and impact.
  • General operating (overhead and other administrative costs are acceptable as they relate to the program and project for which funding is being requested).
  • Endowment.
  • Re-granting to other organizations or individuals.
  • Lobbying – IRS-defined lobbying activities are prohibited by federal law.
  • Partisan research and analysis, and non-permissible policy-related activities.

We value projects that increase impact and provide lasting change – projects must have a start and finish, set budget, and measurable results. We are also interested in:

  • small projects, (because they are often seeds of change); 
  • projects that are built on collaboration with others; 
  • projects that draw diverse people together (building new relationships); 
  • and projects that evoke simplicity and self-giving generosity.