Ayrshire Foundation: Grants for K-12 Education

OVERVIEW: The Ayrshire Foundation invests broadly in education, health, science, culture and general welfare. Its philanthropy is concentrated in the greater Pasadena, California area.

IP TAKE:  It has invested predominately in the greater Pasadena, California area. Its K-12 giving includes advocacy and services for at risk children and special education. This funder accepts applications through a brief online form.

PROFILE: The Ayrshire Foundation was founded in 1998 by James N. Gamble, a great-grandson of the founder of Procter & Gamble, and his daughters. Based in Pasadena, California, the foundation invests broadly in “the possibility of change and a better world” through the creation of opportunities that improve the lives of others. The foundation designates education, health, science, culture and general welfare as its areas of giving.  

Little is known about Ayrshire’s specific priorities for K-12 education. One grantee the Hillsides organization of Pasadena, provides services, advocacy and therapeutic education programs for at-risk children in the Pasadena area. Another recipient, Villa Esperanza Services, provides care and education to disabled children and adults in Pasadena.

Ayrshire Foundation grants range from $25,000 to $1 million, supporting organizations and projects of various sizes, most of which are in the greater Pasadena, California area. A list of grantees is available on the foundation’s website. 

This foundation accepts applications for funding through a brief online form, followed by requests for full proposals.


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