Over the life of the Foundation, the Directors have developed trusted working relationships with grantees. The George Family Foundation prefers sustained engagement with grantees but remains open to a limited number of new possibilities. In general the Foundation will be proactive and highly selective in seeking new funding partnerships. The George Family Foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals.

We encourage you to look at the information in the “Our Primary Focus Areas” and “Learn About Us” website sections.  This may help you to better determine whether your organization’s work fits with the interests and funding directions of the Foundation.

The Foundation has a Letter of Inquiry Process that applicants must follow.

Requirements for submitting a Letter of Inquiry.

  • The George Family Foundation gives to U.S. based IRS-designated 501 (c)(3) organizations, public universities or colleges or a unit of government.
  • We do not give grants to the following:
    • Grants, loans or reimbursements to individuals or businesses
    • Endowment Campaigns
    • Capital Campaigns
    • Debt Retirement or to cover operating losses
    • Fraternal or veteran organizations
    • Local Fundraising events or sponsorships
    • Courtesy, goodwill or public service advertisements
    • Support for school athletic programs
    • Disease-specific organizations
    • Political or Lobbying causes
    • Re-granting
  • Your organization or program/project must work to achieve one or more of the following objectives:
    • Support integrative health and healing by promoting integrated approaches to health and healing that advance an integrated, patient-centered approach to health, healing and wellbeing.
    • Support the development authentic values-based leaders.
    • Support community programs that have nurtured the George family members. 

If you do meet the above requirements, please send your LOI to Robin Barker at robin@georgefamilyfoundation.org. We review LOIs every few weeks. You will receive an email letting you know if you are eligible to submit a grant proposal or a denial.