Grants Program

General Award Criteria

The Foundation’s Board of Directors ultimately controls all grant awards and the decision to fund based on the grant application process.  The Grants Committee thoroughly vets every complete grant application; if an application is incomplete it will be returned to the applicant to revise and submit with the next grant cycle.  One of the key criteria is fiscal responsibility and demonstrated stewardship with charitable funds.  A grant application must also strongly demonstrate that the funds will be used for programming consistent with the Foundation’s mission statement and charitable values.

Starkey Hearing Foundation brings understanding among people through hearing care by focusing on awareness, education, protection, and treatment. So The World May Hear; and "So The World May Hear," is about bringing understanding between people through caring and sharing. We believe caring develops trust and by sharing we find our humanity. We believe by growing engagement in this cause that we can increase tolerance and respect for life. Our goal is to pursue our mission with commitment so that future generations can live in a world with more caring and peace.



The Foundation does not provide grants to:

Areas of Focus

The Foundation’s primary focus is on hearing healthcare, however, related areas such as Health, Human Services, Education, and Community projects are also considered.


If interested in applying for a grant, email or call 952.947.4575.

Upcoming Deadlines to Apply


Cycle 1

Application deadline: January 15, 2017

Notification of acceptance: February 28, 2017

Funding by: March 30, 2017

Cycle 2

Application deadline: April 15, 2017

Notification of acceptance: May 31, 2017

Funding by: June 30, 2017

Cycle 3

Application deadline: July 15, 2017

Notification of acceptance: August 31, 2017

Funding by: September 30, 2017

Cycle 4

Application deadline: October 15, 2017

Notification of acceptance: November 30, 2017

Funding by: December 31, 2017