Since its founding, the Foundation has developed trusted working relationships with grantees, building sustained engagement. While we are open to a limited number of new possibilities, we do not accept unsolicited proposals. We are proactive and highly selective in seeking new funding partnerships.

Are you eligible?

We make grants that support these focus areas: Integrative Health and Healing, Authentic Leadership, Spirituality and Mindfulness, Youth Development, and Environment. Community is another focus area, which is not open to the letter of inquiry (LOI) process.  To determine whether your organization’s work fits with the interests and funding directions of the Foundation, please click here to learn about our Focus Areas

The George Family Foundation focuses on single- and multi-year programmatic grants, but does not make capital or endowment gifts. We focus geographically on Minnesota-based organizations and other communities important to the George family. (Currently these are Minneapolis/St. Paul, the Vail Valley, and the San Francisco Bay Area.)

The George Family Foundation will not support the following: 

  • Capital (bricks and mortar) or endowment campaigns
  • Grants directly to individuals
  • Organizations and/or programs without a U.S. non-profit tax status
  • Organizations with a 501(c)(4) tax status

Interested in applying for a grant?

Take the first step and learn more about our Focus Areas

If you are inquiring about the George Family Foundation Catalyst Initiative, visit their website here