Independence Day Closing
The Fraternity, Theta Foundation, and Fraternity Housing Corporation (FHC) offices will be closed Friday, July 3, in recognition of (U.S.) Independence Day.
Theta Foundation stands as a pillar of support for Thetas and a partner in the Fraternity’s educational and philanthropic efforts. Through our grants to members, chapters, the Fraternity, and the causes close to Thetas’ hearts, Theta Foundation enriches Kappa Alpha Theta’s legacy of promoting the widest influence for good and supporting opportunities that foster personal excellence.
Theta Foundation is proud to support Theta chapters and members with grant funding to participate in non-degree programs that help build the skills necessary to promote the widest influence for good and make a real, positive difference in the lives of members and non-members alike.
Theta Foundation believes in the opportunities Kappa Alpha Theta offers each of her members, which is why our annual grant to the Fraternity for educational, leadership, and charitable programming is one of our highest priorities. These programs not only have the potential to reach every member of the Fraternity, but they also have the potential to reach well beyond Theta.
We widen Kappa Alpha Theta’s influence for good by awarding annual grants for the causes that have captured Thetas’ hearts: National CASA, Heartspring, DePauw University Libraries, and the NPC and NIC Foundations.
Visit the Apply for Scholarships & Grants page to access the grant applications and view the application guides, which include complete information on important dates and deadlines, application requirements, and applicant and recipient expectations.
Interested candidates are also encouraged to review the list of Frequently Asked Questions and answers for more information.
Theta Foundation’s grants are made possible by donors who have established or contributed to our Named Grant Endowment Funds.See the List
Interested candidates are encouraged to review the FAQ for answers and more information.Read Our FAQ
349 Theta members and three college chapters received a combined $791,140 in grant and scholarship funding last year! We invite you to join us in congratulating them on their incredible accomplishments.
Theta Foundation takes pride and believes in the possibility and opportunities Kappa Alpha Theta offers each member, which is why our annual grant to the Fraternity for educational, leadership, and charitable programming is one of our highest priorities. These programs not only have the potential to reach every member of the Fraternity, but they also have the potential to reach well beyond Theta.
Kappa Alpha Theta believes all women have the capacity to lead. New this year, the Leadership Academy (formerly CEO Leadership Academy) will provide education and development to college chapter officers and advisors. This experience will focus on understanding effective leadership and will offer opportunities to practice applying this knowledge to specific leadership roles.
To reinforce its commitment to developing leadership potential, the Fraternity also offers the Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI) with support from Theta Foundation. Each year, over 100 collegians participate in two four-day sessions of ELI at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Using the relational leadership model, ELI curriculum focuses on increasing emerging leaders’ potential.
The goal of the Alcohol Skills Training Program (ASTP) is to educate college students about alcohol-related behavior while increasing participants’ interest in critically examining their drinking patterns and eventually implementing the skills they learn. Presenters use cognitive-behavioral self-management strategies and motivational interviewing techniques to help facilitate discussion regarding harm reduction.
Documenting Theta history within broader social and historical contexts, the Fraternity’s archival collection enriches the study of women’s history through its exploration of the culture and values of college women and college-educated women. Theta Foundation grant funding supports the staff archivist’s efforts to bring awareness to the general public about the Fraternity’s collection through membership in professional organizations and associations, including the National Women’s History Museum, the National Women’s History Project, and the Society of American Archivists.
Theta Foundation widens Kappa Alpha Theta’s influence for good by awarding annual grants to the organizations and causes that have captured Thetas’ hearts.
Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation has enjoyed a long history of involvement with Heartspring, formerly known as the Institute of Logopedics, located in Wichita, Kansas. The Institute of Logopedics was Theta’s national philanthropy for 49 years, until 1989 when CASA was adopted.
Heartspring’s mission is to be a leader and innovator in providing clinically supported services through education and therapies for children with special needs to empower them to learn and grow on a path to a more independent life. Theta Foundation awards an annual grant to Heartspring through an endowed fund from combined bequests by Marguerite Marshall, Rho/Nebraska, and Martha Wilbur Bowlin, Alpha Iota/Washington-St. Louis.
At a convention meeting of Kappa Alpha Theta in 1922, it was voted to use a funding surplus to establish a book collection at DePauw University as a memorial to the Fraternity’s founding of Alpha Chapter at DePauw in 1870. In 1953, Grand President Ellen Bowers Hofstead, Alpha Eta/Vanderbilt, recommended the establishment of an annual grant to DePauw to grow the original book collection. Theta Foundation continues this tradition today with an annual grant to DePauw University Libraries to fund the purchase of books authored by women or related to women's endeavors.
The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) Foundation is the premier advocacy and support organization for the advancement of the sorority experience. The Foundation for Fraternal Excellence (FFE) exists to support organizations and individuals invested in developing the next generation of fraternity and sorority leaders.