Searle Freedom Trust

Application Guidelines

The Searle Freedom Trust is primarily interested in supporting domestic public policy research. Grant proposals should be submitted online and should include:

  • A project description
  • The project budget
  • The organization’s annual budget
  • Any supporting materials
  • A list of key supporters
  • Evidence of the organization’s non-profit status

The board of the Searle Freedom Trust meets three times per year.  Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis, with deadlines of December 12 for our Spring meeting; April 16 for our Summer meeting; and August 24 for our Winter meeting. Worker freedom proposals will be considered separately.

The Searle Freedom Trust will not typically support the following:

  • Building projects
  • Individuals
  • Organizations that are not non-profit, charitable organizations
  • Organizations that are primarily dependent upon government funds
  • Capital campaigns
  • Endowments

It is the foundation’s policy not to support unspecified overhead costs associated with university research projects.

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