Prospect Hill Foundation: Grants for Girls and Women

OVERVIEW: The Prospect Hill Foundation’s current grantmaking related to girls and women focuses on reproductive health and justice.

IP TAKE: Grantseekers should note that this funder is undergoing a slow phase-out of its current grantmaking to focus on justice work. This phase-out is expected to last at least two years. The foundation plans to include gender-based oppression in its new program.

PROFILE: Elizabeth and William Beinecke established the Prospect Hill Foundation in 1959. In 1983, the foundation merged with the Frederick W. Beinecke Fund. Prospect Hill aims to “[a]dvance the human experience while ensuring the well-being of the earth.” Grant programs include the Environment, Nuclear Disarmament & Nonproliferation, Reproductive Health & Justice and Youth Justice.

Prospect Hill’s Reproductive Health & Justice program seeks to ensure that “[a]ll women have access to the full range of quality reproductive and sexual health services.”

The foundation’s grants typically range from $15,000 to $40,000. Past grants in this space include the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, which received a grant to support its general operating costs; and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, which also received a grant to support its general operating costs. To learn more about the types girls and women’s organizations Prospect Hill supports and at what level, explore its recent grants list.

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

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