Application Process

The Newell Rubbermaid Foundation is not accepting applications at this time.

The Newell Rubbermaid Foundation approves grants twice each year, in May and November. Grants above $50,000 are approved by the Foundation's board, and grants below that threshold are approved by the president of the Foundation. Staff review and recommend all grants that are submitted for approval.

Organizations applying to The Newell Rubbermaid Foundation must use our online application via Common Grant Application. Organizations applying for the first time must register at and then can proceed to the application. Returning applicants can access their account and retrieve prior information to apply to the Foundation.

We strongly encourage applicant organizations to read the Foundation guidelines carefully before applying. Each of our three areas of funding has a unique application. After reviewing the guidelines, organizations should apply for one focus area that best fits its programmatic and organizational need. Returning applicants can apply for funds once per calendar year for Foundation funding.

Grants are reviewed in May and November and range from $10,000 to $75,000 with a typical grant size of $25,000.

To register on Common Grant Application and apply for a grant from The Newell Rubbermaid Foundation please click here.

Common Grant Tutorial

If already registered, to apply for a grant click here.