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.
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.
International Commuity Foundation (Childrens Fund Film)
Jamyang Foundation supports education projects for girls and women in developing countries, in harmony with their unique Buddhist cultural heritage. By offering new learning opportunities, the projects are transforming lives and opening up new possibilities.
ARTS lifts young people to become confident, compassionate, and courageous community builders through the transformative power of creativity.
Dalai Lama (USD)
SGF supported the “Cultivating Peace and Justice,” lecture given by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama on April 18th, 2012. His talk at USD was part of the “Compassion Without Borders Symposium,” a partnership with UC San Diego and San Diego State University exploring the connection between science, peace and ethics.
LUX Art Institute
Lux education programs support community in developing a creative voice through exploration, experimentation, and discovery.
Challenged Athletes Foundation
Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF) provides opportunities and support to people with physical challenges, so they can pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics. The Challenged Athletes Foundation believes that involvement in sports at any level increases self-esteem, encourages independence and enhances quality of life.
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.