Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas Foundation: Grants for Higher Education

OVERVIEW: The Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas Foundation’s higher education grants typically focus on women’s scholarships.  

IP TAKE: This funder generally awards grant to support specific women’s projects and programs rather than general operating costs.

PROFILE: The Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas Foundation was established in 2001 to “[p]rovide funding for projects and activities benefiting women and children’s health, education and welfare.” Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas’s family established the foundation in honor of Lauren, who was a victim of the terrorist attack on United Airlines Flight 93 on September 11, 2001. The foundation does not operate a formal staff and its Board is comprised solely of volunteers.

While the foundation dedicates funding to higher education, it does not name grantmaking strategies here. It prefers to fund related projects broadly in order to consider a wider range of work.

Grants can range anywhere from $5,00 to $265,000 foundation-wide; however, the Catuzzi Grandcolas Foundation is small family funder and typically awards modest grants ranging from $500 to $2,000. Higher education institutions that have received past support from the foundation include Collin Community College located in McKinney, Texas and Waynesburg University, located in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania. To learn more about select grantees, examine the foundation’s brief grants listing.

The Lauren Catuzzi Grandcolas Foundation does not accept unsolicited grant applications or requests for funding.


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