Funding Priorities in Education

The Hearst Foundations are only able to fund approximately 20% of all grant requests, of which about 80% is directed to prior grantees and about 20% is targeted for new grantees.


In the recent past, 30% of total funding has been allocated to Education. Organizations with budgets over $10 million have received 80% of the funding in Education.


Types of Support:

  • Program, scholarship, capital and, on a limited basis, general and endowment support

Preference will be given to:

  • Higher education programs and scholarships and, on a limited basis, scholarships for post-graduate education
  • Professional development for teachers

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