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Many private organizations and foundations support academic research and public service projects.

Private Organizations that Fund Academic Research

Organization NameWhat They Fund
Mellon (Andrew W.) FoundationScholarship in the humanities, arts and cultural heritage, and scholarship in other countries.
Gates (Bill and Melinda) FoundationProjects to improve global health and development (especially preventing disease in children and empowering women and girls), and education of underprivileged US students.
Packard FoundationProjects to improve the lives of children, families and communities, and restore and protect the environment. International work permitted.
Ford FoundationProjects that challenge inequality, including civil engagement and government, free expression and creativity, equitable development, inclusive economies and gender, racial and ethnic justice, internet freedom and youth opportunity and learning.
Johnson (Robert Wood) FoundationResearch on education and improvement of its practice. Includes Small Research Grants, Lyle Spencer Research Award, Strategic Initiatives, Research-Practice Partnership Grants, and Midcareer grants
Kellogg (William K.) FoundationProjects to help people build measurably better lives, including improving education, protecting the environment, and addressing global development and population.
Sage (Russell) FoundationPrograms of social science research in the areas of (i) Behavioral Economics, (ii) Future of Work, (iii) Race, Ethnicity and Immigration, (iv) Social, Political and Economic Inequality, and (v) Immigration and Immigrant Integration.
Grant (William T.) FoundationBasic scientific research in select areas of cutting-edge research including chemistry; economic institutions; behavior and performance; energy and environment; outsourcing; digital sky project; and working longer.
Open Society FoundationsProjects that promote tolerance, transparency, and open debate. Also supports strategic human rights litigation and impact investing, while incubating new ideas and engaging directly with governments and policymakers through advocacy to advance positive change. International projects supported.
Conservation, Food and Health FoundationProjects that protect natural resources, improve the production and distribution of food, and promote public health in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the Middle East.  Projects that build the capacity of organizations and coalitions through research that improves the learning and generation of local solutions to complex problems.
Beckman FoundationBasic research in chemistry, biochemistry and medicine. Includes Beckman Young Investigators, Beckman Scholars, Beckman-Argyros Award in Vision Research, Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows. Applications are handled through a limited competition process at UW-Madison.
Bader PhilanthropiesSupports work in Milwaukee, greater Wisconsin, and to a limited degree beyond. Funds research and projects in community building, employment, Alzheimer’s and healthy aging, social equity, the arts, and youth development. Submit a brief LOI, full proposal submission by invitation only.
Casey (Annie E.) FoundationResearch and projects that address the needs of kids in the US facing the greatest challenges in the areas of child welfare (Foster Care), community change (Community Development), economic opportunity (Employment, Education and Training), and juvenile justice.
Joyce FoundationFunds projects that advance racial equity and economic mobility for the next generation in the Great Lakes region (IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, WI), in the areas of culture, democracy, education & economic mobility, environment, and gun violence prevention & justice reform.
Mott (Charles Stewart) FoundationFunds projects in four major program areas: Civil Society (US and international), Education (US only) Environment (Great Lakes and limited international projects), Flint, MI Area.
Lefkofsky Family FoundationPrincipal giving interests are focused on four program areas: Education, Human Rights, Medical Research, and Arts & Culture. The Foundation accepts proposals by invitation only.
Council on Library and Information Resources
Funds projects that digitize rare and unique content in collecting institutions.




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