Adobe Foundation: Grants for Girls and Women

OVERVIEW: The Adobe Foundation awards grants to support women’s economic empowerment and economic security projects.

IP TAKE: This corporate funder awards grants to support specific projects as well as general operating costs.

PROFILE: Established in 2007, the Adobe Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Adobe Systems Incorporated. The foundation “seeks to leverage human, technological, and financial resources to drive social change,” while also improving the communities in which Adobe has an operational presence. The foundation invests in arts and culture, education, food security, housing, human services, and community development.

The foundation’s webpage does not offer much information regarding women and girls-related grantmaking interestes; however, its tax filings reveal that an emphasis on technologically based economic security projects and programs focused on girls and women. Past grantees include the Center for Women and Children in Crisis and Doorways for Women and Families, which received a grant for general operating support.

Grant amounts typically range from $5,000 to $150,000 range. The foundation also awards a few larger grants in the $200,000 to $350,000 range.

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

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