For Applicants

Since its founding in 1993, the McGowan Fund has awarded more than $135 million in grants across three program areas: Education, Human Services, and Healthcare & Medical Research. You can get a glimpse of this work by reading our Biannual reports.

Our grant-making activity is rooted in the belief that quality of life should be available to all. We pursue this vision by partnering with organizations working to build healthy, productive communities through innovative and sustainable evidence-based programs that improve academic success, prevent and improve heart health conditions, and prevent or remediate homelessness. The Fund makes grants in six geographical areas, values evidence-based initiatives, and requires a detailed outcomes matrix.

Curious? Learn about How We Work.