Ayrshire Foundation: Grants for K-12 Education

OVERVIEW: The Ayrshire Foundation invests in youth opportunity, science and the environment, healthcare, elderly and disabled and community culture. Its philanthropy is concentrated in the greater Pasadena, California area.

IP TAKE:  This funder directs much of its philanthropy toward the greater Pasadena, California area. Its K-12 giving includes advocacy and services for at risk children and special education. This funder is not accepting new applications for funding until 2023.

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 names youth opportunity, science and environment, healthcare, elderly and disabled and community culture as areas of interest.

While this funder does not name specific strategies for education giving, disabilities, special education and at-risk populations have been supported. One past 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. The foundation also names Potoskey Harbor Springs, Michigan as a geographic area of interest.

This foundation is not accepting new applications for funding until 2023. General inquiries may be made via the foundation’s contact page.

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