Eligible applicants must represent or be associated with a nonprofit, 501(c)3 tax exempt organization.
The Foundation gives priority to projects that are in their early years of development and have budgets less than $350,000.
Applicants to Abelard East must be located east of the Mississippi. (Groups located west of the Mississippi may be eligible for support from Abelard West – see their website at www.commoncounsel.org for further information.)
The Foundation primarily supports local organizations. Certain state and regional efforts will be considered that have a strong local organizational membership base.