The Firespring Foundation provides support to organizations that reflect the funding priorities described below. Organizations must be designated as a 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS to be eligible for funding and grants.


The Firespring Foundation supports organizations and programs committed to strengthening their communities. In general, we consider program support for organizations that:

  • Explicitly state their intended impact.
  • Have a proven record of accomplishing their goals.
  • Demonstrate financial stability.


The Foundation will not provide funding for:

  • Direct grants to individuals or scholarships to individuals.
  • Political organizations.
  • Sectarian religious activities.
  • Capital campaigns, chairs or endowments.
  • General operating funds for single-disease health groups.
  • Goodwill advertising.