Nearly 65 years ago, the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations were founded to provide philanthropic support to strengthen America's “religious, charitable, scientific, literary and educational" organizations.
In early 2014, the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations began a strategic review of our past and current philanthropic priorities. During 2015 and 2016, the trustees will engage with thought leaders to explore future possibilities in current program areas as well as new opportunities in medicine and health and the environment. We will emphasize the themes of leadership, excellence and innovation across all programs.
The Foundations are currently open to grant proposals in private higher education, public educational media and religious literacy and interfaith leadership. Please refer to each program area for specific criteria for grant proposals.