Mission/Giving Statement: The mission of the Ben & Jerry's Foundation is to engage Ben & Jerry's employees in philanthropy and social change work; to give back to our Vermont communities; and to support grassroots activism and community organizing for social and environmental justice around the country.
Grantmaking Program Areas: Grassroots, Constituent-Led Organizations that are Organizing for Systemic Social Change.
Grantmaking Program Area Descriptions:
Grassroots, Constituent-Led Organizations that are Organizing for Systemic Social Change: Competitive grants to not-for-profit, grassroots organizations throughout the United States which facilitate progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems.
Type of Funding/Funding Restrictions: The Foundation doesn't prioritize any particular issue area for funding, it focuses on the types of activities and strategies an organization uses for creating social change in any number of areas. The Foundation does not offer grants to support basic or direct social service programs. These type of programs do not fall within the scope of the Ben & Jerry's Foundation. The foundation also does not fund: Colleges and universities; Individuals or scholarships; Research projects; Capital campaigns; State agencies; Religious programs; or International or foreign-based programs.
Application Instructions: LOI and application submissions online.
Renewal LOIs* may be submitted September-November, for proposal consideration in our 2nd Quarter grant cycle. Please review the website for specific dates on grant cycle deadlines.