Hearst Foundations Grants
Organizations located EAST of the Mississippi River should send requests to:
300 West 57th Street
New York, New York 10019-3741
Organizations located WEST of the Mississippi River
should send requests to:
90 New Montgomery Street
San Francisco, California 94105
The Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations that address issues within four major areas of interest:
- Health: supports regional hospitals, medical centers, and specialized medical institutions. Funds direct medical services that promote wellness, prevention and rehabilitation. Areas of interest include cancer, geriatrics, neonatology, perinatology, pediatrics, women's health, and the disabled. Support for advanced professional education and training is also considered in these fields. In response to the ongoing nursing shortage, the Foundations also fund nursing programs designed to enhance skills and increase the number of practitioners and educators in this field.
- Social Service: Supports direct-service organizations that foster solutions to social and economic problems. Priority is given to efforts that enable children, youth, and families to lead productive and independent lives. Interests include family support services, domestic violence, child abuse prevention, after-school programs, youth development, literacy, housing and homelessness, job training, economic development and programs for older adults
- Education: supports institutions of higher education dedicated to preparing students to succeed in a global society. Preference is given to undergraduate education at medium-sized, private liberal arts colleges and universities. A limited number of grants may also be given to support K-12 programs and graduate level study. Funding is focused on endowed scholarships.
- Culture: Funds cultural institutions that offer programs in the arts and sciences, the majority of which enable access for young people. Focuses on education initiatives for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. Funding may also be given to support programs that nurture artistic development.
Organizations that are tax-exempt under code 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service.
The Foundations do not generally provide funding for organizations with an operating budget under $1 million.
Amounts vary depending on the type funding requested. Please refer to the grants approved section of the program website to see the types and amounts of grants the Foundations award.
All applications must be completed using the Hearst Foundations' online grant application. A link to the application is available on the Foundation's how to apply web page.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RAC does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.