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We award grants through a competitive, invitation-only process in the areas of College Readiness & Completion and Integrative Medicine.
The Scheidel Foundation seeks to help low-income individuals, often first-in-their-family (“first generation”), to get to and through college and be prepared to enter a career that can lead to middle-class earnings.
The Scheidel Foundation will consider support for programs that meet the following criteria:
We are particularly interested in programs that:
We will only consider programs that regularly measure results. While organizations may track a variety of student outcomes on the path toward getting to and/or through college, we are most interested in the following:
Click here to learn more about what we seek to support for College Readiness and Completion.
Integrative Cancer Care combines the best of western medicine and evidence-based complementary approaches and lifestyle practices to achieve optimal health and healing for individuals living with cancer. This holistic approach:
The Scheidel Foundation invests in the evolution of the field of integrative cancer care, enabling individuals who live with cancer and their families to experience the potential for extended life with greater depth and quality.
The encouragement of personal involvement and growth among our Board members in their own areas of interest is important to us. Each Trustee or designated individual is invited to recommend their charities of choice to the other Board members. In addition, a small number of Legacy grants are made each year to organizations with ties to our late founder, Herbert Scheidel. We also provide a limited number of grants to respond to humanitarian and environmental emergencies as needed. These grant-making areas may fall outside the Foundation’s focus areas and/or geographic regions.
Visit our Grant Highlights page to see some of our typical grants.