The Foundation does not offer contributions to/for:

  • capital projects
  • endowments
  • independent study
  • direct mail campaigns
  • international projects
  • fundraising events, galas, or other similar activities
  • debt or deficit reduction
  • religious or political causes
  • video production
  • audio-visual equipment
  • computer hardware
  • education research

The NAPCA Foundation’s policy on non-discrimination prevents us from awarding grant support to organizations that, in their constitution, bylaws, or practices, discriminate against a person or group because of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religious belief.

  • Grantees, however, may target services to a particular population when the targeted groups require specialized programs to meet specific needs not shared by the general population.

Application Procedures

We regularly identify and cultivate relationships with nonprofit organizations and other foundations with programs and initiatives that align with our guidelines. However, unsolicited letters of inquiry are also accepted by the foundation.

Making an Unsolicited Request

If you are submitting an unsolicited request, please submit a letter of inquiry (LOI) via email to NAPCA Foundation Grants Administration and include the following:

  1. A brief description of the proposed project
  2. A description of how the project fits with the work of the foundation, including the specific strategic goal that applies
  3. An estimated timeline
  4. The amount requested
  5. Contact information

There are no due dates for LOIs, and we will generally respond within six to eight weeks.