Samuel Rubin Foundation: Grants for Girls and Women

OVERVIEW: The Samuel Rubin Foundation supports women’s rights and gender equality nonprofit organizations working in the United States and abroad.

IP TAKE: This funder awards both project specific and general operating support grants.

PROFILE: Samuel Rubin established the Samuel Rubin Foundation in 1949 to “[f]urther his vision of a world dedicated to peace and justice,” and remains “[d]edicated to the pursuit of peace and justice and the search for an equitable reallocation of the world’s resources.” The foundation does not have specific grantmaking programs; however, its social justice objectives and past grantmaking demonstrate strong support for gender equality causes.

The majority of Rubin Foundation grants are between $5,000 and $10,000. In the past, the foundation has awarded grants to nonprofits such Alliance for Global Justice, which received support for its Coalition of Women for Peace; and the 888 Women’s History Project, which received funding for the film festival expenses related to its  “Left on Pearl” documentary. To learn more about the types of nonprofit organizations the Rubin Foundation supports, explore its grantees lists.

The foundation does not impose geographic restrictions on its grantmaking, though nonprofits based outside of the United States must have a U.S. based sponsor with tax-exempt status to qualify for a Rubin Foundation grant.

The Samuel Rubin Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and does not require grantseekers to submit letters of inquiry prior to application submission. Deadlines for application submissions are generally around the beginning of January, May, and September. Deadlines are subject to change.


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