Make every citizen interaction with your program count
Respond to the growing demand for assessments
Resolve benefit disputes with a nonjudicial approach
Modernize your program, adapt to changing needs
Make services easier to access, ensure program integrity
Funding nonprofits that promote personal growth and community development
Grants are awarded only to organizations that attest that they do not discriminate by race, ethnicity, creed, religious affiliation, gender or national origin. Grants are not generally awarded to: individuals; advertising, ticket events or dinner programs; political causes or candidates; endowments or capital campaigns.
The MAXIMUS Foundation does not accept unsolicited applications. Past grantees remain eligible for consideration and need not submit an application.
MAXIMUS employees who have donated to the MAXIMUS Foundation in the past calendar year may nominate an eligible organization for consideration. MAXIMUS employees wishing to do so may contact the MAXIMUS Foundation.
Nominated nonprofits will receive a personalized link to an application. We strictly require a 501(c)3 determination letter, audited financials from within the past two years, and alignment with the MAXIMUS Foundation's mission.
We support three primary focus areas in our grantmaking:
Youth and Children Development: Priority is given to programs that serve disadvantaged or low-income youth. Program areas may include but are not limited to:
Child Abuse Prevention and Supportive Services
Child Hunger and Nutrition Services
Enrichment and Education Programs
Community Development: Support is given to programs that focus on community development and redevelopment through supportive services to low-income households and communities. Program areas may include but are not limited to:
Homelessness Prevention and Supportive Services
Veterans Supportive Services
Jobs and Training Programs
Healthcare: Support is given to healthcare programs that promote access and services to low-income individuals and families, including but not limited to programs that support:
Physical and Developmental Disabilities
HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care
The Foundation supports IRS-registered, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organizations in the United States that extend the mission of the company and share our commitment in helping disadvantaged populations and underserved communities.
Grants are not considered for individuals; advertising, ticket events or dinner programs; political causes or candidates; endowments; or capital campaigns.
There is no steadfast rule as to how much the Foundation may award an organization.
Yes, the Foundation may make an award for general operating funds. Grant fund use will be discussed between the Foundation and the nonprofit at the time of the award.
In an effort to ensure the broadest response to the needs of our communities, the Foundation will award an organization only once a year.
The caring and compassionate staff here at MAXIMUS have a history of coming to the aid of individuals and families who are the victims of natural and other disasters. During those difficult times, the Foundation has organized special collections and raised funds for disaster relief initiatives.
The Foundation makes annual awards during the spring each calendar year.
The Foundation does not accept unsolicited applications.
Congratulations on being nominated by a MAXIMUS employee! Your notice includes a personalized link for your application. Please note that you must meet our eligibility requirements, including a 501(c)3 determination letter, recently audited financials from within the past two years, and share the mission of the Foundation through your work.
Applications from nominated organizations receive by August 31 will be considered in the following year's grant cycle. For example, if your organization is nominated by an employee and you submit your application by August 31, 2019, you may be considered for the 2020 award cycle. If you submit your application after August 31, 2019, you will not be eligible for consideration until the 2021 award cycle.
No, the Foundation does not accept proposals via email, postal service or fax.
No. We require a federal tax-exempt letter (your “501(c)(3) letter”). If you need a copy of your 501(c)(3) letter, contact the IRS at 877.829.5500.
Given the growing competition for grant awards, organizations may not apply under another’s 501(c)(3) distinction.
Online application submission must include all necessary documents. You may save the application and return to it for submission when all of the necessary documents are ready.
Audited financials from within the past two years are strictly required.
All organizations will receive notification that your application has been received upon which the Foundation staff and Board of Directors will review your materials. Within a calendar year of your submission, you will be informed of the Board's decision to include you as a prospective grantee for future possible funding, or if your application was denied for inclusion. Only awarded nonprofits will be contacted about their funding award following the spring grant cycle.
If your organization's nominated application was rejected, you may only be re-considered if:
We are re-building our online grant management system to adapt to our revised giving approach. Directions will become available following the system implementation.
Organizations that are awarded a grant will be provided an online impact report. Grants will be awarded in the spring of each calendar year. Impact reports will be due by December 31 of the corresponding year.
For grants awarded prior to July 2019:
The MAXIMUS Foundation Impact Report (Word doc) requests information about the effects, if any, from your MAXIMUS Foundation grant. Questions include:
Current MAXIMUS employees who have donated at least $1 in the past calendar year may nominate an eligible nonprofit for consideration. To do so, please contact the MAXIMUS Foundation for next steps.
You may find your current rate of payroll deduction by visiting Deltek Time & Expense and selecting the Self-Service tab. Under Payroll & Benefits, select Payroll Checks and look under Deductions on your paystub for "Charitable Foundation."
All eligible MAXIMUS employees will receive an online survey via email by February each year to submit their vote. To be eligible, you must be a current MAXIMUS employee who donated at least $1 via payroll to the MAXIMUS Foundation in the previous calendar year.