Traditional Grants

The Foundation provides grants of $25,000 and above to organizations working to help meet the educational and health needs of today’s society and future generations.


Requirements


The Foundation’s primary focus is to provide seed funds for new and worthwhile educational programs. This policy does not preclude the consideration and possible funding of ongoing projects. Proposals may be submitted for one year of funding or multi-year funding with a maximum duration of five years.


The Board of Directors will consider proposals that fall within the stated guidelines. Ordinarily, the board does not provide funds to programs that benefit a limited geographical region. The board may make an exception to this policy when a program has the potential to transcend its community’s geographic boundaries or is established as a pilot program to be replicated on a larger scale.


The Foundation makes grants only to nonprofit, charitable organizations and institutions exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; individuals may not apply. As a matter of policy, the Board does not pay indirect cost. No grants are made for construction or restoration projects, or for international programs. The Foundation does not provide critiques of unsuccessful applications.


Before the Foundation releases funds to an organization, the organization must review and approve a written agreement forwarded by the Board. Once the funds are released, successful applicants must submit written progress reports on an interim and final basis as specified in each grant agreement. Organizations that have received a previous grant from the Foundation must first meet all reporting requirements in order for an additional application to be considered.