Grants

The David Bohnett Foundation has contributed more than $100 million in grants to socially active organizations. When applying for a grant, please follow our stated grant guidelines as unsolicited grants that do not fall within those guidelines will not be accepted.

For more information about eligibility, please contact Paul Moore at paul@bohnett.com.

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Leadership Initiatives: all yearsTotal: $ 6,646,232

ACLU Foundation of Southern California$3,000
Aug 14, 2014Bill of Rights Dinner $1,000
Aug 14, 2014Bill of Rights Dinner $1,000
Jun 11, 2013Bill of Rights Dinner $1,000
ACORN - Los Angeles$5,000
May 11, 2001Voter Registration Project $5,000
Arizona Human Rights Foundation$5,042
Sep 29, 2006General Support $5,042
Boston College Law School$55,000
Dec 15, 2016Forum on Philanthropy and the Public Good $30,000
Feb 24, 2015Philanthropy and the Public Good $25,000
Brave New Foundation$2,500
Nov 22, 2010General Support $2,500
California Calls$15,000
Aug 30, 2011California Calls $10,000
Apr 19, 2010California Alliance $5,000
California Calls Education Fund$35,000
Aug 3, 2016Research to change the narrative on reforming Prop 13 $35,000
California Freedom to Marry Coalition / Tides Center$10,000
Sep 29, 2004General $5,000
Oct 21, 2003General $5,000
California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc. (CRLA)$3,500
Dec 16, 2014May 22, 2014 LA Reception $3,500
Carr Center For Human Rights Policy / Harvard Kennedy School$25,000
Jun 28, 2018General Support for the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy $25,000
Center for Civic Participation$25,000
Aug 17, 2004National Voice / November 2nd $25,000
Center for the Study of Political Graphics - CSPG$8,000
Sep 19, 2011CSPG Annual Party Auction $1,000
Oct 6, 2009CSPG Annual Party Auction $1,000
Aug 21, 2008CSPG Annual Party Auction $1,000
Sep 7, 2007CSPG Annual Party Auction $1,000
Aug 7, 2006CSPG 17th Anniversary Party Auction $1,000
Aug 18, 2005Celebrate the Art of Resistance CSPG Dinner and Art Auction $1,000
Sep 28, 200410/2/04 15th Anniversary $1,000
Aug 21, 20039/18/03 Connect the Dots Event $1,000
City HRC Trust Fund$1,500
Jun 24, 2011City HRC Angel Awards $1,500
Common Cause Education Fund NY$1,000
Sep 27, 20112011 Dinner $1,000
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation$25,000
Jun 16, 2010Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Internship Program $25,000
Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute - CHCI$100,000
Feb 21, 20132013 Summer Congressional Internship Program $25,000
Apr 9, 20122012 Summer Congressional Internship Program $25,000
May 25, 20112011 Summer Congressional Internship Program $25,000
May 11, 20102010 Summer Congressional Internship Program $25,000
Coro Southern California Inc$3,000
Mar 3, 2017Crystal Eagle Awards 2017 $1,500
Mar 31, 2015Annual Crystal Eagle Awards $1,500
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund$63,000
May 21, 2009DREDF 30th Anniversary Gala $1,000
Mar 26, 2008Disability Rights 2.0 - Engineering Opportunity $3,000
Mar 28, 2007Reinventing the Wheel $3,000
Aug 23, 2006Zeitgeist Party $2,500
Oct 21, 2005Annual Fundraising $1,000
Apr 14, 2005DREDF 25th Anniversary Gala $1,500
Apr 30, 2004Accessible Voting Systems Project $25,000
Aug 6, 20038/12/03 - DREDF Annual Gala $1,000
Apr 25, 2003Accessible Voting Systems Project $25,000
Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate$503,000
Mar 23, 2011Inaugural Gala $3,000
Aug 10, 2009For the planning and construction of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate ($500,000 over 4 years)$500,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation - EFF$25,000
