The foundation provides grants to organizations offering direct aid to underserved and vulnerable children, including those who are ill, orphaned, disabled, injured, disfigured, abused and malnourished or have limited access to education. They are looking for small grassroots projects that they can fully fund or nearly fully fund with the small grants that they make. The Ross Foundation is less interested in larger projects or capital campaigns that are better left to larger foundations and organizations. Awards range up to $13,000 each. As a first step, submit a one-page online letter of inquiry to the foundation. For more information visit their website.