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 closed. FBB staff will notify organizations no later than January 19, 2021 of our invitation to submit a full proposal. We may not contact organizations that do not receive an invitation. If you are not contacted directly by that time, your LOI has not advanced your organization to the next round. Please do not request information if you are not invited to submit a full proposal.

Information about eligibility and requirements for the 2022 Compassionate Impact Grant will be posted here in November 2021.

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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