Grants History

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations have awarded more than 3,800 grants throughout the United States since inception in 1952.

The video below depicts the geographic location of our grantmaking in each decade from the 1960s until 2014.  To enlarge the map, please click on the map, then on the YouTube link in the bottom right corner of the map. 

For information on grants from 2012 - 2016, please use the keyword grant search tool below the map.

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Agnes Scott College Agnes Scott College

Installation of campus-wide Wi-Fi and creation of a state-of-the-art multimedia classroom.

Maximum Application Amount:
$250,000.00

Agnes Scott College
Installation of campus-wide Wi-Fi and creation of a state-of-the-art multimedia classroom.
Private Higher Education2013Decatur, GA
Alice Lloyd College Alice Lloyd College

Planning Grant for Campus Center and Strategic Growth Initiative

Maximum Application Amount:
$100,000

Alice Lloyd College

Planning Grant for Campus Center and Strategic Growth Initiative

Private Higher Education2016Pippa Passes, KY
American Academy of Religion American Academy of Religion

To Expand the Undergraduate Religious Literacy Program

Maximum Application Amount:
$160,000

American Academy of Religion
To Expand the Undergraduate Religious Literacy Program
Religious Literacy and Interfaith Leadership2016Atlanta, GA
American Academy on Communication in Healthcare American Academy on Communication in Healthcare

To support recommended activities to sustain and expand the AVDF Health Care grantees learning community.

Maximum Application Amount:
$75,000.00

American Academy on Communication in Healthcare
To support recommended activities to sustain and expand the AVDF Health Care grantees learning community.
Health Care2012Lexington, KY
American Museum of Natural History American Museum of Natural History

Professional development on human brain related science for high school teachers.

Maximum Application Amount:
$200,000.00

American Museum of Natural History
Professional development on human brain related science for high school teachers.
Secondary Education2012New York, NY
American National Red Cross American National Red Cross

For the "Superstrom Sandy" Disaster Relief

Maximum Application Amount:
$25,000.00

American National Red Cross
For the "Superstrom Sandy" Disaster Relief
Other2012Washington, DC
Amherst College Amherst College

Planning grant to seed-fund an instructional technologist position for one year.

Maximum Application Amount:
$100,000.00

Amherst College
Planning grant to seed-fund an instructional technologist position for one year.
Private Higher Education 2014Amherst, MA
Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

Toward construction of a chapel annex.

Maximum Application Amount:
$200,000.00

Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary
Toward construction of a chapel annex.
Religion2012Elkhart, IN
Asbury Theological Seminary Asbury Theological Seminary

For the single student housing development project.

Maximum Application Amount:
$200,000.00

Asbury Theological Seminary
For the single student housing development project.
Religion2012Wilmore, KY
Aspen Institute Aspen Institute

The Arthur Vining Davis Aspen Institute Festival of Ideas Fellows

Maximum Application Amount:
$100,000.00

Aspen Institute
The Arthur Vining Davis Aspen Institute Festival of Ideas Fellows
Other2014Aspen, CO
Aspen Institute - 2016 AVD Aspen Fellows Program Aspen Institute - 2016 AVD Aspen Fellows Program

2016 AVD Aspen Fellows Program

Maximum Application Amount:
$150,000

Aspen Institute - 2016 AVD Aspen Fellows Program
2016 AVD Aspen Fellows Program
Other2016Aspen, CO
Aspen Institute - Center for Native American Youth Aspen Institute - Center for Native American Youth

To fund the 2014 Champions for Change program at the Aspen Institute.

Maximum Application Amount:
$25,000.00

Aspen Institute - Center for Native American Youth
To fund the 2014 Champions for Change program at the Aspen Institute.
Other2014Washington, DC
Aspen Institute - College Excellence Program Aspen Institute - College Excellence Program

For the Institute's College Excellence Program: National Task Force on the College Presidency

Maximum Application Amount:
$250,000.00

Aspen Institute - College Excellence Program
For the Institute's College Excellence Program: National Task Force on the College Presidency
 2014Washington, DC
Aspen Institute - Philanthropy Group - 2014 Aspen Institute - Philanthropy Group - 2014

For support of the Aspen Philanthropy Group & efforts to strengthen the social sector through problem-solving working groups and roundtable discussions, leadership development initiatives and communications and partnerships.

Maximum Application Amount:
$50,000.00

Aspen Institute - Philanthropy Group - 2014
For support of the Aspen Philanthropy Group & efforts to strengthen the social sector through problem-solving working groups and roundtable discussions, leadership development initiatives and communications and partnerships.
Other2014Washington, DC
Aspen Institute - Philanthropy Group - 2015 Aspen Institute - Philanthropy Group - 2015

Membership renewal for support of the Aspen Philanthropy Group & efforts to strengthen the social sector through problem-solving working groups and round-table discussions, leadership development initiatives and communications and partnerships.

Maximum Application Amount:
$50,000.00

Aspen Institute - Philanthropy Group - 2015

Membership renewal for support of the Aspen Philanthropy Group & efforts to strengthen the social sector through problem-solving working groups and round-table discussions, leadership development initiatives and communications and partnerships.

Other2015Washington, DC
Association of American Colleges and Universities Association of American Colleges and Universities

Expanding Capstone Programs at 12 Colleges and Universities

Maximum Application Amount:
$200,000.00

Association of American Colleges and Universities
Expanding Capstone Programs at 12 Colleges and Universities
Private Higher Education2014Washington, DC
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)

Strengthening the HBCU Governance

Maximum Application Amount:
$250,000.00

Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB)
Strengthening the HBCU Governance
Private Higher Education2014Washington, DC
Association of Theological Schools (ATS) Association of Theological Schools (ATS)

Planning grant to perform a thorough analysis of recent work in support of faculty serving in member theological schools and to plan its future work with faculty.

Maximum Application Amount:
$50,000.00

Association of Theological Schools (ATS)
Planning grant to perform a thorough analysis of recent work in support of faculty serving in member theological schools and to plan its future work with faculty.
Religion2014Pittsburgh, PA
Auburn Theological Seminary Auburn Theological Seminary

Equipping Leaders of Faith and Moral Courage; a research project of Auburn's Center for the Study of Theological Education.

Maximum Application Amount:
$200,000.00

Auburn Theological Seminary
Equipping Leaders of Faith and Moral Courage; a research project of Auburn's Center for the Study of Theological Education.
Religion2014New York, NY
Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary

For a media lab in the renovated library.

Maximum Application Amount:
$200,000.00

Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary
For a media lab in the renovated library.
Religion2013Austin, TX

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