Trustee Directed Grants

It’s the hope of the Foundation to encourage younger generations of the family to participate in the organization’s grantmaking.

In anticipation of the natural changes and diversification of the Foundation’s trustees over time, the Board of Directors of the Elmer L. & Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation developed a discretionary grants program to encourage participation of family members in the work of the Foundation while honoring the interests and values of the founders.

In accordance with the Foundation’s general guidelines, discretionary grants are directed by family members who are trustees, to the Elmer L. & Eleanor J. Andersen Foundation’s traditional program areas within their communities across the country.

Please note that unsolicited proposals for discretionary grants are not accepted. However, unsolicited proposals are accepted to the legacy grants program.

Apply for a Legacy Grant

We only accept open grant applications for our legacy grants program. You can find out if you might be a good fit for that program by learning more about what we do, and taking the eligibility quiz.