Nonprofit Grants

Through State Street Foundation, State Street’s charitable arm, we make grants to nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations in 26 countries. The Foundation’s primary strategic focus is education and workforce development.

We believe the most effective way to improve the overall well-being of our communities is to help disadvantaged individuals earn and make a living. By keeping a sharp focus on education and work, we’ll bring lasting economic benefits to the communities where we live and work.

Since 2010, the Foundation’s Impact Framework has guided our investing in high-performing nonprofits that are providing measurable results in the following categories:

  • Education
  • Job-readiness
  • College success
  • Credentials
  • Work experience
  • Employment

Our funding strategy serves disadvantaged populations and aligns with State Street’s talent and diversity goals.

Could You Qualify For a Grant?

To be considered for our grants, please read our guidelines to see if your organization qualifies for funding. Once you’ve determined you’re eligible, please find your location below for steps to apply.

In the US

Returning Grantees

Organizations that have received funding from State Street Foundation, Inc. within the past two years complete a one‐step application, Full Grant Application (FGA). A FGA may be submitted at any time. Typically an applicant will receive a funding decision within 12 weeks.

New Grantees

There is a two‐step process for organizations that have not received funding from State Street Foundation, Inc. within the past two years.

  • Step One: Complete a Preliminary Grant Application (PGA). A PGA may be submitted at any time. Typically an applicant will receive a response about whether to proceed to Step Two within eight weeks.
  • Step Two: A Secondary Grant Application (SGA) must be submitted within four weeks of a PGA approval. Typically an applicant will receive a SGA funding decision within 12 weeks.

The response schedule is provided as a guide, but is not a guarantee as it is dependent on many factors, including application volume, due diligence, and meeting schedules. To start a grant application, please click here.

In Canada, Europe, and the Middle East

To begin your grant request, please complete a Preliminary Grant Application, which you can access in English, French, German, Italian and Polish.

Once you complete your application, email it to statestreet@cafonline.org for consideration. 

In Asia Pacific

To begin your grant request, please complete a Preliminary Grant Application, accessible in English.

Once you complete your application, email it to statestreet@give2asia.org.

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