We wish we could say yes to every request! We can’t. In fact, we don’t accept unsolicited grant requests.
When we do invest philanthropic dollars, we’re most likely to say yes to projects that challenge unfair social norms, elevate diverse/inclusive/under-represented perspectives, and create opportunities for action, impact, and measurable results. We invest in what we think of as “leadership journeys,” supporting people in developing the skills that make them the leaders of their own lives. TheHF’s signature FunnyGirls™ program “trains the trainers” to deliver leadership lessons to girls through fun improv exercises.
Many of our grants and projects are partnerships with others. While we don’t accept unsolicited grant requests, we don’t mind being approached with a project where our partnership seems like a good fit for all of us and it doesn’t include an immediate request for money.