The Paul M. Angell Family Foundation makes grants in three priority areas: Conservation, Performing Arts and Social Causes.
The primary focus of the Foundation’s grant making in Conservation is the protection of the world’s oceans and species. The Foundation is interested in site-specific projects designed to improve the health of ocean habitats and to enhance their ability to withstand the challenges of climate change. In addition, the Foundation supports efforts to fund species protection, particularly regarding the seas’ apex predators. Eligible projects include research, conservation and/or restoration. Grants for other types of water-related conservation efforts may be considered on a limited basis.
The goal of the Performing Arts program is to support the presentation and propagation of performing arts events, focusing on classical music and theater. Grantee organizations include performers, presenters (including broadcasters) and educators. We are currently considering grants to the Chicago area, the Mid-Atlantic Region (from Washington, D.C. north to Wilmington, DE) and the Cleveland area.
The goal of the Foundation’s grant making in Social Causes is to support efforts to address the root causes of poverty and inequality, particularly in urban areas. Priority will be given to programs that emphasize evidence-based early intervention and prevention approaches. The Foundation seeks to support efforts designed to help alter the life trajectories of socioeconomically disadvantaged individuals and families. Specific areas of interest include early childhood education, teenage pregnancy prevention, school completion for at-risk youth, workforce preparedness, and African-American male achievement. Although not limited exclusively to Chicago, grant making in Social Causes will focus on the Chicago area.
Types of Support
- General Operating
This is the most flexible type of grant. Funds may be applied in any manner in which the organization sees fit, subject to its mission.
- Program/Project Grants
These grants are targeted to a specific program or goal. Applicants must submit a program budget and narrative to support their applications.
Education grants support programs which disseminate information crucial to the organization’s mission. They may include, but are not necessarily limited to: lectures, demonstrations, workshops, guided tours, exhibitions, and distribution of printed or online materials.
The Foundation will NOT provide grants for:
- Religious institutions or other nonprofit organizations affiliated with a religion.
- Debt reduction
- Fundraising events
Applicants must have a 501(c)(3) determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service and be designated as a public charity.