May 17, 2006The David Bohnett Digital Innovation and Fair Use Fund $25,000
Equality California Institute$50,000
Nov 10, 2006Coalition Building and Equality Councils $40,000
Jan 7, 20022002 CAPE Los Angeles Dinner 2/3/02 $10,000
Equality Federation Institute$5,000
Jul 24, 2007Summer Meeting $5,000
Equality Virginia Education Fund$10,042
Apr 23, 2008General Operating Support $5,000
Sep 29, 2006General Support $5,042
Fair Wisconsin Education Fund$58,133
Sep 2, 2008Action Network $10,000
Sep 29, 2006General Support $48,133
Freedom To Marry, Inc.$1,000
Oct 9, 2003Inaugural Washington Reception on 10/21/2003 $1,000
Gay & Lesbian Victory Institute$60,000
Apr 2, 2013David Bohnett Victory Congressional Fellow ($60,000 over 2 years)$60,000
George Washington University$500
Nov 18, 2011The George Washington University - ASB: NYC $500
Huffington Post Investigative Fund$25,000
Jul 27, 2010Public Interest Journalism $25,000
Human Rights Campaign Foundation$175,000
Jan 27, 2003Historical Black Colleges and Univ Organizing Pilot Project - 2 yrs ($75,000 over 2 years)$75,000
May 12, 2000Funding for FamilyNet and Voter Registration/Get Out The Vote 2000 ($100,000 over 2 years)$100,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc.$7,000
Aug 14, 2014Voices for Justice $3,500
Aug 14, 2014Voices for Justice $3,500
Idaho Women's Network Research & Education Fund$5,042
Sep 29, 2006General Support $5,042
LASEC$25,000
Jun 11, 2007US Conference of Mayors 2007 $25,000
Liberty Education Forum$30,000
Mar 12, 20092009 LEF Symposium $5,000
Mar 20, 20082008 LEF National Symposium $5,000
Apr 3, 20072007 LEF Symposium $5,000
Sep 27, 2006Kameny Papers Project $5,000
Apr 12, 20062006 Convention and Symposium, Keynote Address sponsorship $5,000
Mar 2, 2006Call To Duty Tour $5,000
Liberty Hill Foundation$163,644
Mar 19, 201028th Annual Upton Sinclair Awards $1,500
Feb 9, 200927th Annual Upton Sinclair Awards $1,500
Mar 11, 200826th Annual Upton Sinclair Awards Dinner $1,500
Mar 22, 2007Hattoy Memorial Fund $5,000
Jan 18, 20067th Annual Lesbian & Gay Community Fund Fundraiser $10,000
Sep 16, 2005Seed Fund and LibertyVote! $25,000
Feb 1, 200523rd Annual Upton Sinclair Dinner $3,000
Apr 30, 2004The Seed Fund $25,000
Apr 12, 200422nd Annual Upton Sinclair Dinner $2,050
Apr 25, 2003The Seed Fund $20,000
Mar 20, 2003Upton Sinclair Dinner on 6/2/2003 $1,500
Mar 22, 200220th Annual Upton Sinclair Dinner $1,000
Jan 31, 2002Request for $50,000 for their Fund for Los Angeles (FNLA) and Seed Fund grantmaking programs. $25,000
Apr 24, 2001General $1,500
Jan 30, 2001General $8,994
May 12, 2000Fund for a New Los Angeles and Seed Fund grantmaking $25,000
Mar 31, 2000Upton Sinclair Dinner $2,500
Jan 21, 2000Event Support $3,600
Los Angeles Service Academy$2,500
Nov 24, 2015Los Angeles Service Academy $2,500
LTSC Community Development Corporation$5,000
Jan 12, 2001Voter Registration and Education activities at the Little Tokyo Resident Organizing Project $5,000
Marriage Equality California$2,500
Feb 4, 2004Vote for Equality! campaign support $2,500
Millenium March on Washington$10,000
Feb 25, 2000Voter Registration Activities for Millenium March on Washington $10,000
National Voice / Tides Center$250
Sep 1, 2004Housewarming fundraising event $250
NYU Wagner$1,637,665
Aug 25, 2017David Bohnett Public Service Fellowship ($600,184 over 3 years)$600,184
Jun 2, 2017US Conference of Mayors Internship $10,000
Feb 19, 2014The David Bohnett Public Service Fellowship at NYU Wagner ($308,336 over 3 years)$308,336
Jul 1, 2008David Bohnett Public Service Fellowships at NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service ($719,145 over 6 years)$719,145
