Grant Guidelines

The Foundation is currently not accepting unsolicited proposals.

 

Only organizations determined to be exempt from tax under section 501(c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code may apply for a grant from the Foundation.

 

The Foundation does not issue grants or other funding to individuals, political parties or religious institutions.

 

Proposals will only be considered if they are aligned with our mission. 

 

Grant awards will range from $500 to $2500.

Areas of Interest

Poverty

13.4 million children in the US (18%) live in poverty according to the 2016 Census Report on Poverty. They are isolated by the violence and crime concentrated in neighborhoods of families with low income or their isolation comes from growing up in rural areas. Hunger, inadequate health care and the lack of safe places to congregate and play is the reality faced by many that are poor in the US.

Homelessness

Children experiencing homelessness are among the most invisible and neglected individuals in our nation. Without a bed to call their own, they have lost safety, privacy, and the comforts of home as well as friends, pets, possessions, reassuring routines and a community.

Domestic Violence

Each year thousands of children accompany their mother and take refuge in emergency domestic violence shelters. These children have not only witnessed violence but are often themselves the victims of abuse. Their trauma is further exacerbated by being uprooted from family and friends and their stay at the shelter must remain confidential for the safety of all residents.

Children Affected by...

...Bringing joy to children whose lives are affected by poverty, homelessness or domestic violence. 

Tara's Starfish Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization