Capital One Foundation: Grants for College Readiness

OVERVIEW: The Capital One Foundation invests in skills for the 21st century, financial well-being, small business development, affordable housing and community initiatives in locations served by its parent banking company.

IP TAKE: Capital One supports college readiness through its skills for the 21st century program, which prioritizes STEM education and careers in technology for women. This funder does not accept unsolicited proposals.

PROFILE: The Capital One Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Capital One, a financial services company founded by Richard Fairbank in 1988. It is based in McLean, Virginia. The foundation’s priorities are “empowering individuals and families through financial literacy, helping individuals bridge the digital skills gap and showing small businesses how to harness technology to grow and compete.” Its specific funding areas are skills for the 21st century, financial well-being, small business development, affordable housing and community initiatives.

The Capital One Foundation supports college readiness through its skills for the 21st century program, Future Edge. It has prioritized STEM education and the achievement of women in STEM disciplines. One past grantee, Year Up, supports young adults in their pursuit of professional careers and high education. Capital One has also partnered with AngelHack to organize Tech Demo Days for women in cities across the U.S.

Capital One grants range from $10,000 to over $6 million, with most grants falling in the range of $10,000 to $200,000. Areas served by Capital One banking interests are prioritized.

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

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