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Grant Guidelines

Funding Guidelines and Restrictions


Morgan Stanley initiates the vast majority of our grants.  Therefore, Community Affairs does not accept unsolicited proposals.  If you think that your organization is a good match for the Global Alliance for Children’s Health or scholarship programs described above, and falls within the geographic scope and other restrictions set forth below, please send no longer than a two-page letter of inquiry to the address below with the following information:

  • Program description, including mission, goals and numbers served
  • Measurement strategies
  • Geographic scope

If your organization is being considered for funding, you will be asked to provide additional information.

Geographic Scope

Morgan Stanley Community Affairs grants and programs, with few exceptions, benefit U.S.-based charities.  Our funding is limited to national initiatives and those serving multiple cities across the United States.  Our support of local initiatives (serving only one metropolitan area or state) is restricted to those organizations for which our employees are active and ongoing volunteers.  Local grants are therefore coordinated solely through our VIP; charities cannot apply directly for VIP grants.


Morgan Stanley Community Affairs does not make contributions that fall within the following categories:

  • Organizations without 501(c)(3) exemption or other charitable status
  • Political causes, candidates, campaigns or lobbying programs
  • Capital and endowment campaigns outside of our hospital partners
  • Grants to individuals
  • Special events including dinners, walks, runs and golf events
  • Religious, fraternal or professional sports organizations
  • Documentaries, individual performing arts groups or productions

Morgan Stanley Community Affairs

1585 Broadway, 23rd floor
New York, New York 10036