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 early childhood education; out-of-school academic support; charter, faith-based, and alternative schools; and more. 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 stabilized housing, food security, job training or education, and mental health services. More on Human Services Initiatives

Healthcare & Medical Research Initiatives: The McGowan Fund focuses on prevention and behavioral health/lifestyle management efforts to prevent and reverse cardiac disease. We also support access to healthcare for those who otherwise cannot obtain medical care. More on Healthcare & Medical Research Initiatives