PROFILE: The Oath Foundation seeks organizations that are empowering tomorrow’s world leaders and increasing access to education and technology in underserved populations.
IP TAKE: Oath emphasizes diversity across its grantmaking
PROFILE: Formerly known as the AOL Charitable Foundation, the Oath Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the telecommunications company Oath. While the name Oath may not be familiar to some, its brands such as tumblr, HuffPost, and TechCrunch. The Oath Foundation seeks to “improve the lives of women, girls, and underserved youth worldwide,” by increasing access to education and technology, building the next generation of leaders, and fostering creativity and innovation.
Based on the AOL Foundation’s tax filings however, grants can range in amount from $10,000 to $125,000. According to the foundation’s webpage, Girls Who Code, the UN Foundation’s Girl Up program, and the Girls’ Network are past grantees. Click here to view a short list of Oath’s current grantees.
The foundation’s website does not offer much information for grantseekers. It makes sense that Oath follows a similar grantmaking protocol as it had while it was the AOL Foundation in that it does not accept unsolicited letters of inquiry of grant applications.
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