In 2021, over 120 applications were received by the Earl B. and Loraine H Miller Foundation, with approximately $1,800,000 in grants awarded to sixty-eight of those applicants.  In order to be responsive to the needs and challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, our foundation provided the opportunity for grantees to utilize funding for operations.

Types of Support

The Miller Foundation provides funding for the following types of requests for support:


  • Programs
  • Core Operating Support
  • Capacity Building


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For the first time in its 53 year history, all eligible organizations serving at least one of our three specified program areas were invited to apply. New applicants were asked to complete a Letter of Intent to confirm eligibility prior to moving to the full grant application process.


Additonally, the Foundation’s education program area has been expanded to include preschool, elementary, middle and high school. Where we previously focused upon early childhood education through the third grade, we are now seeking to fund organizations serving students through the senior year to better support high-risk youth in underserved areas of the community.

Length of Support

Due to limited available funding, the Foundation will only consider one-year requests for support.

Application Process

Health, Education, and Arts Program Areas

Any eligible nonprofit or organization serving in at least one of the the Foundation’s three program areas, Health, Education, and the Arts, may apply. Please review the proposal criteria and eligibility requirements.


New applicants must complete a Letter of Intent (LOI) for eligibility screening prior to proceeding to the application step of the grants process. Organizations who submitted applications for the 2020/2021 grant cycle need only access their online account and fill out a new application form.


The deadline for 2021 applications is March 29, 2021. All applications must be submitted online by 11:59pm. Applications will not be accepted via fax, email or mail. Please use the new online system and view instructions on our how to apply page.


Letters of Intent must be submitted online by February 8, 2021. Organizations confirmed as eligible will receive notification to proceed to the formal application process by February 20, 2021.


Funding decisions for all three program areas will be announced the week of June 21, 2021. For more information, please contact us or see the proposal review criteria and eligibility requirements.