University of Iowa

Waitt Family Foundation


Telephone Number 
(858) 551-4400
Fax Number 
(858) 551-6871
P.O. Box 1948
La Jolla, CA 92038
United States

Grant Information


The foundation believes that every child and family should have the opportunity to choose their own futures and succeed in fulfilling their dreams. To that end, the foundation seeks to: Empower Communities - enhance the capacity of communities to promote positive social change supportive of families; Leverage Partnerships - partner with projects that show promise and are widely applicable; and Communicate Ideas - help in the dissemination of new ideas to communities and families that will help them plan in the present for a better future.

Sample Grants 

Boys and Girls Home and Family Services, $1,000; Briar Cliff College Social Work Department, $5,000; Camp Foster YMCA of the Okobojis, $2,000; The Catholic School Foundation of the Diocese of Sioux City, $10,000; Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, $10,000; Friends of Iowa Civil Rights, $2,100; Morningside College, Violence Prevention, $3,000; Sioux City Museum and Historical Association, $5,000

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