Open Competitions & Funding Opportunities


There are no open competitions at this time.

The Arts Program primarily distributes its support through grants administered by intermediary organizations. To see the full list of future opportunities available through these organizations, visit each of the initiatives in the Arts Program's Initiatives & Strategies section.

Building Bridges

There are no open competitions at this time.

The recipients of the Building Bridges 2016-17 Grants Program will be announced in early 2017. For more information, please click here.

Child Well-being

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago invite outstanding doctoral students to apply for the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being--seeking innovations to prevent child abuse and neglect: Click here for more about the fellowships.

The Child Well-being Program awards grants by directly inviting organizations to submit proposals that are then reviewed by Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) staff and/or the DDCF Board of Trustees. Although unsolicited proposals are not being considered at this time, inquiries about future support for projects that fall within the Child Well-being Program's grant-making strategies can be submitted through a letter of inquiry.


There are no open competitions at this time.

The Environment Program approaches its grant making through a curatorial process in which it identifies organizations to invite to submit proposals under its strategies. To learn more about the Environment Program's grant-making approach, please visit the program's Grant-making Process page.

Grant-seekers may be interested in exploring the following re-granting programs that are funded through the Environment Program:

The Climate Adaptation Fund, administered by the Wildlife Conservation Society

The Resilient Landscapes Initiative, administered by the Open Space Institute

Medical Research

There are no open competitions at this time.

To read more about our grant programs, please see the Medical Research Program's Goals & Strategies page.

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African Health Initiative

The African Health Initiative does not currently accept grant applications or letters of inquiry. The program does make small grants from time to time--all of which are curated by the foundation's staff.