The Allen Foundation, named in honor of William Webster Allen, operates under the laws of the State of Michigan with offices in Midland. Grants are limited under the terms of the foundation's charter to projects that primarily benefit programs for human nutrition in the areas of health, education, training, and research.


In order to be considered for an Allen Foundation grant, you must be a non-profit organization and be able to provide us with a copy of your Internal Revenue Service certification of 501(c) 3 tax-exempt status. If applying from outside the United States, you must inform us how we can document or confirm that you have your country's counterpart or equivalent of the 501(c)(3) form.


The next "deadline" for submission of proposals is midnight (Eastern Standard Time) on December 31st. Proposals received after this date will be considered for review the following year. The decisions of the board of trustees will be announced by posting the list of organizations winning grants on this website in June of each year. Because of the number of proposals received and the limited resources of the foundation, applicants should never view possible declinations to fund their proposals or delays in reviewing their proposals as judgments on the actual merits of their proposals. The foundation would like to be in a financial position to assist all the hundreds of grant requests that it receives each year, but its resources are unfortunately limited and in many cases have already been committed.




Allen Foundation Inc.

Post Office Box 1606

Midland, Michigan 48641-1606