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.
The Sean O’Shea Foundation
The Sean O’Shea Foundation is a non-profit organization designed to empower youth with a Yoga curriculum focusing on providing memorable programs aimed at enriching young lives.
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.
The mission of the WorldLink Program is to connect youth to global affairs by creating an environment in which young people may consider global citizenship and responsible local participation. WorldLink encourages critical thinking and understanding of the dynamics shaping international policies and global economies, as well as local cultures and concerns. The annual Youth Town Meeting, WorldLink’s keystone event, provides an opportunity for discussions with leaders, experts, activists and fellow youth from around the world. It calls upon youth to engage in global affairs and contribute to a civil and responsible atmosphere in which we can build our diverse yet increasingly intertwined communities, with a vision of justice and peace.
Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center
Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center connects and motivates students and families from diverse backgrounds through organic gardening, environmental stewardship, and nutrition education, empowering them to be healthy and active citizens.