MAGIC PEBBLE FOUNDATION
helping open doors and open minds
      

NO APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED IN 2018
Returning Grantees by Invitation Only

In 2018 we will be unable to process funding requests, due to staff maternity leave.
Instead we will contact organizations directly to invite them to apply.


  GRANTS 

  The Magic Pebble Foundation seeks to help create a world that is peaceful and enlightened. 


  FUNDING AREAS
  We support a wide range of organizations working on a variety of causes.  In general, we
  look for organizations that work with low-income or at-risk populations.
The organizations
  we support fall into the following categories:

  • Free Speech
  • Peace
  • Education
  • Health
  • Social Justice


  Please note that we do not fund programs for the arts, animals or the environment.


  Program examples:  public radio; human rights advocacy; gun control; efforts to end

  nuclear proliferation; early education for low-income children; preventative dental care for the

  under-insured; medical aid during natural disasters or armed conflict; employment services;

  legal services for the under-represented.


  Examples of people served:  homeless families; low-income adults or children; refugees

  and immigrants.


  Additionally, we look for programs that change lives through early intervention, advocacy or

  system-level changes.  We also support direct-service programs.


 

 

  LOCATION

  Most of the organizations we support are located in Wisconsin (Statewide, Dane County or

  Madison). We also support a handful of national organizations and U.S.-based organizations

  with an international focus.




  ELIGIBILITY

  To receive funding, your organization must meet the following eligibility requirements:

 

  • Organization has current tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Organization is headquartered in the U.S.A.
  • Organization is located in Wisconsin and serving the people of Wisconsin.
    • Or is a national organization.
    • Or is a U.S. organization with an international focus.
  • Organization's main focus is free speech, peace, education, health, indigent populations, or social justice (we do not support organizations that impact these areas only as a by-product of their work).
  • We do not accept applications for religious purposes, political campaigns, lobbying, or for individuals.

 

  If you have questions about any of these eligibility requirements or are unsure if your

  organization is eligible, please contact us. Please do not fill out the application for funds until

  you are sure your organization is eligible.




  REPORTS

  Depending on the amount of your grant, a report may be required. We try to keep reporting

  as manageable as possible. Reports generally include narrative accounts of accomplishments,

  obstacles, and future changes for your organization.



 

  APPLICATION EVALUATION

  We consider many aspects of an organization when reviewing its application. In general, we

  look for the following qualities when evaluating applications:

 

  • Alignment with the foundation’s areas of interest.
  • Valid need for the program.
  • The program works with indigent or at-risk populations, when applicable.
  • The program is superior to competing programs.
  • Previous program success, or likely success in the future.
  • Program accountability and sustainability.      

 



  APPLICATION


NO APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED IN 2018
Returning Grantees by Invitation Only

In 2018 we will be unable to process funding requests, due to staff maternity leave.
Instead we will contact organizations directly to invite them to apply.