Since its inception in 1981, Threshold has pioneered and experimented with collaborative philanthropy in pursuit of positive change in the world. Our grantmaking serves as a quiet catalyst for the social and environmental change movements nationally and internationally by annually raising nearly $2,000,000 from Threshold network members to fund innovative non-profit organizations.

Threshold’s grantmaking engages our volunteer network of members who bring a wide array of philanthropic experience to the process. Each annual grant cycle is a learning environment for members new to philanthropy and provides more experienced members opportunities to catalyze interest in areas of their own expertise.

In our quest to effectively mobilize philanthropic dollars and invest in new ideas and strategies, we regularly review and renew our grantmaking program.

Our Current Grant Making Areas

*Please note Threshold Foundation reviews proposals by Invitation Only*


Fair Elections

Reform our election process so every citizen can vote, all votes are counted transparently, elections are fair and reflect the true will of the majority.

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High Impact Documentary Films

DOCS funds powerful, innovative, catalytic documentaries that demonstrate powerful change-making potential.

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Immigration Justice

The Immigration Justice & the Americas Funding Circle seeks to build bridges between peoples, instead of walls.

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Land and Climate

Our mission embraces both prevention and cure in addressing the climate crisis.

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Middle East Peace

Creating conditions conducive to peace between Palestine and Israel through shared innovative initiatives cultivating empathy, addressing symmetry in resources and infrastructure. Realizing a shared future of security and opportunity.

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Psychedelic Research, Education, and Policy

The Psychedelic Research, Education and Policy Funding Circle of Threshold Foundation supports psychedelic use for medicinal and spiritual benefit.

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Black Justice Flow Fund

To support and empower Black leaders in the advancement of Black justice in America. 

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Threshold General Grantmaking Calendar


Funding Circles strategy templates approved


Request for Proposal (RFP) invitations sent to selected organizations


Proposal submissions due


Evaluation invites/declines sent to all proposal applicants


Final grant decisions made and announced

December/Year End

Award letters and Grant award checks mailed