The Foundation believes that its
support of a project should serve to
enhance the overall goals and
objectives of the grantee organization.
The Foundation seeks to make grants to
- broad based funding support, with a significant percentage of funds from other private sources;
- specifically defined goals and
- demonstrated effectiveness in its
- expectations for continued success in
its activities without future
dependence on support from this
- committed, enthusiastic and diligent
The Foundationís focus generally will be on
supporting existing organizations and
projects which have demonstrated
performance and effectiveness.
The Foundation is favorably inclined to
make grants that are matched with or
contingent upon the receipt of funds from
The Foundationís Board meets
four times a year to consider grant applications. All
grant applications will be answered as quickly
as possible. Response time typically will be
three to six months.
It is impossible to respond affirmatively to
all grant applicants, no matter how
meritorious the application. Nevertheless, each
qualified grant is carefully and
seriously considered by the Board in light of the Foundationís areas
of interest, geographic emphasis, policies,
limitations, exclusions, and priorities.
The Foundation requires recipients of grants
to make periodic narrative reports while the
grant is active and a final comprehensive
written report upon completion of the grant
or project. A Foundation representative may
make periodic site visits or request periodic
meetings at the Foundationís offices to
monitor the grant in progress.
In order to apply for a grant, the Foundation
has instituted specific application
procedures, which must be followed to
assure that grant requests are properly
considered. These procedures are described under Grant Application Procedures.
The Foundation will not provide funding
for any of the following:
- Fund raising events, dinners,
advertising or similar affairs.
- Lobbying, propaganda, or other
attempts to influence legislation or
other partisan political activities.
- Organizations for profit and profitmaking
enterprises of non-profit
- Fraternal, labor, service
clubs or similar
organizations whose principal activity
is for the benefit of their own
- Programs that directly benefit
members of the Board, the staff of the
Foundation, or their families.
- Private operating foundations.
- Organizations or projects outside the
The Foundation is not inclined to make
grants for endowments or to organizations
who intend to use the funds to invest for
their own income purposes.
The Foundation will not reply or otherwise
respond to flyer or e-mail types of grant
applications. It is the general policy that
none of the Directors or staff of the Foundation
will meet with an applicant before a
grant application has been received.