Grants

Child Development Foundation |  Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation | Bennett Family Foundation | Bucks Innovation and Improvement Grants (BIIG) | Capital Improvement Grants|

Child Development Foundation
Deadline: March 31, 2020
Website: http://www.childdevelopmentfoundation.org/grant.php

The Child Development Foundation is dedicated to providing support and resources to programs whose goals are to assist disabled children maximize their abilities. Through educational and financial avenues in the community, members of the Foundation distribute resources among identified programs.

Child Development Foundation will consider applications for grants from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania agencies, organizations and institutions that provide direct services in Montgomery County to physically, mentally and/or emotionally handicapped children, ages birth to 21 years, who are residents of Montgomery County and which direct services that fall within the scope of the Purposes of CDF.

Applications are accepted from January 1 to March 31, annually.

Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Website: https://www.dolfingermcmahonfoundation.org/guidelines.html
The Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation makes grants exclusively in the Greater Philadelphia area across a wide range of program areas.

Funding is intended for the initiation or support of experimental or demonstrational projects; seed money projects; projects that can reasonably be expected to be accomplished by a single grant in a relatively brief period of time; or emergency grants to an agency or particular project of an agency. Emergency grants are rarely made and, once made, will disqualify the agency from receiving any additional funding for the succeeding three years.

Previous grants were used to fund arts education programs for disadvantaged and homeless children; school outreach programs; educational programming; after-school youth development programs; and music, art, and dance programs for children and youth. Other funding has been made for environmental education programs, community garden/food programs, zoological programs, health education, human services, and more.

Applications are accepted twice annually, with April 1 and October 1 deadlines.

Bennett Family Foundation
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Website: http://bennettfoundation.org/how-to-apply/

The Bennett Family Foundation, also known as the Eleanore Bennett Charitable Trust #1, was one of two charitable trusts established in 2004 by the bequest of Mabel Eleanore Newbold Bennett.In funding the Trusts, Eleanore left it up to the Trustees to chart a specific direction. The current Trustees, her grandchildren, honor her in spirit for the many ways she taught the importance of family.

The Bennett Family Foundation is interested in:
* Organizations with staff expertise in their field and a track record of proven results
* Smaller, local organizations
* Organizations that can demonstrate momentum towards sustainability of programs

Grants are made in Boston and Philadelphia.

Grantmaking in the Greater Boston area focuses on organizations that help teens get re-connected to a supportive community, with the services and skills they need to become independent adults.

Grants in the Greater Philadelphia area go to organizations covering a broad range of needs in the local community and beyond, from primary healthcare to community nutrition programs.

Projects may be funded for more than one year but not to exceed three years. In most cases, preference will be given to small local projects over national programs.

Funding generally will not be provided to:
– Individuals or non-501(c)(3) organizations
– Educational institutions for their general operating funds or endowments
– Religious organizations for religious purposes
– Cities, counties or other governmental organizations
– Organizations engaged primarily in public policy or political advocacy
– National organizations or their local affiliates, except programs developed at the local level
– Application to budget deficits, debt reduction, fundraising or recognition events
– Scholarships

Interested applicants should first submit a letter of inquiry. Inquiries may be submitted at any time. Grants are generally distributed twice yearly, in May and November. Submit your inquiries for consideration in the Spring no later than April 1, and for the Fall by October 1.

Bucks Innovation and Improvement Grants (BIIG)
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Website: https://www.fcpartnership.org/grants/bucks-grants/

Bucks Innovation and Improvement Grants (BIIG) are offered on a competitive basis to non-profit human services organizations providing services to children and youth in Bucks County. These grants, ranging in value from $10,000 to $25,000 per grant, will be awarded to eligible applicants that develop innovative ideas to improve the quality of life for children, youth, and families in Bucks County. All applicants must provide measurable goals in their application. These goals typically include periodic measurable benchmarks throughout the term of the grant and expected outcomes at the conclusion of the grant period.

Following submission of a “Letter of Inquiry,” we require applicants to contact FCP to set up a pre-grant meeting. Applications for these grants are accepted for review on an ongoing basis. Grants are distributed in the spring and fall of each year.

Foundations Community Partnership (FCP) requires a full Due-Diligence review of all “Bucks Innovation and Improvement Grant” (BIIG) applications. This process requires verification of non-profit status through “Guidestar,” a review of recent independent audits and financial statements, a pre-grant meeting and a site visit. The process also follows the standards set by the “Council on Foundations” for Grantmaking Foundations.

Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be reviewed. Late applications, incomplete applications, or applications that are not consistent with the Mission, Values or other requirements of Foundations Community Partnership, will not be considered.

Please visit the Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia and the Council on Foundations for tips on writing a successful grant proposal and navigating through the due-diligence process.

All Bucks Innovation and Improvement Grant (BIIG) award recipients are required to provide a 6-month progress report and a 12-month progress report.

Spring — LOI/Letter of Inquiry — April 1st.   Full Application (following LOI approval): April 15th

Capital Improvement Grants
Deadline: April 1, 2020
Website:  https://www.fcpartnership.org/grants/capital-improvement-grants/

Capital Improvement Grants are offered on a competitive basis to non-profit human service organizations providing services to children and youth in  Bucks County.  These grants, ranging in value up to $10,000, will be reviewed for capital campaigns including structural improvements to the facility (bricks & mortar, such as new buildings or addition to existing buildings), or extensive renovation or addition of durable equipment to an existing structure.

Following submission of a “Letter of Inquiry,” we require applicants to contact FCP to set up a pre-grant meeting.  Applications for these grants are accepted for review on an ongoing basis.  Grants are distributed in the spring and fall of each year.

Foundations Community Partnership requires a full due-diligence review of all “Capital Campaign” applications. This process requires verification of non-profit status through “Guidestar,” a review of recent independent audits and financial statements, a pre-grant meeting and a site visit by members of the FCP staff and Board.  The process also follows the standards set by the “Council on Foundations” for Grantmaking Foundations.

Only complete applications submitted by the deadline will be reviewed. Late applications, incomplete applications or applications that are not consistent with the Mission, Values or other requirements of Foundations Community Partnership will not be considered.

Please visit the Philanthropy Network of Greater Philadelphia and the Council on Foundations for tips on writing a successful grant proposal and navigating through the due-diligence process.

All Capital Improvement Grant award recipients are required to provide a 12-month progress report.

Spring — LOI/Letter of Inquiry — April 1st.
Full Application (following LOI approval): April 15th.
Fall — LOI/Letter of Inquiry — October 1st.
Full Application (following LOI approval): October 15th.
Grants are awarded in June and December of each year.