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Apply for a Grant

The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation is a small, non-profit private foundation with limited resources. The Kazanjian Foundation makes grants of $10,000 to $25,000 on average and expects to be one of several funders of a project. The Foundation will look most favorably at programs that match grants of support with funds from other organizations learned institutions, universities, colleges, and government sources. The Kazanjian Foundation does not support projects that are based outside of the United States and will not support overhead or indirect costs.

Only 501(C ) (3) nonprofit organizations with at least 5 years of history may be eligible to submit a letter of interest. The LOIs selected and approved by our Foundation board of directors may receive an invitation to submit a full proposal.

Letters of Interest may be submitted at any time throughout the year; however, the recommended deadline to submit your LOI to meet our grant cycles is March 10th or September 10th.

Foundation’s current funding interest includes but not limited to:

  • The delivery of economic education to youth in non-school settings

  • Behavioral economics with a focus on environmental issues

  • Economic education initiatives to under-served communities in the local states

  • On-line competitions

  • Entrepreneurship education

  • Marketing capabilities to serve more population in economic education

  • Programs to generate more excitement for economic and financial education

  • Economic education programs in a recently mandated state

Organizations wishing to be considered for funding need to complete the Letter of Interest on line. Since you must complete this form in one sitting, it is recommended that you work on the content off line before copying and pasting to the on line form to submit.