Funding Guidelines


  • The Miranda Lux Foundation, established in 1955, is a private foundation incorporated under California law.
  • The Foundation accepts grant proposals from tax-exempt charitable institutions as defined under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code on a continuing basis.
  • Members of the Board of Trustees meet quarterly to review proposals.

Grantmaking Priorities

  • The Miranda Lux Foundation supports promising proposals for pre-school through junior college programs in the fields of pre-vocational and vocational education.
  • The Foundation also supports innovative academic enrichment, technology training and performing and visual arts programs to help participants develop core job skills.
  • The Foundation limits its grantmaking to nonprofit organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area that serve young people ages 18 and under.

Program Limitations

The Foundation does not:

  • Accept funding requests from individuals, nor does it award loans, scholarships or grants to specific individuals.
  • Assume any obligation to provide continuing support to grantee programs.
  • Make grants for annual drives, fundraising events, operating deficits or endowments.
  • Support sectarian religious activities or sectarian religious facilities.