Kate Spade & Company Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Kate Spade and Company Foundation supports a diverse set of disease-related organizations across the country.

IP TAKE: This funder tends to focus its women and girls related grantmaking on larger national organizations rather than local and community groups. This funder awards grants for general operating support, specific projects, direct services, public policy, public awareness, and infrastructure. This foundation awards grants for capital needs on occasion.

PROFILE: The Kate Spade & Company Foundation is the philanthropic arm of the lifestyle and luxury brand company Kate Spade. The foundation is “committed to providing women with access to the training, tools and access necessary to achieve economic independence,” by “supporting multi-dimensional programs that transition women from underserved communities into successful individuals that inspire the people around them.” The foundation invests in three areas: women in entrepreneurship, women in technology, and women in the arts. While combatting diseases is not one of the foundation’s main areas of grantmaking interest, it supports a number of disease related organizations across the country.

The foundation prioritizes organizations located in New York City’s five boroughs, Hudson County, and New Jersey; however, this funder awards a number of grants to organizations located outside of its geographic priority region. For example, past grantess include the Maryland-based Sarcoma Foundation of America and the Pennsylvania-based American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic.

Kate Spade & Company grants vary widely in amount and can range anywhere from $25 to over $150,000. The majority of grants range from $1,000 to $10,000. To learn more about select grantees, explore its featured grants listing. The foundation awards grants for general operating support, specific projects, direct services, public policy, public awareness, and infrastructure.

The foundation accepts unsolicited grant applications from February 1 to March 1. Grantees must submit their applications to foundation@katespade.com.

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