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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation supports a wide range of initiatives to strengthen and sustain scholarship in the humanities and "humanistic" social sciences. Particular emphases in this area include (but are not limited to): doctoral education, postdoctoral fellowships, faculty research, and discipline-related projects. 

Ford Foundation

The Ford Foundation offers grants that support projects focusing on reducing poverty and injustice, promoting democratic values, and advancing human knowledge, creativity and achievement.


The Fulbright Program, including the Fulbright-Hays Program, is a program of merit-based grants for international educational exchange for students, scholars, teachers, professionals, scientists and artists. Fulbright grantees' fields of study include the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and natural and physical sciences.

Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation

The Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation supports research on violence, aggression, and dominance. Grants are made to study aspects of "violence related to youth, family relationships, media effects, crime, biological factors, intergroup conflict related to religion, ethnicity, and nationalism, and political violence deployed in war and sub-state terrorism, as well as processes of peace and the control of aggression."

Hearst Foundations

The Hearst Foundations provide grants ranging up to $250,000 for nonprofit organizations addressing health, culture, education, and social service and serving a large demographic.

MacArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation provides over $200 million annually in grants; topics of interest to the foundation include international peace and security, population and reproductive health, human rights, and juvenile justice.

National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI)

The National Development and Research Institutes, Inc. (NDRI) is a New York City-based nonprofit organization advancing knowledge in the areas of substance abuse and treatment, HIV/AIDS/Hepatitis C, therapeutic communities, at-risk youth, and other topics in fields of public health, mental health, criminal justice, and urban studies.

Open Society Foundations (OSF)

The network of Open Society Foundations (OSF), formerly the Open Society Institute (OSI), is a grantmaking operation aimed at promoting democratic governance, human, rights, and economic, legal, and social reform.

Pinkerton Foundation

The Pinkerton Foundation is an independent grantmaking organization that supports community-based programs for children, youth and families in economically disadvantaged areas in New York City. 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) is the largest U.S.-based philanthropy organization devoted exclusively to health and health care. Grantmaking areas of interest include: childhood obesity, health insurance coverage, public health, quality/equality, human capital, and vulnerable populations.

Social Science Research Council (SSRC)

The Social Science Research Council (SSRC) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing research in the social sciences and other related disciplines. The SSRC currrently offers 5 main fellowships:

  1. International Dissertation Research Fellowship (IDRF):  promotes international research that engages in interdisciplinary and crossnational perspectives.
  2. Dissertation Proposal Development Fellowship (DPDF): assists in the transition from graduate student to professional researcher.
  3. Mellon Mays Fellowship: supports graduate students and young faculty.
  4. Abe Fellowship: supports policy relevant, comparative research among Japan and US-based researchers and practitioners.
  5. Abe Fellowship for Journalists: supports reporting on topics of concern to the United States and Japan.


Tow Foundation

The Tow Foundation provides funding to nonprofit organizations to encourage the development of initiatives that are based on sound research and evidence. One of the foundation’s main goals is to encourage communication and collaboration among public and private providers to advance creative solutions that address the problems associated with juvenile crime. Funding support is targeted toward projects and initiatives that hold the promise of improving the lives and prospects of youth involved in or at risk of involvement with the Connecticut juvenile justice system.