Einhorn Family Charitable Trust: Grants for Higher Education

OVERVIEW: The Einhorn Family Charitable Trust seeks organizations with the ability to make meaningful and measurable progress over time.

IP TAKE: This funder builds strong relationships with its partners by working collaboratively with its grantees.

PROFILE: The Einhorn Family Charitable Trust (EFCT) in 2002 with the goal of “[h]elping people get along better,” and bringing people from different backgrounds together “[w]ith openness and kindness to solve our nation’s most difficult social problems.” Primary areas of grantmaking programs include Parenting and Early Childhood, K-12 Education, Campus and Community.

Einhorn’s higher education grantmaking supports organizations addressing “[c]hallenges within and beyond the campus experience.” EFCT awards grants to organizations working on college campuses, as well as directly to colleges and universities. For example, Campus Compact received funding from for its work at over 1,000 colleges and universities, as did Cornell University, which has received multiple grants from EFCT, one of which went toward Cornell Hillel and its annual fund for arts and sciences. To get a broader sense of the types of organizations EFCT supports, explore its partners page.

It is not unusual for EFCTs to award multi-million grants; however, most grants fall in the $100,000 to $500,000 range. EFCT does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.

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