Grantmaking Guidelines

Grants are made only to U.S. public charities and are not made to individuals. The majority of the Foundation’s grantmaking is by invitation only. Although there are no geographic restrictions, grants often reflect the needs of the communities in which Trustees reside.

The William Bingham Foundation limits capital grants for new construction to projects that seek U.S. Green Building Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification at least at the Silver level or an alternative certification program. Grants for renovation are limited to projects that seek LEED, or similar certification. The Foundation supports higher education grants to Colleges and Universities that have signed the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment.

Application Procedures

For 2019 the Foundation is accepting applications by invitation only. Organizations that have been invited by the Foundation to submit a full proposal are required to contact the Foundation to obtain the appropriate forms and application deadlines.

Inquiries may be made to Foundation Staff.

Grantee Reporting

For Our Grantees: Please contact the Foundation for instructions on submitting your final report.

Please visit Foundation Center for resources on proposal writing and to learn about other grantmakers and their funding interests.