FAQs

How does our organization apply for a grant?
Please see our Grant Guidelines page for clear instructions on the Mazda Foundation's grant process.

How do we know if our organization is a good fit for the Mazda Foundation's grant program?
Mazda funds non-profit organizations in the areas of education, literacy, social welfare, scientific research, cross-cultural understanding, and environmental conservation. See Programs.

Who decides on the grants, and when are the recipients notified?
The Board of Directors meets in November for decision-making. Applicants will be informed of their status by the end of December.

What are the Mazda Foundation funding levels?
Grants are awarded according to the nature and need of the program. To learn more about our funding levels, click here.

What are the deadlines for proposals?
We only accept applications between May 1 and July 1. Under grant guidelines, you will find a list of the Deadlines for grant applications.

Does the Foundation give grants to individuals?
No, grants are not awarded to individuals, but the Mazda Foundation does award grants to universities and scholarship funds, from which individuals directly benefit.

Can our organization apply for a grant via e-mail?
In an effort to decrease paper waste, the Mazda Foundation will only accept grant applications via email beginning in 2017.