The Gambrell Foundation has a passion for fighting against inequity. We are helping to break down the barriers and build bridges to access needed resources that allow individuals to become self-sufficient and help communities thrive. The American dream should be possible for all. These barriers exist in multiple critical areas, each of which represent an area of strategic priority.
The focus of our scope can be categorized into the following areas:
At Risk Youth
As a private foundation, we synthesize the Strategic Priorities we are passionate about with a disciplined approach to funding decisions. Because each priority area spans a myriad of possible opportunities, the Gambrell Foundation applies a deliberate set of criteria to evaluate each one. The goal is to give every idea a review that is fair in its uniformity and adequately rigorous to ensure the foundation’s support is well placed, well-timed and serves the greatest good efficiently.
While actively pursuing solutions in our target areas, the Gambrell Foundation is currently not soliciting or answering inbound grant proposals. We are, however, always interested in hearing about programs, organizations and initiatives that are compatible with our Strategic Priorities. If you are a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization (we do not make grants to individuals) we invite you to share general information about your mission by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ideal requests will be from not-for-profit 501(c)3 organizations that are sufficiently staffed and organized to handle an influx of support. Funding is not available for individual pursuits.
We believe in right timing. Requests should be able to show positive momentum over a sufficient period of time and organizations that are at an intersection of need and capability. Results can be in organizational growth, expansion of service area or population, financial (either increased costs due to growth or a positive trend in donations), growth in volunteer support, etc.
Requests will be able to clearly demonstrate a critical need through definition of their service population using geographic scope, demographics and ethnographic studies. A mix of qualitative and quantitative support is recommended.
Organizations must be able to share adequate financial information for an assessment including, but not limited to, a balance sheet, and income statement, and an IRS Form 990.
Organizations should not only have a need, but a well-crafted plan to address it. We look for plans that accurately reflect such things as your current mission, strengths and resources. Your plan can be in a draft form, but the basic structure of it should articulate a logical approach, expected outcomes and KPIs (key performance indicators) by which you’ll define success. It should also include pro-forma financials that show the impact of the requested funding.