The Lawrence Foundation in Santa Monica, California, awards grants to qualified charitable organizations in the United States in the areas of education, the environment, human services, disaster relief, and other causes.
The foundation awards both program and operating grants (with no geographic restrictions) to nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as well as public schools and libraries.
International charitable organizations, private foundations, for-profit businesses, individuals, churches, and religious, charter, and magnet schools are not eligible for grants from the foundation. In addition, grants are not awarded for computer or audiovisual equipment purchases or for music or garden programs (or related equipment). Also ineligible for funding are programs and equipment for physical education, recreation, theater performance, hospices or retirement homes, political lobbying activities, and voter registration, as well as dinners, balls, and other ticketed events.
For eligibility and application guidelines as well as a list of previous grant recipients, see the Lawrence Foundation website.