Foundations

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Funds research in science and technology, standards of living and economic performance, education and careers in science and technology, and selected national issues.

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Offers grants in higher education, scholarly communication, museums and art conservation, performing arts, information technology, and the environment.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Supports research in global development and health, and education in the United States.

David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Offers grants in conservation and science, population, children, families and communities.

Ellison Medical Foundation

Supports research in aging and global infectious diseases.

Ford Foundation

Supports programs that strengthen democratic values, reduce poverty and injustice, promote international cooperation, and advance human achievement.

James S. McDonnell Foundation

Supports scientific research in mind/brain/behavior, complex systems, and brain cancer.

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Funds research through four programs: global security and sustainability, human and community development, public interest media, and the MacArthur Fellows program.

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

Programs fund research into the prevention and treatment of birth defects and prematurity, including genetics, development, and social, behavioral, and environmental hazards.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Supports education, training and research aimed at improving health and health care in the United States.

Rockefeller Foundation

Funds research in agriculture, arts and culture, health, employment, housing, education, and globalization in eastern and southern Africa, southeast Asia, and North America.

Smith Richardson Foundation

Funds research in international security, foreign policy, and domestic public policy.

William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Supports programs in education, environment, global development, performing arts, philanthropy, and population.

Russell Sage Foundation

The Foundation's awards are restricted to support for basic social science research within our announced programs. Our website, biennial reports, and other publications provide descriptions of each of these programs and examples of the research we have supported in the past. We provide support primarily for analyzing data and writing up results, but we occasionally consider larger awards for projects that are highly relevant to the Foundation's program goals.

Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation

Economic Policy Institute

The Starr Foundation

The Foundation makes grants on a national and international basis and solicits specific organizations to submit proposals for funding.

Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)

The INET award is aimed at finding solutions for the world’s most pressing economic problems.

The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR)

CIFAR brings together these unique individuals to focus on important questions with the potential to improve human health and the environment, transform technology, build strong societies, understand human culture and even chart the universe.

U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF)