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03 Nov

Nissan Foundation

  Grant Amount: Not Specified


The Nissan Foundation, which has as its mission “to build community by valuing diversity,”will begin accepting Letters of Intent for the annual grant cycle on October 9.

The Foundation supports projects that promote learning about diverse cultural origins, beliefs, and traditions as an integral aspect of education. The foundation makes grants for educational programs. Projects must demonstrate creative and replicable solutions and establish clear methodology for measuring results.

Previous grants were used to fund museum visit programs for schools, public television stations, science exhibits at children’s museums, music appreciation programs, global classroom projects, interfaith programs, and anti-discrimination programs for teenagers.


All organizations applying for grants through the Nissan Foundation must meet the following requirements:

• Have 501(c)(3) nonprofit status
• Demonstrate experience with populations served
• Have been in existence for more than three years
• Serve communities surrounding Nissan's affiliate locations:

- Southern California
- Middle Tennessee
- Central Mississippi
- Dallas/Ft. Worth
- Detroit
- New York
- Atlanta

In addition, all projects must meet the following criteria:
• Reflect the mission and core values of the Foundation
• Demonstrate creative and replicable solutions
• Establish clear methodology for measuring results

A list of the 2023 funded organizations and projects is available here to give applicants a better idea of the programs typically funded:


  • Arts and Humanities
  • Education / Job Training
  • Other / Miscellaneous
  • Youth / Children and Families