The Olive Tree Foundation

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

About Us

The Olive Tree Foundation 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 children 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 cultural resources.

We will 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.

Please read our guidelines to see if your 501(c)(3) organization is eligible for funding. Contact us for more information.

NOTE: We are no longer accepting grant applications for 2019. Please check back after Jan. 1, 2020.  ALSO: Due to the number of applications we receive, only grantees will be notified of the decision on their proposals.

Our grant recipients dedicate themselves to helping others. Learn more about a few of our previous grantees:

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Projects for Haiti (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)

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

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

Gleaners Food Bank (Detroit, Michigan)

Family Promise of Beaufort County (Bluffton, South Carolina)

MSU Community Music School-Detroit (Detroit, Michigan)