Gupta Family Foundation: Grants for Girls and Women

OVERVIEW: The Gupta Family Foundation supports women’s empowerment organizations in the United States and abroad.

IP TAKE: This funder does not award many grants each year. Grants generally fund specific projects rather than general operating costs.

PROFILE: Established in 2001, the Gupta Family Foundation seeks organizations that “[p]rovide focused intervention in the lives of individuals disadvantaged by poverty, disability, or discrimination—with the goal of helping them become self-sufficient.” Formerly known as the Apex Foundation, the Gupta Family Foundation does not designate specific areas of grantmaking focus. According to tax filings, the foundation broadly focuses its grantmaking on matters such as helping people with disabilities, access to education, women’s empowerment, disaster relief and global development.

Gupta Foundation grant amounts can reach as high as $1 million; however, the majority of grants fall in the $5,000 to $20,000 range. Women’s organizations grantees include the Rotary Midtown Charitable Trust, which received funding for its vocational training program for women; and Together We Bake, which received support for its work empowering women to “[b]ecome role models and change agents in their community through workforce training.”

The Gupta Family Foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications and requests for funding from July 1 to September 30 and notifies approved grantees on March 31. Organizations located outside of the United States are eligible to apply for a grant; however, they must submit a grantee affidavit form along with their applications.

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