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.
"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
“Pueblo a Pueblo: Set Up For Success,” Foundation Beyond Belief Guest Blog Post, July 26, 2019
"Announcing FBB’s 3rd quarter Compassionate Impact Grant Beneficiary: Pueblo a Pueblo," Foundation Beyond Belief News Post, July 5, 2019
2018: Tandana Foundation: Bandiagara District of Mali Women's Literacy, Leadership, and Enterprise
“Announcement of FBB’s Compassionate Impact Grant recipient,” Foundation Beyond Belief News Post, July 1, 2018
2017: EcoViva: Community Mangrove Management Program
Chalom, AJ “EcoViva’s Community Management of Mangroves Receives Compassionate Impact Grant Funding”, Foundation Beyond Belief News Post, July 6, 2017
2016: Thunder Valley, CDC: Lakota Language Initiative
Chalom, AJ, "Lakota Language Initiative- Start from the Beginning – Compassionate Impact Grant", Foundation Beyond Belief Blog, March 31, 2016
Simonson, Kate, "Wóihaŋble", Foundation Beyond Belief Blog, May 18, 2016
Hill, Peter, "FFB grant creates needed synergy between humanists and Lakota", Foundation Beyond Belief Blog, May 24, 2016
2015: Starfish: Extensive Teacher Training for Guatemalan Educators
Chalom, AJ, “Compassionate Impact Grant - New generation educators will unlock Girl Pioneers Power” Foundation Beyond Belief Blog, May 18, 2015
Ana Teresa, “Starfish program offers life-changing opportunities”, Foundation Beyond Belief Blog, February 17, 2016
FBB, "Starfish Impact School opens" March 15, 2017
2014: Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative: Fair Chance for Family Success
Chalom, AJ, “Dudley Street Neighborhood Fair Chance for Family Success” Foundation Beyond Belief Blog, November 8, 2014
Minutello, E., “Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative Continues to make great strides” Foundation Beyond Belief Blog, May 20, 2015
Fidalgo, J., “Dudley families meet financial goals with help of Foundation Beyond Belief”, Foundation Beyond Belief Blog, February 24, 2016