The Allen Foundation makes grants to projects that primarily benefit programs for human nutrition in the areas of health, education, training, and research. 

The policies and priorities of the Allen Foundation are:
· To make grants to fund relevant nutritional research;
· To support programs for the education and training of mothers during pregnancy and after the birth of their children;
· To assist in the training of persons to work as educators and 21 demonstrators of good nutritional practices; and
· To encourage the dissemination of information regarding healthful nutritional practices and habits.

In order to be considered for an Allen Foundation grant, you must be a non-profit organization.
Academic research under an Allen Foundation grant must be conducted under the leadership of a principal investigator who is a full-time regular faculty member with tenure or on tenure tract.