OVERVIEW: The Edward W. Hazen Foundation’s grants focus on how structural oppression and social inequality impact young people.
IP TAKE: This funder supports grassroots and community-based organizations working within its areas of funding interest.
PROFILE: Established in 1925, the Edward W. Hazen Foundation is “[c]omitted to supporting organization and leadership of young people and communities of color in dismantling structural inequity based on race and class.” Areas of grantmaking focus include public education, youth development, and youth organizing. Specific funding interests include legitimizing racial justice as a framework in education reform and youth development policies, immigration, juvenile justice, and LGBTQ rights.
Hazen Foundation grants are modest, often ranging from $500 to $3,000. Past LGBTQ grantees include FIERCE, which received support for its work addressing issues that affect LGBTQ youth of color; and Youth Organizing Institute, which received a grant to support multiple programs, including creating positive school environments for LGBTQ youth. To learn more about the types of organizations Hazen supports and at what level, explore its searchable grants database.
Hazen awards one, two and three year grants. The foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.
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