Paul M. Angell Family Foundation: Grants for Early Childhood Education

OVERVIEW: The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation supports early childhood education organizations that emphasize early interventions for children living in low-income and impoverished communities.

IP TAKE: This funder offers both general operating and project specific grants.

PROFILE: Established in 2011, the Paul M. Angell Family Foundation honors the memory of its namesake Paul Angell.  The foundation seeks to “advance society through the performing arts, conservation of the world’s oceans, and alleviation of poverty.”  Angell supports programs in conservation, performing arts, and social causes.

Angell’s Social Causes program supports a wide variety of activities, which include lectures, demonstrations, workshops, guided tours, exhibitions, and the distribution of printed and online materials. The program ultimately seeks to “address the root causes of poverty and inequality, particularly in urban areas” and offers support to early childhood education projects.To learn about Angell’s early childhood education grantees, explore its searchable grants database.

Paul M. Angell Family foundation grants range between $25,000 to $50,000. In general, the foundation geographically restricts its grantmaking to the Chicago, the Mid-Atlantic region, and the Cleveland, Ohio. It’s education-related grants prioritizes organizations in the Chicago region.

Eligible organizations may apply through the foundation’s online application system. Angell accepts letters of inquiry in mid-October and mid-March with grant decisions made in late May and late November, respectively.


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