The Yawkey Foundations are currently only accepting applications from previously funded organizations. Since 1976, the Foundations have provided grants and support to more than 600 organizations that are eligible to apply for funding under the current guidelines.

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 15
Education September 1
Youth and Amateur Athletics November 15