Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas Foundation: Grants for Women and Girls

OVERVIEW: The Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas Foundation supports women’s causes around the country with a focus on women’s health, education and well-being.

IP TAKE: This funder generally awards grant to support specific women’s projects and programs rather than general operating costs.

PROFILE: The Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas Foundation was established in 2001 to “[p]rovide funding for projects and activities benefiting women and children’s health, education and welfare.” Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas’s family established the foundation in honor of Lauren, who was a victim of the terrorist attack on United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. The foundation does not operate a formal staff and its Board is comprised solely of volunteers.

While the foundation does not have a dedicated program to benefit women, it prioritizes women’s university scholarships. Grants can range anywhere from $5,00 to $265,000 foundation-wide; however, the Catuzzi Grandcolas Foundation is small family funder and typically awards modest grants ranging from $500 to $2,000. Women’s organizations and programs receiving past support from the foundation include the Houston Area Women’s Center, which received a grant to support its programs helping abused women and children; and Marin General Hospital, which received funding to support the costs of a birthing room. To learn more about select grantees, examine the foundation’s brief grants listing.

The Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

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