The McMillen Family Foundation is accepting new grant applications at this time in accordance with the specific guidelines shown below.

Current grantees can access the grant application on the grantee portal.

On May 15, 2021, The Board of Directors for the McMillen Family Foundation voted to approve the following actions:

  • The grant application process is open to new applicants in Southern California who operate non-profit residential recovery programs / homes and to Alano Clubs.
  • Grant requests from new applicants operating State-certified and/or -licensed substance use disorder (SUD) treatment programs (outpatient or residential) will only be considered on invitation by the Foundation grant committee on recommendation by a Foundation Board or staff member. Unsolicited grant applications from SUD treatment programs will not be considered until further notice.
  • The Foundation will approve no more than one grant award per organization for each 12-month period except for emergency requests.
  • Emergency grant awards will be considered for both new applicants and current grantees in good standing when help is needed for unplanned and urgent conditions, such as natural disasters, major unforeseen repairs to facility or property, or other situations where organizations need immediate financial assistance and where their regular revenue and reserves are insufficient to cover the expenses.
  • The Foundation Board will consider adjusting these actions at the end of the Calendar/Fiscal Year in December 2021.

On August 21, 2021, The Board of Directors for the McMillen Family Foundation voted to approve the following Eligibility Criteria for Grant Applications:

These revised eligibility criteria for grant awards apply to both new applicants and current grantees:

    1. The applicant organization or independent subsidiary must identify prevention/education, treatment, or recovery from substance use disorder/alcohol and drug problems as its primary mission as specifically indicated in its organizational mission statement.
    2. The applicant must be a non-profit organization registered with the Internal Revenue Services and operate program activities in at least one of the following counties in Southern California: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Ventura for at least five years.
    3. The applicant organization must have an annual operating budget of less than $10 million or, if an independent subsidiary of a larger organization, the subsidiary must have a budget of less than $10 million. An independent subsidiary is defined as a unit within a larger parent organization that operates a separate physical space and is responsible for raising its own funds except for limited financial assistance from the parent organization for administrative operations and personnel.
    4. Priority will be given to grant applications requesting funds for facility renovations and program enhancements that improve outcomes for program participants who do not have the personal resources to obtain equivalent services from for-profit organizations. Generally, the Foundation does not approve grant requests for general operating support.


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