Note: The MARPAT Foundation is spending down its assets and will be making its final round of regular annual grants in 2013.


The MARPAT Foundation has a single annual grant cycle. The application process has two parts. Any qualified organization may submit the Stage One Summary Sheet on or before APRIL 19, 2013. In exceptional cases MARPAT may consider requests for an extension of the deadline.

The Stage One Summary Sheet and a list of 2009 - 2012 grants may be found on the Recent Grants tab above. Grants have usually ranged from $5,000 to $50,000.

All applicants will receive a response by the end of June. Those applicants that the Directors wish to consider further will be invited to submit a Stage Two application that will be mailed to them. The Stage Two applications will be due August 30, 2013. Stage Two applications will not be considered unless invited.

MARPAT Foundation grants are made for public charitable purposes to organizations determined to be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and which are not private foundations. Submit a copy of the IRS letter of determination with your summary sheet.

Generally, grants will be made to organizations based in or benefiting the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Generally, grants will be made to organizations that either:

  • promote excellence in the visual and performing arts,
  • encourage family planning, including direct services,
  • conserve natural resources or advance knowledge of the natural world,
  • promote international understanding, or
  • preserve historic resources or advance knowledge of American history and culture.

Eligibility: To be considered in 2013, applicants must have received a grant in 2006 or later in one of the above five categories, or be invited to apply by MARPAT.

For further information about the application process, please write to:

Ms. Reshma Sinanan-Hill
P.O. Box 1080
Brandywine, MD 20613

or email marpatfoundation@gmail.com

Please note that both our post office and email addresses have recently changed.

The MARPAT Foundation does not make grants for medical research, to individuals, or to organizations based outside the United States. Generally, grants are not made to heavily endowed organizations or to support endowment funds. Receipt of a grant one year is not assurance of future funding.

In order to apply for a grant in 2013 you must have already
reported on MARPAT grants received prior to 2012.


MARPAT is not a staffed foundation and the summary sheet is designed for our use and our database.

  • The summary sheet is designed for our use and database. Please do not reformat it or add your letterhead. It is on a single page so that we can identify the most basic information quickly.
  • If the answers on your summary sheet go over the word limits, or if you submit more than one page, then some of the information you provide may not be considered.
  • Attach a copy of any overdue report not previously submitted.
  • A cover letter is unnecessary; no attachments except the summary sheet, overdue report and IRS letter of determination will be considered.
  • If you transmit your application in a timely manner, it will allow us to alert you if you have omitted important information. If it is received on the April 19, 2013 deadline, there will be no time to notify you of any problems.
  • All applications will be acknowledged by email within two days of receipt.

We will only accept electronic submissions.

MARPAT does not have a staffed office. Our work is undertaken by a volunteer board and part-time staff. We will contact you if we need further information. If you have a question that is not covered by our guidelines, contact Reshma Sinanan-Hill by e-mail at marpatfoundation@gmail.com.

The MARPAT Foundation thanks you in advance for following all of the above instructions.