The mission of the Goggio Family Foundation is to transform lives and strengthen communities by fostering innovation, creating knowledge, and promoting social progress. The foundation awards grants in three program areas:
• Community development and social change promoting social progress and sustainable economic development through advances in science, health, arts, and technology. The foundation seeks ways to support leadership development, community empowerment, and economic development, with a priority to serve the needs of low-income and disadvantaged individuals and communities.
• Environmental preservation supporting technology innovation, education, and action around issues of energy and climate change, as well as strategies for the protection, restoration, and sustainable management of ecosystems. The foundation has a special interest in promoting consensus-building among government, business, and nongovernmental organizations aimed at improving environmental policies.
• Education encouraging the attainment of knowledge and skills, and the practice of responsible citizenship, through access to learning opportunities. The foundation supports innovative programs to develop leadership skills, provide support to at-risk or disenfranchised youth, and support programs that promote academic excellence, artistic expression, and critical thinking.
Eligible applicants are nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. Historically, grants have been awarded on an international basis, with some emphasis on California. The foundation typically funds small or new nonprofits with innovative approaches to solve social problems. The first step in the application process is submission of a 500-word online Letter of Interest. Full proposals, if invited, must be submitted by email.
Eligibility: Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Award: Awards range from $1,000 to $20,000, with most awards less than $5,000.
Deadline: Letters of Interest are accepted year-round but must be received by June 1 to be considered for funding issued by the end of the calendar year. Full applications, if invited, are due September 1, annually.
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