The Ceres Foundation Grant

From The Ceres Foundation

The Ceres Foundation is dedicated to strengthening communities and changing individual lives by expanding opportunities for disadvantaged youth and vulnerable families, with a focus on sustained impact.

Grant uses


We invest in strong leaders and support organizations that range from small grassroots efforts to more established programs. Our grantees are all united in their passion to create long-term positive change for individuals and families. Ceres funds a mix of innovative and proven models, but all organizations must be able to demonstrate or have a plan to demonstrate measurable outcomes. We fund nonprofit organizations focused on advancing education and employment outcomes for disadvantaged youth through College Access & Success, Career Pathways, and Family Strengthening programs.

Underserved populations include:

  • Low-income youth ages 10-26
  • Foster youth
  • Homeless or formerly homeless
  • Young parents
  • First-generation college students
  • Individuals involved in the justice system
  • Individuals who leave school before graduating
  • Individuals living in LA + Orange County, CA, Washington, DC, and Western MA


Organization's Location
Program Location
CA (Los Angeles County, Orange County), DC, MA (Western Massachusetts)
Organization Type


Scholarships or direct financial awards to individuals
Sectarian activities for religious organizations
Disease-specific initiatives and/or medical research
Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns
Organizations whose primary purpose is to influence legislation
Sponsorship of events, conferences, or meetings
not specified


Step 1: Pre-proposal
Application deadline
Step 2: Full proposal (check website)
Required Attachments
Organizational Budget
Form 990
Audited Financial Statement
Board List