The Lewis Foundation provides grants in the range of $5,000–$30,000 to educational or service program projects that advance the science of interpersonal relationships. We like projects involving close collaboration between members of two or more professional disciplines. We do not support repeated annual funding or multi-grantor projects unless those funds are already in hand. However, we do support pilot projects that may lead to larger projects to be funded by others.
It is clear in some grant applications that the applicants are essentially requesting funds to pay current operating costs; that is, basic salaries, rent, utilities and other costs of doing business rather than requesting funds earmarked for a specific research project. The Foundation does not fund overhead or administrative costs.
The Lewis Foundation is interested in funding agency program evaluations. We know how vital the programs are to the communities well being, and we encourage your program evaluations with the grants. (See why program evaluations are important.)
Grants are open to nonprofit organizations that qualify as public charities for federal income tax purposes.