How to Apply

Community Grants

The Foundation administers grants in support of like-minded nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organizations and charities that are committed to serving the elderly population through mission-driven activities. View a list of recent community grants.

What We Fund

  • At the time of application, U.S. nonprofit organizations must have a confirmation letter by the Internal Revenue Service of 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status for one year;
  • At the time of application, Canadian organizations must be a registered public charity with the Canada Revenue Agency for one year; and,
  • Projects and programs must provide direct care, service, or treatment to seniors.

The Foundation is interested in specific projects and programs directly benefitng seniors. The most preferred applications are those that meet critical or basic needs of older adults.

What We Don't Fund

  • Private foundations or organizations that distribute money to recipients of their own choosing
  • For-profit companies
  • Individuals
  • Organizations that promote discrimination of any kind
  • Lobbying / political activity
  • Organizations that do not have active 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status

The Community Grants Program does not generally support capital campaigns, general operations, endowment funds, major construction projects, and vehicle purchasing or event sponsorships.

Letters of Inquiry

Letters of Inquiry are accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For consideration in the biannual granting process – Spring and Fall Grant Cycle – Letters of Inquiry for fall grants must be received by The Foundation no later than Midnight (CT) May 1, while those for spring grants must be received no later than Midnight (CT) November 1. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Letters of Inquiry must be submitted through this Web site. Those organizations successfully submitting on-line Letters of Inquiry will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of the application. Mailed Letters of Inquiry require approval by The Foundation Office. Please review the Letter of Inquiry Guidelines and information on The Foundation's procedures.

Grant-Making

The Foundation began its grant-making activities in 2004. Grants have been awarded in amounts ranging from $2,000 to $25,000. Grant requests of more than $25,000 will be considered only in special circumstances.