The Henry Mayo Newhall Foundation, established in 1963, is a private foundation incorporated under California law.
Mission and Geographic Focus
The mission of the Foundation is to improve the quality of life within the communities associated with the career and legacy of California pioneer Henry Mayo Newhall. These communities include San Francisco, the Santa Clarita Valley of Los Angeles County and the Santa Maria Valley in central California.
The Foundation accepts grant proposals only from nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable institutions as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation does not award grants, loans or scholarships to individuals.
The Foundation accepts proposals on a continuing basis for the following program priorities:
- Academic and cultural enrichment programs for children and youth (e.g., math and science; fine and visual arts; performing arts; computer literacy; tutoring and mentoring).
- Agriculture, animal welfare and conservation programs.
- College scholarship programs.
- Historical preservation programs.
- Outreach programs for the disadvantaged (e.g., homeless shelters, food banks, health centers, domestic violence shelters, care for the elderly).
Term and Amount of Grants
Grants are typically awarded for one year in the range of $5,000 to $20,000 and may be renewed based on grantee performance and program effectiveness. The Foundation does not assume any obligation to provide continuing support to grantees beyond the initial grant.
The Foundation prefers to award matching or challenge grants that leverage its support with funding from other donors.
The Foundation will consider requests for multi-year funding to facilitate effective program planning by supported institutions.