The mission of The Dorrance Family Foundation is to improve the quality of life in the community by supporting education and natural resource conservation. The Foundation does this through scholarships, grants and volunteer service.
WHO WE ARE AND HOW WE WORK
The Dorrance Family Foundation supports projects that work to resolve societal, educational and environmental problems strategically and make our communities a better place. We accept grant proposals only for charitable, education, or scientific purposes from tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organizations in Arizona, California and the Island of Hawai’i. We do not fund individuals. The Dorrance Family Foundation meets an average of 2-3 times a year to review and award grants to qualified organizations engaging primarily in our mission areas of education and natural resource conservation or local interests.
- Island of Hawai’i
Before preparing a letter of inquiry, we encourage you to carefully review What We Fund and the related guidelines and geographic scope for your area of interest. Letters of inquiry are only accepted through our online process. Full proposals are by invitation only.
WHAT WE FUND
The Dorrance Family Foundation supports an array of nonprofit organizations in geographic areas that are personally significant to the Dorrance Family; Arizona, Southern California, and the Island of Hawai’i. Grantees include but are not limited to programs related to the arts, children’s health, animal welfare, animal therapy for veterans and youth with disabilities, sustainable agriculture, organizational effectiveness and capacity, mission investing and natural resource conservation projects. The Foundation also provides institutional support to organizations with a long-term history of Dorrance family commitment, and core to the foundation’s mission and family’s values. If you believe your organization is eligible to apply, please click below:
ANIMALS OF THE SIERRA NEVADA PROGRAM
To provide program support for high-performing non-profits demonstrating effectiveness and expertise in the preservation, protection and recovery of imperiled and at-risk wildlife of the Sierra Nevada.