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The David & Carol Myers Foundation

For those who have asked what this Foundation is and where the money goes . . . . The Foundation receives all author royalties from all versions of David's introductory psychology textbooks and all royalties from his general audience trade books (The Pursuit of Happiness, The American Paradox, A Quiet World, Intuition, What God Has Joined Together, and A Friendly Letter to Skeptics and Atheists). The Foundation exists "to receive and distribute funds to other charitable organizations." The Foundation regrets that, with no staff and limited resources, it does not invite unsolicited proposals.

Sample grants:

logo Association for Psychological Science—Association for Psychological Science Fund for Teaching and Public Understanding of Psychological Science—establishing an endowment that aims "to enhance the teaching and public understanding of psychological science for students and the lay public, in the United States, Canada, and worldwide."
logo Bread for the World Institute (an ecumenical hunger education and advocacy organization)—support for new office furnishings and annual program support
logo Church World Service— support for international hunger relief and development
logo Room for All - support for education and advocacy in the Reformed Church in America for a church that welcomes everyone, without regard to sexual orientation, into its full life and ministry.
logo Project Ethiopia—support for village-based projects to improve the lives of children
logo Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (APA Division 9)—additional endowment for the annual Gordon Allport Intergroup Relations Prize
logo Hope College—funding for a "collegial endowment fund" to support the work of faculty colleagues in all fields
logo Community Action House (nonsectarian, community-based support services for poverty level individuals and families)—contribution toward a new building and annual program support
logo Holland Community Health Center—support for construction of local health service facility for underserved population
logo Boys and Girls Club of Greater Holland - support for new building & program support
logo The Community Foundation of Holland/Zeeland - supporting various community organizations serving youth and adults
logo Foundation for the Advancement of Behavior and Brain Sciences (FABBS)—endowment to promote and enhance understanding of the behavior, psychological, cognitive, and brain sciences.
logo Fresh Youth Initiatives of New York City (engaging youth in community service and leadership development)—support for new building
logo Hearing Loop Initiative - supporting the introduction of an effective hearing assistance technology to Holland, MI, and to the USA
logo International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) - American Psychological Foundation fund to further the development of psychological science and psychological scientists in low-income, transitional, and developing countries
logo St. Nicholas Center - creation of a website that helps people discover the truth about Santa Claus and the compassionate spirit
logo Center for Women in Transition - support for expanded facility supporting "women's self-determination through advocacy, shelter, support, and education."