How do I know if my organization is eligible?

  • Your organization must have 501(c)(3) IRS Tax-exempt status.
  • You must serve the people and communities of Marin, Contra Costa or Alameda County.
  • Your requested support must be in one of our three core focus areas.


Are there organizations/projects that The Ahlsten Foundation does not fund?

  • The Foundation does not make direct donations or grants to individuals.
  • The Foundation does not make grants to political campaigns, to support political activities, or to lobby for or against particular pieces of legislation.
  • The Foundation does not make grants to for-profit institutions.


What are the main areas of interest for The Ahlsten Foundation?

  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Alleviation of Pain and Suffering


What geographic areas do you support?

  • Contra Costa County
  • Alameda County
  • Northern Marin County
  • We fund handpicked national/international organizations.  Please do not apply for these.

How do I apply?

  • The Ahlsten Foundation is not currently accepting unsolicited applications.