The Norman Foundation support efforts that strengthen the ability of communities to determine their own economic, environmental and social well-being, and that help people control those forces that affect their lives.
These efforts may:
* Promote economic justice and development through community organizing, coalition building and policy reform efforts;
* Work to prevent the disposal of toxics in communities, and to link environmental issues with economic and social justice;
* Link community-based economic and environmental justice organizing to national and international reform efforts.
The Foundation provides grants for general support, projects, and collaborative efforts. We also welcome innovative proposals designed to build the capacity of social change organizations working in our areas of interest. Priority is given to organizations with annual budgets of under $1 million.
Prospective grantees should initiate the application process by sending a short two or three page letter of inquiry to the Program Director. There are no set deadlines, and letters of inquiry are reviewed throughout the year. The Foundation only accepts full proposals upon positive response to the letter of inquiry.
Norman Foundation Grants