The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation Grant

From The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation

We support new ideas and approaches to helping people more fully understand how economics can play a role in making their lives, their communities, and the world a more prosperous place.

Grant uses


Foundation’s current funding interest includes but not limited to:

  • Leveraging AI to increase student learning effectiveness and experience
  • Efficient and innovative solutions to reach and serve more people
  • Behavioral economics with a focus on environmental issues
  • Economic education initiatives to under-served communities in the local states
  • On-line competitions
  • Offering future college scholarship to high school students demonstrating financial, economic, and entrepreneurship achievements
  • Marketing capabilities to serve more population in economic education
  • Programs to generate more excitement for economic and financial education
  • Economic education programs in a recently mandated state


Organization's Location
Program Location
Organization Type
Organization Budget And Years
Organization has existed for at least 5 years

The Kazanjian Foundation expects to be one of several funders of a project.


Requests for funding for overhead of indirect costs
10k – 25k


You may receive awards every 24 months.
Step 1: Letter of Inquiry
Application deadlines
Mar 10
Sep 10
Step 2: Full proposal (invite only)
Review Criteria

The Foundation will look most favorably at programs that match grants of support with funds from other organizations, learning institutions, universities, colleges, internal funds, and government sources.

Evaluation Criteria:

  • Significance: Does the proposed project effectively address the key issues aligned with the Foundation’s funding areas with significant reach and impact?
  • Plan of Operation: Is there good potential for the proposed project to reach its stated objectives?
  • Technical Soundness: Does the applicant exhibit a thorough knowledge of current developments in economic education, and are the proposed methodologies and/or implementation designs adequate?
  • Quality of Key Personnel and Reputation of the Institution: The quality of any co-sponsoring institutions will also be considered under this criteria.
  • Budget and Cost Effectiveness: Leveraged uses of Foundation funds along with possible matching sources will be evaluated favorably.
  • Evaluation: All proposals should have an evaluation component. The Foundation is interested in knowing how the project will be measured against its stated objectives.