Other Funding

  • Independent foundations: endowed by individuals or families; tend to have broad goals
  • Community foundations: offer funds to support a particular region or community to support community interests
  • Public foundations and public charities: raise funds from the public and distribute these funds based on stated research goals
  • Corporate foundations: company-sponsored; they make grants available based on funds received annually by the company

 

Foundations, Trusts, Corporations

*Per our review, Liberty University is eligible to apply to these foundations. Please ensure that your idea falls within the project guidelines. Also note that a number of these are first come first served, as we as a university are only allowed to submit one application

Agriculture & Environment

  • Mitsubishi Corporation Foundation: funds projects revolving around biodiversity conservation, environmental justice, sustainable development, and environmental education 
  • Organic Crop Improvement Association: supports projects that pertain to organic research or education. Projects can include research involving crops or livestock, development of organic educational materials, on-farm field days, and many others
  • Simply Organic: supports and promotes the growth of organic and sustainable agriculture through the funding of projects that research, develop, teach, or promote organic agriculture

Arts & Humanities

  • George J & Effie L Seay Foundation: funding for arts, culture, humanities, education, and human services. They make grants primarily for programs and projects designed to provide specific services or training
  • Greater Lynchburg Community Trust: the needs served are broad in scope and include human services, education, health, the arts and the humanities; must be secular in nature and involve the community 
  • Henry Luce Foundation: supports projects that address the prevailing needs of the American art field and are crucial to its development. Successful projects include permanent collection reinstallations, digitization, and archives of American art material
  • Julia and Tunnicliff Fox Charitable Trust: provides funding to organizations in the Commonwealth of Virginia primarily for cultural purposes, such as music, art and education
  • Richard & Caroline T Gwathmey Memorial Trust: interested in the history, literature, art, and architecture of Virginia. Preference will be given to specific, well-defined project requests for which the results can be evaluated
  • Shelton Hardaway Short Jr Trust: program areas are arts, culture, humanities, education, environment, animals, health, human services, public/society benefit, and religion
  • Virginia Foundation for the Humanities: funds public humanities programs in Virginia that are shaped by and significantly involve humanities scholars and/or other community experts. The grant program encourages projects that increase public understanding of important issues and enrich the cultural life of the state

Education

  • Coca-Cola Foundation: focuses on the global pillars where the company can make a unique and sustainable difference: water stewardship, active healthy living, community recycling, and education
  • Greater Lynchburg Community Trust: the needs served are broad in scope and include human services, education, health, the arts and the humanities; must be secular in nature and involve the community
  • Maclellan Foundation: promotes fresh, innovative approaches to education that are inspired by Scripture and go beyond the traditional approach to integrate technology and scalability with education
  • Marietta McNeill Morgan & Samuel Tate Morgan Jr Trust: was established to support and promote quality educational and human services programming in Virginia
  • Shelton Hardaway Short Jr Trust: program areas are arts, culture, humanities, education, environment, animals, health, human services, public/society benefit, and religion

Health

  • Greater Lynchburg Community Trust: the needs served are broad in scope and include human services, education, health, the arts and the humanities; must be secular in nature and involve the community 
  • Josiah Macy Jr Foundation: funds the following 5 types of projects: interprofessional education and teamwork, new curriculum content, new models for clinical education, career development in health professions education, and education for the care of underserved populations
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: funds research that expands the evidence base needed to build a Culture of Health
  • Shelton Hardaway Short Jr Trust: program areas are arts, culture, humanities, education, environment, animals, health, human services, public/society benefit, and religion
  • Teleflex: provides medical educational grants for the following categories: continuing medical education programs presented by accredited providers; education programs for Health Care Professionals; Medical Society Sponsored programs

Science

  • Alfred P Sloan Foundation: provides funding for many science related projects and research including science learning of STEM, data and computational research, scholarly communication, and universal access to knowledge
  • American Honda Foundation: provides funding for youth (up to age 21) education with a specific focus on the STEM subjects, in addition to the environment, job training, and literacy
  • Creation Research Society: provides money to fund small projects in support of creation research
  • G Unger Vetlesen Foundation: supports projects in the Earth sciences
  • Human Frontier Science Program: emphasis is placed on novel collaborations that bring together scientists preferably from different disciplines (e.g. from chemistry, physics, computer science, engineering) to focus on problems in the life sciences. The research teams must be international
  • John Templeton Foundation: provides funding for the natural sciences, human sciences, philosophy and theology, public engagement in the sciences, and character virtue development
  • National Geographic: supports projects that study the human journey, wildlife and wild places, as well as our changing planet

Miscellaneous

  • Charles Koch Foundation: gives in the areas of foundations of well-being, corporate welfare reform, toleration and free speech, foreign policy, criminal justice and policing reform, technology and innovation, and economic freedom
  • Walmart Community Grant Program: four core areas of giving: hunger relief & healthy eating, sustainability, women's economic empowerment, and opportunity
  • William E Dean III Charitable Foundation: the foundation was created exclusively for charitable, religious, scientific, literary and educational purposes
  • William T Grant Foundation: funds research that increases our understanding of programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and research that identifies, builds, and tests strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth