Mission | J. Luce Foundation


The Mission of the James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, Inc. is to support young global leadership impacting positive social change and the NGOs that support them, particularly in the fields of the Arts, Education, and Orphan Care.


Support includes microgrants and ‘spotlighting’ through social media and our the Foundation's Stewardship Report on Connecting Goodness, which features original and aggregated content.


The Foundation was envisioned upon the death of Jim's father, Stanford L. Luce, in 2008 (bio). It was incorporated in New York State in 2011 and has received tax-exempt 501(c)3 status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).


Goals & Commitments

To spotlight effective NGOs and NGO leadership displaying best practices to achieve maximum social impact with the least administrative overhead possible.

To encourage Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) and NGO leadership to cooperate, partner, and even merge with similar NGOs to create economies of scale necessary for best practices.

To encourage NGO leaders to work for as little remuneration as possible, holding administrative costs to be under 20%, allowing funds to flow towards social change.


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Due to a commitment to low overhead, The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation cannot accept unsolicited proposals for grants but welcomes press-releases and content for possible 'spotlighting.'.