MAXIMUS Foundation: Grants for Girls and Women

OVERVIEW: The MAXIMUS Foundation focuses its grants to women’s and girls’ organizations on at-risk populations, domestic violence and empowerment.

IP TAKE: This corporate funder awards grants for a period of one year and does not award multi-year grants. The foundation awards grants to support general operating costs, as well as, specific projects and programs.

PROFILE: MAXIMUS is a U.S. based company providing health and human services programs around the world by collaborating with state, federal and local governments. The board of directors established the MAXIMUS Foundation in 2000 with a “[c]ommitment in helping disadvantaged populations and underserved communities.” The foundation seeks organizations that “[p]romote personal growth and self-sufficiency through improved health, augmented child and family development and community development.” Current grantmaking programs include youth and child development, community development and health care.

The foundation does not have a grantmaking program specifically dedicated to causes related to girls and women; however, according to annual reports, MAXIMUS has a history of support such organizations, often focusing on domestic violence and women’s empowerment. Its grantmaking in this area remains broad, which invites further potential grantmaking to benefit women and girls.

MAXIMUS Foundation grants are modest in amount, often ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Women’s organizations receiving past support from MAXIMUS include the Women’s Prison Association, which was awarded a grant for its work helping women involved in the criminal justice system; and Cool Girls, which received funding for its work empowering at-risk girls in Atlanta, Georgia. To learn more about the types of organizations the foundation supports, examine its grants recipients page.

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

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