The Lawrence Foundation awards grants in the areas of the environment, education, human services, and disaster relief.
The foundation awards both program and operating grants, without geographic restriction, to nonprofit organizations that have tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as well as public schools and libraries.
International charitable organizations, private foundations, for-profit businesses, individuals, churches, and religious, charter, and magnet schools are not eligible for grants from the foundation. In addition, grants are not awarded for computer or audiovisual equipment purchases or for music or garden programs (or related equipment). Also ineligible for funding are programs and equipment for physical education, recreation, theater performance, hospices or old age homes, political lobbying activities, and voter registration, as well as dinners, balls, and other ticketed events.
For eligibility and application guidelines, as well as a list of previous grant recipients, see the Lawrence Foundation website.