Dr. Scholl Foundation: Grants for Crime and Violence

OVERVIEW: The Dr. Scholl Foundation supports anti-crime and violence organizations around the country; however, organizations that are grantmaking entities themselves are not eligible for a Dr. Scholl Foundation grant.

IP TAKE: This funder does not consider grant applications from organizations that have fewer than three years of financial activity. Dr. Scholl does not award a large number of crime and violence grants each year. 

PROFILE: Dr. William M. Scholl founded the Dr. Scholl Foundation in 1947, a private and independent foundation. Based in Northbrook, Illinois, the foundation aims to provide “[a]ssistance to organizations committed to improving our world” and focuses its grantmaking on education, social service, healthcare, civic life and culture, and the environment.

The foundation does not designate specific areas of funding interest for any of its grantmaking priorities; however, tax filings indicate that the foundation broadly supports local anti-crime and nonviolence organizations around the United States. The foundation is most likely to such grants through its social services program. Past grantees in this space include the International Center for Religion and Diplomacy, which received funding for its work developing strategies to counter Jihadi Salafism; and CASA of Kane County, which received a grant for its work supporting abused and neglected children.

Grant amounts typically range from $5,000 to $30,000. The foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding between October 1 and March 1 of each calendar year.


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