OffTheBus.net$45,000
Jul 3, 2008OffTheBus.net $25,000
Nov 29, 2007General Support for OffTheBus.net project $10,000
Jul 25, 2007General Support for OffTheBus.net project $10,000
People for the American Way Foundation$251,800
Oct 4, 201130th Anniversary Celebration $30,000
Feb 11, 2008YEO 2008 National Convening $50,000
Aug 3, 2007Spirit of Liberty $5,000
Apr 20, 2007Spirit of Liberty $5,000
Nov 10, 2006PFAW Foundation's LGBT Work $40,000
Sep 28, 2006Celebrating the Spirit of Liberty $10,000
Nov 16, 20052005 Spirit of Liberty Celebration, honoring Jonathan Lewis $10,000
Aug 16, 20042004 Spirit of Liberty Awards $2,000
Aug 29, 20032003 Spirit of Liberty Awards $10,000
Aug 16, 20029/21/02 Norman Lears bday celebration $2,500
Jan 31, 2002Request for general operating and programmatic support. $35,000
Sep 27, 2000General $2,000
Jun 30, 2000Supreme Court Project $50,000
Nov 1, 1999General $300
Planned Parenthood Los Angeles$125,000
May 17, 2006The Campaign for the Advancement of Reproductive Health ($100,000 over 2 years)$100,000
Aug 20, 2004Planned Parenthood Voter Education and Advocacy Project $25,000
Project Vote$25,000
Oct 13, 2004General $25,000
Proteus Fund$100,000
Mar 23, 2006Civil Marriage Collaborative $100,000
Public Knowledge$50,000
Feb 29, 2012Public Knowledge $25,000
Aug 31, 2010Public Knowledge General Support $25,000
Rock The Vote$50,000
May 12, 2000Take Pride, Rock The Vote. $50,000
Santa Monica College Foundation$500
Sep 8, 2010Public Policy Institute $500
Servicemembers Legal Defense Network$5,000
May 4, 200614th Annual National Dinner & Silent Auction and Fourth Annual Lobby Day $5,000
South Carolina Equality Coalition$5,042
Sep 29, 2006General Support $5,042
Stonewall Democracy Fund$15,000
Sep 27, 2011Matching Project Support $15,000
Third Way Institute$50,000
Nov 30, 2006Gay Equality Messaging Initiative $25,000
May 1, 2006Gay Equality Messaging Initiative $25,000
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs$1,408,074
May 15, 2016David Bohnett Fellowships: Los Angeles City Mayor's Fellowship Program at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs ($371,230 over 3 years)$371,230
Jan 18, 20162016 UC Advocacy Days $5,000
Nov 4, 2015David Bohnett Fellowships: Los Angeles City Mayor's Fellowship Program at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs $23,000
Jul 21, 2015Franklin D. Gilliam Jr. Social Justice Award $5,000
Jan 24, 2015Student Development Workshop $5,000
Aug 13, 2013Student Development Workshop $5,000
May 15, 2013David Bohnett Fellowships: Los Angeles City Mayor's Fellowship Program at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs ($369,960 over 3 years)$369,960
Nov 20, 2009David Bohnett Fellowships: Los Angeles City Mayor's Fellowship Program at the UCLA School of Public Affairs ($370,000 over 3 years)$370,000
Oct 11, 2006David Bohnett Fellows: The Los Angeles City Mayor's Fellowship Program at the UCLA School of Public Affairs ($253,884 over 3 years)$253,884
University Of Michigan Ford School of Public Policy$1,289,000
Mar 19, 2018US Conference of Mayors Summer Internship $10,000
Mar 14, 2016David Bohnett Foundation Leadership and Public Service Fellowships ($626,500 over 2 years)$626,500
Sep 22, 2014Bohnett Fellow Detroit Summit $2,500
Mar 14, 2013David Bohnett Fellows Program - University of Michigan / Ford School ($374,000 over 3 years)$374,000
May 10, 2010David Bohnett Public Service Fellowship ($276,000 over 3 years)$276,000
Vital Voices$20,000
May 21, 2004General $10,000
Jul 23, 2002General $10,000
Zócalo Public Square$20,000
Nov 15, 2012General Operating Funds $20,000