Compassionate Impact Grant

Foundation Beyond Belief donors have raised and donated more than $3.4 million USD to charitable organizations. Once a year, FBB awards a multi-year, unrestricted grant with the goal of tangibly increasing the impact of an innovative nonprofit. Our goal is to support organizations that address critical community problems through evidence-based and culturally responsible social innovations.

The CIG program supports organizations with social initiatives that:

  • create access to food and clean water
  • tackle disparities in health and well-being
  • foster employment opportunities and economic growth
  • are innovative
  • are evidence-based
  • are solving community problems

The Compassionate Impact Grant Program is an open, competitive process.

How to Apply

The application window for the 2021 Compassionate Impact Grant Letter of Intent (LOI) is open. The submission deadline is December 14, 2020, 3:00pm Central Time. Please allow extra time and have all materials ready before beginning. Late LOIs will not be considered. Submit your LOI here.

FBB will give priority consideration to organizations that can establish that their approach:

  • Impacts historically marginalized or underserved communities.
  • Is organized and led by members of the target community.
  • Organizations not eligible for consideration:

  • Organizations whose primary activity is advocacy.
  • Religiously based organizations or organizations that participate in or are affiliated with proselytizing.
  • Organizations with total yearly expenses over $2 Million USD.
  • For more information about eligibility and requirements see the LOI Requirements Sheet.

    Past Recipients

    2020: Common Ground Community Center

      "Beneficiary Spotlight: Common Ground Community Center," Foundation Beyond Belief Guest Blog Post, August 9, 2020

      "Announcing FBB’s 3rd quarter Compassionate Impact Grant Beneficiary: Common Ground Community Center," Foundation Beyond Belief News Post, July 1, 2020


      2019: Pueblo a Pueblo: Sustainable Livelihoods: Beekeeping


      2018: Tandana Foundation: Bandiagara District of Mali Women's Literacy, Leadership, and Enterprise


      Man in canoe holding up a fish

      2017: EcoViva: Community Mangrove Management Program


      2016: Thunder Valley, CDC: Lakota Language Initiative


      2015: Starfish: Extensive Teacher Training for Guatemalan Educators


      2014:  Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative:  Fair Chance for Family Success

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