The Ideal Foundation

The Ideal Foundation offers grants, scholarships, and consulting to individuals, startups, and socially impactful organizations that foster a growth-oriented mindset. Its goal is to increase access to the I GOT This Framework by eliminating financial barriers so everyone can pursue their purpose.

The Ideal Foundation is the philanthropic division of The Ideal Life, a growth-mindset organization, focused on the application of the I GOT This framework.

The Ideal Foundation’s I GOT This Grant was created by The Ideal Life to empower organizations to become deliberate in the practice of goal setting

10% of The Ideal Life’s revenue goes into The Ideal Foundation to provide grants and in-kind consulting to social good recipients in the community.

Connecting Mission with Vision

Non-profit Leaders Know Purpose

The Ideal Foundation’s I GOT This Grant provides an opportunity for nonprofit executive team members to step outside the Tyranny of the Urgent for a day of in-kind consulting with our Ideal Team Coaches.

Coaches will walk the team through the process of defining goals, establishing objectives, and outlining a deliberate task that are all aligned with your organizational mission and vision.

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Community Triumphs

Together, We Grow

Sam Clements

Executive Director, Doors to Dream

Doors to Dream engages scholars in Title 1 Schools to activate their potential and gain access to opportunities they might not otherwise have. Doors to Dream takes a long-term and longitudinal approach to developing well-rounded and prepared students in our Title 1 schools. This happens through three dynamic programs, each with a different goal, but all of them lead to graduates being ready for their next steps after graduation. Doors to Dream was a 2023 grant recipient.

Bentli Lewis

Principal, Oakbrook Middle School

The Ideal Life partnered with Oakbrook Middle School in January 2023 to take them through the ideal identification process. The Ideal Life, funded by The Ideal Foundation, gifted the mural creation project in the school. This project was so popular that the school has continued to fund the muralist to create new murals throughout the school.

Angelica Frontz

Program and Communications Director, Doors to Dream

Doors to Dream engages scholars in Title 1 Schools to activate their potential and gain access to opportunities they might not otherwise have. Doors to Dream takes a long-term and longitudinal approach to developing well-rounded and prepared students in our Title 1 schools. This happens through three dynamic programs, each with a different goal, but all of them lead to graduates being ready for their next steps after graduation. Doors to Dream was a 2023 grant recipient.

Eric Jackson

Founder, R3, Inc.

R3 Inc was funded in the summer of 2023 and the very first grant The Ideal Foundation grant recipient. R 3 Inc serves youth games 9-19 residing in the City of Charleston through an After-School Think Tech program in title 1 schools and a Youth Entrepreneurship program.The entrepreneurship program helps youth discover their purpose and assists them in establishing a business. The youth receive group and 1-1 learning and business coaching.

Who We’ve Supported

Grant Recipients

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Apply for Grant Today

Follow the steps below to partner with us to align your mission with attainable goals, objectives, and tasks.

Check grant criteria for eligibility

Check to see if you meet the criteria for the grant.

Submit a grant application

Submit an application to get started!

Wait for an application decision

You’ll hear from us in 30-45 days from the quarterly deadline.

Criteria & Deadlines

I GOT This Grant Info

Check out the following grant criteria and timeline to ensure you don’t miss out on this excellent growth opportunity!

Criteria
  • Non-profit organizations impacting the Lowcountry (Charleston, Berkeley and/or Dorchester counties)
  • Strong leadership looking to enhance their organization and/or their employees’ well-being
  • Align with The Ideal Life’s core values, and/or want to improve their core values
  • Are not a campaign, political campaign, worship center, or direct service without a programming component
  • Recognized by the IRS as a non-profit organization (501c3)
  • Does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, race, color, sexual orientation, national/ethnic origin, religion, and/or disability

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Quarterly Grant Deadlines
  • March 1
  • June 1
  • September 1
  • December 1
FAQs

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Are you ready?

Transform Purpose into Action

Ready to take your non-profit to the next level? Apply for the I GOT This grant now!

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