Why choose the McDowell Foundation for your next charitable gift? A donation to the McDowell Foundation makes vital financial resources available to nonprofit organizations which undertake social justice litigation on behalf of vulnerable individuals and groups. Learn more here.
The Foundation’s work and the efforts of the Board appear on the “News” page, along with updates from our Grantees and High Impact Cases. Read more.
The Board met during September 2018 to discuss grant applications for 2019. As a result of that discussion, the foundation made grants to a number of organizations. See our list of 2019 grants. The Board meets every September to choose its grantees for the succeeding year. Read more.
The process for applying for grants is explained on our Applications page. The grant application must identify the specific legal matter for which assistance is sought. Only legal matters that address systemic legal problems that will have a high impact on a specific area of the law will be considered. Apply for grants here.