The B.A. Rudolph Foundation is now reviewing requests for sponsorship, donations, or grants through the new Sponsorship and Grants fund.

Requests can be submitted year-round and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. There is no funding minimum or maximum. Funds can be used to support organizations, groups, events, projects or programs which are consistent with the mission and values of the B.A. Rudolph Foundation (provided they are used in accord with the Foundation’s Bylaws, see below). At this time, we are not accepting sponsorship or grant proposals for costs related to tuition or internships, as we currently support those efforts through our Undergraduate Public Service, Graduate Public Service, STEM, and Clinton School of Public Service scholarship opportunities. The B.A. Rudolph Foundation is committed to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly dedicated to reaching and supporting a broad spectrum of qualified women who have diverse backgrounds, experiences, ability and perspectives. Read about our 2016 Sponsorship and Grant recipients.

To request funding, submit a proposal (PDF files only) answering the following questions (numbered and in this order, please) to Please give us as much time as possible to review your request. If you have questions, you may also submit them to the same email address.

Request for Sponsorship, Donation or Grant

[Organization’s letterhead, if applicable] [Title, Organization, Contact person’s name, email address and phone number]
  1. Please provide background and a description of the program or organization. (250 words or less)
  2. How does the program benefit women and/or the community? (200 words or less)
  3. Please describe your funding needs, including how much is needed/requested, other resources or fundraising strategies, and how the funds will be used. (200 words or less)
  4. Is there a deadline by which funds are needed?

Excerpt from Bylaws, Article 2. Purpose, 2.1 Authorized Activities:

“The Corporation is organized as a nonstock corporation exclusively for the following purposes:  To provide a progressive source of funding to advance and enrich the lives of women and girls through educational and general support.  This funding can take the form of internship stipends, academic scholarships, micro enterprise, assistance to battered or impoverished women, reproductive support (including, but not limited to, abortion), support for women artists, those seeking higher education, and organizations with progressive mandates.”

Excerpt from Bylaws, Article 2. Purpose, 2.2 Restrictions on Activities:

“The Corporation’s primary activity shall not consist of performing particular services for individual persons.  Except as otherwise provided by Section 501(h) of the Code, no substantial part of the activities of the Corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting, to influence legislation.  The Corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distributing of statements), any political campaign on behalf of (or in opposition to) any candidate for public office.”