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 AVDF staff is no longer inviting new grant proposals through 2016. The next deadline for Letters of Interest (LOIs) and proposals will be November 1, 2017, unless our strategic plan calls for specific unsolicited grant proposals in the interim.