Arbor Rising supports nonprofit organizations that are:

  • Building a Path Out of Poverty – Making deep investments to support sustained economic mobility for those living in poverty, rather than providing short-term solutions. Our grantees often focus on education, youth development and job training.
  • Second-Stage – At least one full-time staff member and observable program with a modest budget
  • High-potential – Relentless and humble leadership employing a model designed to produce meaningful social outcomes

Historically, our portfolio has been anchored in the NY-NJ-CT area, though in 2024 we will be accepting applications from other regions.  Applicants from any of the lower 48 states will be eligible, but special consideration will be given to nonprofits in the Eastern and Central time zones and those serving mid-size cities or rural areas

In 2023, we ran an open application process for grants distributed in October.  We anticipate running an invitation-only grantmaking process in the spring of 2024 – check back here then for details.