Grant
Process

New Balance Foundation funds highly effective non‑profit initiatives that foster healthier, more resilient communities, with
a specific focus
on the prevention
of childhood obesity.

We prioritize outcomes-driven programs that seed healthy lifestyles through physical activity and nutrition, and that power future success through academic enrichment and excellence.

Our geographic focus centers on Boston and Lawrence, MA and Norway, Norridgewock and Skowhegan, ME. Applications for national and global causes are by invitation only.

Eligibility

New Balance Foundation charitable giving
is limited to 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. In general, we support specific programs rather than making contributions to overall operating expenses.

Funding is not considered
for the following:

  • Political parties
  • Individual pursuits
  • Capital campaigns
  • Fundraising dinners & galas
  • Team sponsorships or sporting events
  • Film or television underwriting
  • Organizations that discriminate based on race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, or
    national origin
  • Political parties
  • Individual pursuits
  • Capital campaigns
  • Fundraising dinners & galas
  • Team sponsorships or sporting events
  • Film or television underwriting
  • Organizations that discriminate based on race, creed, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, or
    national origin

Application Process

New Grant Seekers

(Organizations that did not receive a grant in 2019)

New Balance Foundation recognizes the significant and wide‑ranging needs that exist in our global communities. We take our commitment to community seriously and regret that we are not able to fund 100 percent of applications.

The New Balance Foundation grant process is highly competitive. Our primary aim is to drive impact with existing grantees and, therefore, we anticipate funding only two or three new initiatives in 2020.

New organizations that would like to be considered should review our programmatic and geographic focus to ensure their strategic alignment. If your organization meets our giving criteria, you are welcome to submit a New Grant Seeker Application.

New Grant Seekers click here for the link to the application: New Balance Foundation Grant Application.

Please note this year's application deadline is February 14, 2020.

Review Process: All new grant seekers will be notified whether or not to proceed with a full grant proposal via email within 30 days.

Existing Grant Partner Organizations

(Organizations that received a grant in 2019 and wish to receive a grant in 2020)

If you are an existing grantee organization seeking 2020 funding, please access our online application at New Balance Foundation Grant Application. Please note that each organization is limited to one donation request per year.

The deadline for applications is February 3, 2020.

Review Process: We will contact you if we have any questions regarding your proposal. Please note that our fiscal year is December 1 through November 30. Notification of grant approval or denial will be sent by U.S. mail.

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