Applicants must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In general, organizations are eligible for one grant per calendar year from the Foundation’s Community Grants Program (including Unrestricted and Express grants.)
Organizations with an active unrestricted multiyear grant are not eligible to apply for a new community grant.
If an organization has received funding in the previous year or has an active grant, an interim, progress or final grant report must be submitted to be considered for funding.
Through the Community Grants program, we do not make unrestricted grants to:
- Municipal, County or State Government
- Public and Private schools
- Religious organizations, unless all services being funded are non-discriminatory, non-sectarian and benefit the larger community
- Colleges and Universities
The Foundation does not accept proposals through our community grants program that are focused on substance use disorders prevention, treatment and/or recovery services. Such proposals are by invitation-only, and administered outside of the Community Grants program. For information on our Substance Use Disorders Portfolio and to discuss grant opportunities with appropriate staff, please visit our Substance Use Disorders Portfolio.