Funding Youth Education Today for the Demands We Already Face

The Bradán Lane Foundation is established to contribute to public charities which support underprivileged youth through STEAM education and programs.

Grant Purpose

Special consideration is given to programs with tran-disciplinary approaches and addressing the needs of youth, who are disadvantaged economically, geographically, culturally, environmentally, or through gender conformity expectations. The foundation is in support of programs which help young people become productive, healthy adults.

Our giving strategy focus is:

Funding uses: Individuals and team focused education, skills development, and project centric learning

The Bradán Lane Foundation provides grants to public charities to conduct activities which align with the foundation's described strategy. The Bradán Lane Foundation does not conduct these activities directly.

The Bradán Lane Foundation provides grants to public charities to conduct activities within their facilities or geographic area. The Bradán Lane Foundation does not provide facilities or infrastructure for the public charities' work.

Important Message

Bradán Lane Foundation is a relatively small organization. The entire process is new and we expect there will be some road bumps as we get familiar with receiving, reviewing, and awarding grants.

We keep individual grant awards not to exceed $10,000. This is a positive choice for both the foundation and grant recipients. We understand that not all applicant programs will achieve their goals. We want to work together to make you successful. We also want to work together to learn and improve.

Both the number of grants and the size of grants will change over time.

We are excited to see the impact your education programs make for today's disadvantage youth.

Grant Process

Grant amount: US $1,000 - US $10,000

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications received no layer than 30-September are considered for grants awarded at the end of November.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. The foundation will attempt to notify applicants of errors or omissions in applications, however there is no guarantee the notification will allow for resubmitting within the same grant period.

Applications which fall within the 'ineligibility' list will not be considered

Applications are reviewed by the board of directors. In the event of a larger volume of applications than may reasonably be reviewed by the board, the board will select an independent advisory group to review applications and promote the most appropriate candidates to the board for review and consideration.

The board of directors has the final decision of grant offers.

Priority is given to programs with clear STEAM skills and for youth in the 7 to 19 age range.

Prior to grant distribution, each grant will be required to complete and sign the grant agreement. Additionally, we request grant recipients provide at least one update on the funded program and the impact on the program's goals along with their own assessment of success or failure to meet the goals.

To submit a grant request, please download and complete the grant application form and submit it along with the required and optional supporting documents to gro.noitadnuofenalnadarb@snoitacilppa.

Application Criteria

Grant Requirements:

Bradán Lane Foundation will not make grants to fund: