Funding Eligibility

To be considered for a grant from the McGowan Fund, an applicant must:

  • Fall within our program-area and geographic guidelines. Note that the regions vary in their needs and requirements
  • Be a 501(c)(3) organization
  • Serve without discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, gender, or religion

We look to partner with organizations that are rooted in evidence-based methodology and focused on long-term sustainable change for program participants.

Here’s a quick summary of our areas of interest:

Education Initiatives: The McGowan Fund strives to improve academic achievement, high school graduation rates, and college success. This work encompasses out-of-school academic support; charter, faith-based, and alternative schools; and scholarships. Explore our Education Initiatives

Human Services Initiatives: The McGowan Fund supports projects that strive to prevent or end homelessness and move people to self-sufficiency by addressing adult education, stabilized housing, food security, clothing security, and homelessness remediation/prevention. More on Human Services Initiatives

Healthcare Initiatives: The McGowan Fund boosts access to healthcare for those who cannot otherwise obtain services in primary care, dental/vision, mental health, and pharmaceuticals. More on Healthcare Initiatives