The John & Marcia Goldman Foundation’s grantmaking is focused on:
The foundation aims to target opportunities that can strengthen organizational capacity. Priority is often given to time-limited programs or projects that have the potential to become self-sustaining in the short-term.
Unsolicited proposals are currently accepted only for the Youth Development program. Grants made in the other program areas are foundation-initiated.
The foundation does not generally fund ongoing operating support, event sponsorship, film making, or branding and marketing. Requests for individual use, deficit funding, or political lobbying are not considered. Grants are only made to nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or equivalent from the Internal Revenue Service.
Standard foundation policy is to ask grantees to wait three years from the conclusion of the previous award before reapplying for a new grant, and to not apply for the same project.