Mize Family Foundation: Grants for Girls and Women

OVERVIEW: The Mize Family Foundation awards grants to organizations promoting global environmental justice, social justice, and gender equality.

IP TAKE: This funder currently offers single-year grants and does not accept requests for multi-year funding.

PROFILE: Established in 2010 and based in Seattle, Washington, the Mize Family Foundation “[s]upports organizations that promote global environmental justice and a diverse environmental movement, building a sense of urgency around the impacts of climate change on human and wildlife communities.” The foundation supports nonprofits working in the key areas of supporting emerging leaders, climate justice, and ecosystem health.

The foundation’s emerging leaders grantmaking focuses on empowering young people, women, and grassroots organizers to advocate for effective and sustainable solutions to the “[d]evastating impacts of climate change.”

Grants typically range from $15,000 to $20,000. Past Mize Family
Foundation grantees related to girls and women include Global Press Institute, an organization using journalism as a tool to empower women in developing countries; and the Na’Ah Illahee Fund, which received funding for its capacity building work of Native woman-led organizations in the Northwestern United States. To learn more about the organizations receiving Mize Family Foundation support, explore its grantees webpage.

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


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