George Family Foundation: Grants for Girls and Women

OVERVIEW: The George Family Foundation’s grantmaking program related to girls and women is still in the developmental stages.

IP TAKE: Early grants indicate that a funding interest on overall women’s rights and empowerment, leadership, and anti-sex trafficking causes.

PROFILE: Founded in 1994, the George Family Foundation was created by Penny and Bill George. The Minneapolis-based foundation seeks to “foster wholeness in mind, body, spirit, and community by developing authentic leaders and supporting transformative programs serving the common good.” The George Family Foundation invests in the communities in which they live and visit through its focus areas, which include integrative health and healing, authentic leadership, spirituality and mindfulness, youth development the environment, and community.

The foundation’s women and girls-related grantmaking strategy is an emerging area and currently under development; however, its exploratory stages indicate human trafficking, indigenous women, and maternal and infant health as possible areas of grantmaking focus.

Foundation-wide, grants typically range from $10,000 to around $50,000. For a broad sense of the types of organizations in which the George Foundation invests, explore its list of current grantees.

The foundation is currently accepting unsolicited letters of inquiry for its integrative health and healing and environment programs. While the remaining programs are not currently accepting unsolicited grant applications, this is subject to change and grantseekers should consult the foundation’s website to stay abreast of any changes.

The George Family Foundation does not accept unsolicited applications for its women and girls grantmaking.


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