The Yawkey Foundations are currently only accepting applications from previously funded organizations. Since 1977, the Foundations have provided grants to more than 600 organizations – across all of our categories – that are eligible to apply for funding under the current guidelines. The Foundations carefully monitor the needs of our grantees and we are continuing to see funding cuts to those organizations and programs that serve the most vulnerable populations, particularly in the human service category.

We have our current guidelines in place in order for the Foundations to remain actively involved in supporting those organizations that we have worked with and have recognized as responding to a significant need. We realize that this is disappointing to the many organizations across the region that also provide much-needed services, but are not eligible at this time.Our Trustees revisit this restriction regularly and when any changes are made, the website will be updated accordingly.

Yawkey Foundation I primarily supports the work of the Tom Yawkey Wildlife Center in Georgetown, South Carolina and other organizations whose work is consistent with organizations the Yawkeys supported in their lifetimes. Yawkey Foundation I does not accept unsolicited requests.

Yawkey Foundation II will consider grant requests from organizations that demonstrate strong leadership, have the capacity to expend grants wisely, possess a strong and consistent track record of accomplishment, and have broad community support for their programs. Please review the Application Deadline Schedule below, Funding Criteria, Application Process, Reporting Process, and Annual Grants Reports before submitting a request.

Organizations are requested to limit their request to $25,000 unless otherwise directed.

Category Application Postmark Deadline
Arts and Culture March 1
Conservation March 1
Health Care March 1
Human Services June 1
Education September 1
Youth and Amateur Athletics November 1