The Buell Foundation’s funding is directed primarily toward women & girls and/or environmental organizations with a particular emphasis on programs aimed at:
- creating an awareness of social responsibility
- promoting civic participation
- leadership development
- activism training
Our funding is mostly confined to the San Francisco Bay region. We fund only 501(c)(3) organizations. In general, we do not support direct service programs unless they have a training/leadership development component.
As a rule, we do not fund the following:
- capital campaigns
- international programs
- health services
- drug or alcohol rehabilitation
- film or video projects
Due to limited resources and staffing, we are no longer accepting unsolicited proposals. You may send a two-page letter of inquiry that describes your program’s objectives and funding needs. We will contact you if a formal proposal is needed to help us evaluate your program.