Impacting Families in Our Communities

For Grantseekers

Important Dates

2018 Grant Deadlines will be Announced

Our New Strategic Direction

2018 will be an exciting time! We re-affirmed our long-standing commitment to strengthen families and improve communities in which O’Neill family members live, streamlined our grantmaking process, and shortened our grant applications -- all to increase impact among families.
Our responsive grantmaking process will focus on Health & Well-Being, Educational Success, and Homelessness. We are also updating our strategic Deep Impact Grantmaking Program, applying a 2Gen framework to Educational Success and Health & Well-Being initiatives. This will allow the Foundation’s staff and O’Neill family members to establish long-term, strategic partnerships with nonprofits, members of the philanthropic community and government to yield long-term, transformational change.  
What Influenced Our Decision
Our grantmaking strategy reflects our research collected throughout an extensive year-long internal and external review process. We drew on the experiences of organizations that have seen measurable changes within their communities and reviewed best practices for foundations that engage in transformational leadership – both through grant and non-grant related activities. 
How to Learn More 
1. Read about the specific changes on other pages of our website. 
2. Follow us on Twitter (@oneillfdn) and Facebook (@oneillfoundation).
3. Join us for a webinar in late January 2018.