Angell Foundation: Grants for K-12 Education

OVERVIEW: The Angell Foundation supports art, education, social justice, spirituality and youth programs in California and New England.

IP TAKE: The Angell Foundation supports K-12 projects in California and New England through its education and youth funding lines. While the foundation does not accept unsolicited proposals, it conducts research on organizations and projects in relevant areas on an ongoing basis.

PROFILE: The Angell Foundation was established in 1996 by award-winning television scriptwriter David Angell and his wife, Lynn. The Angells died in the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. Headquartered in Los Angles, California, the Angell Foundation supports high impact programs that “help people empower themselves.” The foundation’s five specific funding areas are art, education, social justice, spirituality, and youth. The foundation limits its grantmaking to organizations that serve communities in California and New England.

The Angell Foundation supports K-12 education through its education and youth funding initiatives. Pastgrantees include Streetlights, a program that trains young people in Southern California for jobs in the film and television industry, and the National College Advising Corps, which provides guidance on education to urban high school students in Los Angeles, Boston and Providence. The Angell foundation also provides tuition assistance for student in need of support at several Catholic schools in California and New England.

Angell grants range from $15,000 to over $1 million, but generally range from $20,000 to $75,000. The foundation does not accept unsolicited inquiries or proposals but conducts regular research about relevant schools and organizations in their operating areas. The Angell Foundation may be contacted through their website.


  • Perry Oretzky, President