Grant Requirements


Organizations applying must meet one of the following criteria: 

  • An organization holding a current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3), or (19) of the Internal Revenue Code, listed on the IRS Master File and conduct activities within the United States.
  • A recognized government entity: state, county, or city agency, including law enforcement or fire departments, that are requesting funds exclusively for public purposes.

  • A K-12 public or private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college or university; or
  • A church or other faith-based organization with a proposed project that benefits the community at large such as food pantries, soup kitchens, clothing closets, etc.

Areas of Funding

There are 8 areas of funding for which an organization can apply. Please review the areas listed below to ensure your organization’s goals fall within one of these areas.


Hunger relief and healthy eating: Providing Federal or charitable meals/snacks for low-income individuals and families in the United States.


Health and human service: Providing medical screening, treatment, social services, or shelters for low-income individuals and families in the United States.


Quality of life: Improving access to recreation, arts or cultural experiences for low-income individuals and families in the United States.


Education: Providing after-school enrichment, tutoring or vocational training for low-income individuals and families in the United States.


Community and economic development: Improving local communities for the benefit of low-income individuals and families in the United States.


Diversity and Inclusion: Fostering the building of relationships and understanding among diverse groups in the United States


Environmental: Preventing waste, increasing recycling or supporting other programs that work to improve the environment in the United States



Funding Exclusions

Association/chamber memberships

Athletic sponsorships (teams/events)

Capital campaigns and endowments (defined as any plans to raise funds for a significant purchase or expense, such as new construction, major renovations or to help fund normal budgetary items)

Faith-based organizations when the proposed grant will only benefit the organization or its members

General operating expenses

Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns

Jane’s Foundation does not fund organizations or programs that discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, except to serve a historically disadvantaged group.