IFCSHE awards grants and scholarships in the area of sex Education/Prevention.

The Foundation’s primary interests within Education include programs that focus on parent, K-12 sex education, teacher development, and higher education.

The Foundation supports a broad range of, sexual abuse prevention education, development programs. Human service programs of particular interest to the Foundation include LBGTQ children and family services, and programs parenting sex education. Youth development programs supported by the Foundation typically include educational programs that supplement and enhance formal sex education to increase the chances for successful outcomes in life and prevent STI and sexual abuse and assault prevention. The Foundation is also interested in programs that attract female and minority students into the fields of human sexuality, sex education/counseling.

The Foundation’s current interests in the area of Health/Medicine include programs that promote the physical and emotional sexual health and well-being of children, programs that promote access to health services that support sexual and emotional health, and Foundation-initiated programs focusing on Comprehensive Sex Education, STI prevention .
Although there are no geographic restrictions to the Foundation’s grantmaking program, the Foundation no longer accepts unsolicited requests for international agencies or programs. While the Foundation occasionally awards grants for operating expenses, capital campaigns, endowments, and international projects, such grants are infrequent and usually initiated by the Foundation. Multiyear grants are rare; most grants are awarded for a one-year period.

How to Apply
IFCSHE does not accepts unsolicited grant proposals. All applicants must complete an electronic Letter of Inquiry from the Web site as the first step. IFCSHE will entertain one electronic Letter of Inquiry (LOI) per organization in a twelve-month period. Organizations that submit unsolicited proposals will receive notification directing them to submit an electronic Letter of Inquiry via the Web site. After reading the remaining application guidelines, you may click on the link at the bottom of the page to begin.

Grants are made to nonprofit organizations certified as tax exempt under Sections 501(c)(3) or 170(c) of the Internal Revenue Code and are classified as “not a private foundation” under Section 509(a). Scholarships, fellowships, or grants to individuals for LBGTQ inclusive sex education and health . Hospitals, educational institutions, and governmental institutions meeting these requirements are eligible to apply. Organizations that have completed and filed Form 1023 but not yet received an IRS determination letter are not eligible to apply.


As a general practice, IFCSHE refrains from funding:

  • Annual funds, galas, or other special-event fundraising activities
  • Capital campaigns/renovation projects
  • Debt reduction
  • Emergency or disaster relief efforts
  • Dissertations or student research projects
  • Indirect/administrative costs
  • Sectarian religious activities, political lobbying, or legislative activities
  • Institutions that discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, or sexual orientation in policy or in practice
  • Unsolicited requests for international organizations or programs