Capital One Foundation: Grants for Early Childhood Education

OVERVIEW: The Capital One Foundation’s early childhood education grants largely focus on increasing young children’s access to quality education. 

IP TAKE: This funder typically awards project specific grants rather than those to support general operating costs.

PROFILE: The Capital One Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Capital One, a financial services company founded by Richard Fairbank in 1988. The foundation’s areas of grantmaking focus include education, financial literacy, and community development projects and initiatives.

Capital One supports local and national organizations in its priority grantmaking areas. The foundation also partners with local nonprofits “with missions that complement,” its grantmaking priorities. In the education field, the foundation seeks to support day care/early childhood education facilities, as well as literacy, after-school, and college access programs.

Grant amounts can range anywhere from $10,000 to over $6 million. Most Capital One Foundation grants range from $10,000 to $200,000. Grantseekers should note that while the foundation supports national initiatives in the United States, it gives grantmaking priority to the states of Louisiana, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia, and Washington D.C.

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


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