The Olive Tree Foundation

Extending our gifts, talents and resources for the betterment of our community

About Us

The Olive Tree Foundation, Inc. is a private, independent philanthropy committed to extending our gifts, talents, and resources for the betterment of our communities.

We have been making grants to U.S.-based nonprofits since 1997 because we believe people should have access to basic necessities, such as food, shelter, and clothing along with books that teach them to dream and opportunities that help them live out those dreams. We value education, family, neighborhoods, and literary, arts, and other cultural resources.

We carry out our mission by making distributions to support organizations that establish, maintain, and make accessible these opportunities and assist in improving quality of life in their communities.

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020 grant-making cycle. 

Please read our guidelines to see if your tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization is eligible for funding. Visit How to Apply for additional information and a link to the application. Contact us for more information.

Our grant recipients dedicate themselves to helping others by bettering our communities. Learn more about some of our previous grantees:

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater (New York, New York)

Baltimore Urban Debate League (Baltimore, Maryland)

Doctors without Borders (New York, New York)

Dominican Literacy Center (Detroit, Michigan)

Family Promise of Beaufort County (Bluffton, South Carolina)

Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan (Detroit, Michigan)

MSU Community Music School-Detroit (Detroit, Michigan)

P4H Global (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)

Thornwell Home and School for Children (Clinton, South Carolina)