Capital One Foundation: Grants for Disasters and Refugees

OVERVIEW: The Capital One Foundation’s disaster grantmaking focuses on natural disaster relief efforts in the United States and abroad.

IP TAKE: This funder tends to support larger national and international disaster relief organizations.

PROFILE: The Capital One Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Capital One, a financial services company founded by Richard Fairbank in 1988. The foundation funds both local and national organizations; however, it’s disaster aid funds organizations abroad as well. The foundation’s areas of grantmaking focus include education, financial literacy, and community development projects and initiatives.

Capital One takes a broad approach to disaster relief aid. It invest in disaster relief both nationally and internationally. In the past, the foundation has supported relief efforts related to the earthquakes in China, cyclones in Myanmar, and hurricanes in the United States. Click here to learn more about Capital One’s grantees in this space.

Grant amounts can range anywhere from $10,000 to over $6 million; however most Capital One Foundation grants range from $10,000 to $200,000. In general, the foundation offers grants to organizations working in regions of the world stricken by natural disasters no matter the location. Grantseekers should note that while the foundation supports national initiatives in the United States, it prioritizes grantmaking in Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia, and Washington D.C. However, given the unpredictable nature of natural disasters, the foundation supports relief organizations beyond its geographic priority areas.

The Capital One Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

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