The McMillen Family Foundation is accepting new grant applications at this time in accordance with the specific guidelines shown below.


The grant application process is open to new applicants in Southern California who operate non-profit residential recovery programs or homes, and to Alano Clubs or meeting halls that exist solely for the purpose of 12-Step recovery-based meetings.

  • Organizations new to the Foundation that operate State certified and/or licensed substance use disorder (SUD) treatment programs (outpatient or residential) will be considered on completion of an LOI; the first step in the application process.  If approved, the applicant will be invited to complete a grant application.  A site visit and review of the organization, its operations, and financials will be conducted prior to an application being reviewed by our Grant committee
  • The McMillen Family Foundation will approve no more than one grant award per organization for each 12-month period except for emergency requests
  • Emergency grant applications will be considered for both current grantees in good standing and new applicants when help is needed for unexpected and urgent conditions.  Such conditions include natural disasters, major unforeseen repairs to facility or property, or other situations where an organization needs immediate financial assistance and regular revenue, and reserves are insufficient to cover the expenses.

(Applicable to both new applicants and existing grantees)

  1. The applicant organization or independent subsidiary must identify prevention/education, treatment, or recovery from substance use disorder/alcohol and drug problems as a core function and be identified as a primary component in its approved organizational mission statement.
  2. The applicant must be a non-profit organization registered with the Internal Revenue Services for at least five (5) years and operate program activities in at least one of the following counties in Southern California: Imperial, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Ventura,
  3. The applicant organization must have an annual operating budget of less than $10 million or, if an independent subsidiary of a larger organization, the subsidiary must have a budget of less than $10 million. An independent subsidiary is defined as a unit within a larger parent organization that operates a separate physical space and is responsible for raising its own funds except for limited financial assistance from the parent organization for administrative operations and personnel.
  4. Priority will be given to grant applications requesting funds for facility renovations and program enhancements that improve outcomes for program participants who do not have the personal resources to obtain equivalent services from for-profit organizations. Generally, the Foundation does not approve grant requests for general operating funds / support.

The McMillen Family Foundation has transitioned to a new grant management system.   This system is how we will manage all our grants.  It will allow you to view your current and prior applications and is intended to simplify many of the grant related tasks.

You will need to register the first time you access this system.  Whether an existing grantee or new to the Foundation, registration is required.  Please note, there is no carryover or import from the previous system, i.e. username/password or other data at this point.  Please CLICK HERE to access the new grant management system.