Anderson-Rogers Foundation: Grants for Girls and Women

OVERVIEW: The Anderson-Rogers Foundation supports girls and women’s organizations focused on sexual and reproductive healthcare and rights.

IP TAKE: This funder gives grantmaking preference to smaller, local and grassroots organizations.

PROFILE: The descendants of John and Sallie Haynes Anderson and Bertha Harper Rogers founded the Anderson-Rogers Foundation in 2001. Porter W. Anderson provided the initial endowment. Anderson was the co-inventor of a bacterial meningitis vaccine. The foundation supports “[o]rganizations that address a variety of social and environmental needs” and funds work that supports reproductive health and abortion rights, access to contraception and sex education, reducing teen pregnancy, environmental education and activism, environmentally sound agricultural practices and food systems and the promotion of humanist values and separation of church and state.

The Anderson-Rogers Foundation does not have a grantmaking program specifically dedicated to women’s and girls’ causes; however, the foundation’s other giving priorities indicate an interest in such programs as stated above.

Grant amounts typically range from $1,000 to $25,000. Past grantees in this space include Emergency Medical Assistance, which received funding for its healthcare and reproductive rights programs for women in need; and the National Network of Abortion Funds, which received a grant for its work promoting access to abortion in the U.S. south. To learn more about types of organizations Anderson-Rogers supports, examine its latest IRS documents.

The Anderson-Rogers Foundation accepts unsolicited letters of inquiry. Submission must be no more than two pages. The foundation warns potential grantseekers that this “[p]re-application letter is not an optional step.” Organizations must complete this process for funding consideration.

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