OVERVIEW: The Lawrence Foundation does not have a specific public health grantmaking program. However, it awards several grants in this space to organizations that address food insecurity.
IP TAKE: This funder accepts unsolicited grant applications. In addition to supporting specific programs, Lawrence also funds general operating costs.
PROFILE: The Lawrence Foundation was established in 2000 after Jeff Lawrence’s software company Trillium was acquired by Intel. This private, family foundation focuses its grantmaking on a small number of causes, including those concerning public health. The foundation works "to solve pressing environmental, educational, human services, and other issues.” It typically awards public-health related grants through the foundation’s human services focus area.
Lawrence’s grantmaking in the public health space is varied. In the past, the foundation has awarded grants to organizations that address hunger relief, anti-domestic violence, and children’s healthcare. Grant amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000. While the foundation awards a few grants to larger national organizations, such as Feeding America, the majority of its public health-related grants support local organizations. For a broader sense of the foundation’s grantmaking, download its most recent tax filings here.
The Lawrence Foundation does not impose any geographic restrictions in its grantmaking, and accepts unsolicited grant applications. Deadlines for submissions are April 30 and November 1. Deadlines are subject to change.