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John Templeton Foundation Grants

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for
Charitable Work, Innovative Projects, and Research

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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John Templeton Foundation

LOI Date:

08/20/21

Deadline Date:

01/21/22 - For Large Grants only; Small Grants have a variable proposal deadline.

Description:

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Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations for charitable work, innovative projects, and research. An online funding inquiry is required prior to applying. Funding is intended for projects in the areas of science and deep questions facing humankind, character virtue development, individual freedom and free markets, exceptional cognitive talent and genius, genetics, and voluntary family planning.

Funding Areas:

  • The Exceptional Cognitive Talent & Genius Funding Area supports programs that aim to recognize and nurture exceptional cognitive talent, especially for those at an early stage of life. This Funding Area also supports research concerning the nature of cognitive genius, including extraordinary creativity, curiosity, and imagination. For more information, see: https://www.templeton.org/funding-areas/exceptional-cognitive-talent-development
  • The Genetics Funding Area seeks to advance genetics research by supporting novel approaches and contrarian projects, especially research that is undervalued by traditional funding sources. For more information, see: https://www.templeton.org/funding-areas/genetics
  • The Voluntary Family Planning Funding Area supports research, programs, and policy development efforts around the world that seek to better understand factors that influence family planning decisions, provide information on and access to family planning methods and strengthen policy related to effective family planning. For more information, see: https://www.templeton.org/funding-areas/voluntary-family-planning

For information on strategic priorities, see the following link: https://www.templeton.org/strategic-priorities

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 171288

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Small Grants are defined as requests for $234,800 (USD) or less.
- Large Grants are defined as requests for more than $234,800 (USD).

Term of Contract:

The grant duration is often up to three years. In rare instances the Foundation may support a project for up to five years. The Foundation will not fund any project for more than five years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Generally, the Foundation funds charitable entities that operate inside and outside of the United States. On rare occasions, it may fund individuals and for-profit companies doing charitable work that is consistent with its tax-exempt status.

The Foundation generally does not fund buildings, renovations, or capital campaigns; direct-service programs; scholarships for college or graduate school; general operating support for organizations; or disaster relief.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant consideration begins with an initial Online Funding Inquiry (OFI) and, if invited, a detailed Full Proposal (FP).

Small Grants:

- OFI Deadline: August 20, 2021
- OFI Decision: October 15, 2021
- FP Deadline: Variable
- Funding Decision: Variable

The Full Proposal stage for small grants is not governed by any specific calendar. Instead, staff will invite Full Proposals with customized due dates that are influenced by the project’s anticipated start date, the internal workload of staff, and budget considerations.

Large Grants:

The Full Proposal for all large grants will be due by January of the following year. All funding decisions for large grants will be communicated by early June.

- OFI deadline: August 20, 2021
- OFI decision: October 15, 2021
- FP deadline: January 21, 2022
- Funding decision: June 10, 2022

More than one OFI may be submitted. You may also submit to both the Small Grant and Large Grant programs.

Funding Areas: https://www.templeton.org/funding-areas
FAQs: https://www.templeton.org/grants/grant-faq
How to Apply: https://www.templeton.org/grants/apply-for-grant
Grants: https://www.templeton.org/grants

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit an Online Funding Inquiry: https://portal.templeton.org/login

For questions, contact:
info@templeton.org

John Templeton Foundation
300 Conshohocken State Road, Suite 500
West Conshohocken, PA 19428 USA
Phone: 610-941-2828 Fax: 610-825-1730

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)   Guam (USA)   Puerto Rico (USA)   Virgin Islands (USA)   Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: Alberta;   British Columbia;   Manitoba;   New Brunswick;   Newfoundland and Labrador;   Northwest Territories;   Nova Scotia;   Nunavut;   Ontario;   Prince Edward Island;   Quebec;   Saskatchewan;   Yukon;

Israel

International country outside of the USA, Israel and Canada.

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