Our Grant Process
We support organizations focused on nurturing, inspiring and empowering individuals of diverse backgrounds to build sustainable communities of local and global dedicated citizens.
Who We Fund
The foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations that align with our mission and qualify for public charity status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Our foundation meets twice annually in April and October with grants being issued after the April board meeting.
March 1st Deadline for Proposals:
- A proposal should include the organizations mission, grant request amount, specific use of funds, full operating budget, and must be submitted via email or postal mail.
- Grant recipients are expected to submit a detailed report of implementation of the previous year’s grant and full operating budget to be reviewed at the April board meeting.
September 15th Deadline for Progress Report:
- Grant recipients are expected to submit a brief progress report on use of the funds for the October board meeting.
Serenity Grace Foundation staff and Board Chair will review and present all eligible grant proposals to the Board of Directors for voting at the April Board Meeting.
Grant Amounts and Types:
Grants typically range between $2,500-$7,500. We generally don’t make multi-year grants, although we may fund the same organization on a year-by-year basis over a period of years.
Explore some of our past recipients below, and learn more about how each organization makes a positive, tangible impact on our communities. We’re proud to help these organizations reach their goals.
ARTS Engine - film Inocente
SGF supported this Academy Award winning, Oscar nominated short documentary. A personal and vibrant coming of age story about a young artist’s determination never to surrender to the bleakness of her surroundings.
Jane Goodall Institute (Golden Gombe 2010)
The Jane Goodall Institute (JGI) is a global community conservation organization that advances the vision and work of Dr. Jane Goodall. By protecting chimpanzees and inspiring people to conserve the natural world we all share, we improve the lives of people, animals and the environment. Everything is connected—everyone can make a difference.
Partners in Health
SGF supported Partners in Health medical relief program after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.
ARTS lifts young people to become confident, compassionate, and courageous community builders through the transformative power of creativity.
Shakti Rising is a social change organization transforming the lives of women, girls, and the larger community. They cultivate the health and emerging leadership of women and girls, ultimately empowering them to use their personal transformation as a catalyst for positive change in their families and communities. Their work actively promotes community well-being by creating woman and child friendly societies that are safe, healthy, vibrant, diverse, sustainable, and culturally alive. Their mission is to empower women to uncover, rediscover, and reclaim their whole selves.
Tariq Khamisa Foundation
The Tariq Khamisa Foundation (TKF) Creates safer schools and communities through educating and inspiring youth in the the restorative principles of accountability, compassion, forgiveness and peacemaking.
LUX Art Institute
Lux education programs support community in developing a creative voice through exploration, experimentation, and discovery.
The San Diego Women's Foundation
The San Diego Women’s Foundation connects, educates and inspires women to come together in collective philanthropy.