Does USA Funds accept unsolicited requests for funding?No. At this time USA Funds does not accept unsolicited requests for grants.What type of organization can receive a USA Funds grant or sponsorship? USA Funds generally makes grants to organizations classified as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
What is not funded by USA Funds?USA Funds does not make grants to:
What is USA Funds’ grant application process?USA Funds receives solicited grant applications and issues new grants on a quarterly grant cycle. What are the types of programs that USA Funds supports?USA Funds has three primary areas of focus in support of higher education: postsecondary education readiness, enrollment and success. Your grant request to USA Funds must align with at least one of these three areas of focus.
Does USA Funds fund programs nationwide?Yes. USA Funds’ makes grants to national programs and to regional, state and local programs throughout the United States.Does USA Funds support direct services projects?Yes. We primarily support programs that directly fulfill and support USA Funds’ mission and goals.
Does USA Funds provide support for general operating expenses?No. We do not make grants that solely support an organization’s operating expenses.Does USA Funds support capital requests?No. We do not issue grants to cover building projects or to cover capital expenditures.
Does USA Funds support events?Yes, if they meet our eligibility requirements and are invited to apply.What is the difference between a grant and a sponsorship?Grants generally represent funding support for a given period for an ongoing program or initiative. Sponsorships typically represent financial support for a one-time event or activity.
What are examples of programs currently funded or funded in the past?Our Featured Grants page offers examples of organizations and programs that USA Funds has supported in the past.
What do I do if I have a question not answered on this page?Contact one of our access and outreach program officers.