Deanna Maran Foundation scholarships and grants are made possible
by gifts from our supporters.
Scholarships for graduating seniors are offered to students at Long
Beach Polytechnic High School and Santa Monica High School. Please
contact your guidance counselor for an application.
The Deanna Maran Foundation offers grants of up to $500
to students and K-12 classroom teachers for implementing projects
in their schools and communities. Proposals from other educators
such as community organizations and churches will be considered
on the basis of direct student impact.
Types of projects funded by The Deanna Maran Foundation
* small-scale, resourceful and student-focused, promoting non-violence,
peacemaking, community service or any other aspect of non-violence
* clearly defined, well-integrated and tailored to the specified
needs and interests of particular learners and their communities;
* economically responsible, involving staff participation, community
volunteers and in-kind contributions wherever possible;
* sustainable in some way, rather than one-time-only events or
The Deanna Maran Foundation for Non-Violence generally funds projects
that promise the most direct and immediate student impact. For this
reason, salaries, stipends, presenter fees, overhead costs, travel
expenses, food items and computer hardware are not normally within
the realm of funding.
When a Deanna Maran Foundation grant is a fraction of a much larger
proposal, or is sought to underwrite the cost of other tolerance-related
programs, funding is unlikely.
Submitting Grant Proposals
* There is no deadline for proposals;
* Grants are restricted to one per applicant or school per school
* Grants are not renewable;
* Application materials are non-returnable;
* All proposals must be submitted using the Deanna Maran Foundation
Non-Violence Grant Application Form and should contain
1. A contact person (one person only, please)
2. A detailed budget
3. A one-to-two page (maximum) narrative
If your proposal is accepted, you will be asked to submit a report
telling how the project was implemented and the effect it had on
your school and community. We assume permission to write (or ask
you to write) about your project for possible publication in Deanna
Maran Foundation for Non-Violence materials and website.
We will respond in writing to all applicants. Applications are reviewed annually in April.
Download an application (pdf)
Complete the application, then mail it with the required
Deanna Maran Foundation for Non-Violence Grants
P.O. Box 7037
San Carlos, CA 94070