Funding Areas

Special Initiatives

Special Initiatives

Special Initiatives are one of three current funding areas for JSMF. These grants represent projects closely related to JSMF programmatic interests that allow JSMF to pursue unusual opportunities. Special Initiatives represent a small fraction of JSMF annual giving.



Grants Available in this Program Area


Special Initiatives

Status: Inactive (Legacy Program)

Important: These grants do not have an open RFA or formal letter of intent process. Instead, these are foundation initiated grants.

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The James S. McDonnell Foundation
1034 S. Brentwood Blvd., Ste 1850
Saint Louis, MO 63117
Phone: 314-721-1532