The Hearst Foundations support well-established non-profit organizations that address important issues within the foundation's major areas of interest, which are:
Previously funded projects are available at: https://www.hearstfdn.org/grant-recipients-database
The Hearst Foundations DO NOT FUND organizations that are:
The Hearst Foundations DO NOT FUND proposals seeking funding for:
In Limited Cases, the Foundations Fund:
All applications must be submitted via the Hearst Foundations' online application portal. The Hearst Foundations no longer accept applications or materials through the mail. Please refer to the foundation website for links to access the instructions and online application. The Hearst Foundations have a year-round, rolling application process; there are no deadlines. Once submitted, every request goes through an evaluation process by the staff that generally spans four to six weeks. For those organizations being considered for approval by the Board of Directors, a site visit (virtual or in-person) and further due diligence will be conducted. The Board meets to approve grants in March, June, September and December. The average time from proposal submission to grant award is six months.
Award amounts vary by proposal. The minimum grant size is $100,000.