Sanford Grants

Sanford Programs is excited to announce its Spring 2019 Request for Proposals.

Supported by a generous gift from philanthropist and businessman Denny Sanford, we will award funding for our three signature programs: Harmony, Inspire, and the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy. We welcome applications from the National University System community and affiliate members.

This RFP is and will provide the opportunity to:

  • Develop new partnerships with school districts, schools, postsecondary institutions, non-profit and community-based organizations interested in positive societal change in their communities.
  • Deepen relationships to increase program benefits for teachers and their students, and to strengthen non-profits and community-based organizations that serve their communities.

More information will be available this March.

Successful partners are those who fully implement Sanford programs, using them at scale and with fidelity.

Grant application submission deadline is January 15.

We are currently reviewing applications and anticipate funding decisions will be made in early August. We will reach out to all applicants with an update on their application at that time. Thank you for your continued interest in Sanford Programs and for your patience as we finish the review process.

There are six Funding Opportunities under this RFP. Applicants may apply to more than one opportunity.

  • If you are a potential new partner not currently implementing any Sanford programs,
  • click here
  • If you are you a current Harmony, Inspire or Sanford Institute of Philanthropy partner or affiliate,
  • click here