To maximize its impact, the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation directs its resources towards the focus areas and goals identified by the Board. The Foundation also establishes and continuously monitors key metrics to guide its work, track its progress over time, and help the Foundation adapt its strategies in response to new information and other external factors.

This means that some causes, while very worthwhile, do not fit within the scope of our focus areas.

We work with prospective grantees to determine how an organization or initiative aligns with our funding priorities and welcome new inquiries throughout the year. Given the considerable time and effort required to write a proposal, we do not accept unsolicited proposals. Please do not submit a proposal unless a member of the Foundation’s staff invites you to do so.

We invite you to learn more about our Grant Application Process. You can also contact us for more information.