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McLean Contributionship

Deadline: April 22, 2019

The McLean Contributionship is accepting applications to their grant program.

The Contributionship favors projects in the Greater Philadelphia area when they enhance the lives of those living there.

The Trustees are most likely to respond positively when the project:
* stimulates a better understanding of the natural environment, and encourages the preservation of its important features;
* encourages more compassionate and cost-effective care for the ill and aging, in an atmosphere of dignity and self-respect; or
* promotes education, or medical, scientific, or on occasion, cultural developments enhancing the quality of life.

In addition, the Trustees from time to time support projects which:
* motivate promising young people to assess and develop their talents despite social and economic obstacles; or
* encourage those in newspaper and related fields to become more effective and responsible in helping people understand better how, events in their communities and around the world affect them.

Funding focus areas include:

  • Arts, Culture and Humanities
  • Education
  • Environment including land preservation
  • Animals – domestic and zoos/wildlife
  • Health
  • Human Services

Organizations that received a grant are asked to take a year off from applying. For example, if you received a grant in 2018, you would take 2019 off, and can make another request in 2020.

For timely consideration, applications must be received no later than six weeks before the next meeting of the Board of Trustees:

  • January 21, 2019 [for the March 4, 2019 meeting]
  • April 22, 2019 [for the June 3, 2019 meeting]
  • September 2019 [meeting date to be determined]
  • December 2019 [meeting date to be determined]

Richard S. Reynolds Foundation

Deadline: April 30, 2019

The Richard S. Reynolds Foundation provides assistance to organizations as part of its mission to build strong communities.

The foundation makes grants in the areas of education, the arts, health, science, history, the environment, and those in need. Previous grants were used to fund American history programs for high school students, educational programming, school facility improvements for young adults with developmental disabilities, college readiness programs and efforts to increase education levels, and youth orchestra programs.

Eligible applicants are US nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations. Successful applications should include a complete organization history, project description, detailed project budget, current operating budget, and a list of board members and officers. Applications must be submitted by postal mail; applications by email or fax are not accepted.

There are two deadlines each year: October 31 for November review, and April 30 for May review

Ambrose Monell Foundation

Deadline: April 30, 2019

The Ambrose Monell Foundation provides giving for the improvement of the physical, mental, and moral condition of humanity throughout the world. Giving largely for hospitals and health services, scientific research, museums, performing arts, and other cultural activities, and higher and secondary education; support also for social services, research in political science, mental health, and aid to the handicapped.

Related fields of interest include: aging; AIDS research; alcoholism; animal welfare; disabilities, people with; education; health care; health organizations; hospitals (general); human services; medical research; mental health/crisis services; physical/earth sciences; political science; and public policy, research.

The foundation provides the following types of support: annual campaigns; building/renovation; capital campaigns; continuing support; curriculum development; equipment; general/operating support; matching/challenge support; research; and scholarship funds. The foundation does not make grants to individuals.

The first step in the application process is to submit an online letter of inquiry, which appears to be open for submission at any time. Invited proposal deadline dates are April 30 and October 31. Notification will be given within four to six weeks for letters of inquiry.

Giving is on a national basis.

Sam Mazza Foundation

Deadline: May 1, 2019

The Sam Mazza Foundation funds charitable organizations that improve their communities through the arts, education or by addressing quality-of-life concerns. The organizations or their fiscal agents must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

There are numerous program types that are not eligible for funding, so interested applicants should review that detailed information in the guidelines.

The Sam Mazza Foundation has one grant funding cycle per year using a two-step application process that includes a preliminary application and a formal proposal.  The grant cycle is outlined below:

Preliminary Application Cycle
Preliminary Application Deadline:  February 1
Foundation Response to Applications:  March 15

Formal Grant Proposal Cycle
Proposal Submission Deadline:  May 1
Foundation Response to Proposals:  June 5

Funding of Approved Grants:  June 15
Funding is available nationwide.

Provident Bank Foundation

Deadline: May 1, 2019

Provident Bank Foundation will begin accepting letters of intent to their Major Grant program on January 2, 2019. Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations may apply.

The Foundation makes grants in three priority areas: community enrichment, education, and health, youth & families.

Community Enrichment: focuses on programs that drive economic development, contribute to a more well-rounded community experience, and provide increased access to information and specialized learning opportunities.

Education: supports innovative programming that expands access to, and improves the quality of, well-rounded educational experiences for people of all ages.

Health, Youth & Families: aim to ensure people of all ages and means have the ability to improve the quality of their lives, including having a safe place to live and access to quality healthcare.

A Major Grant funds projects and/or programs that address one or more of the funding priority areas in a significant way. These projects and/or programs are typically more structured and robust than those supported through PBF’s Community Grants, but of lesser scale than those awarded longer-term Signature Grants.

LOI and applications should clearly identify the target population, the numbers served (not percentages), and the specific impact that success will bring.

Geographic Requirements. Applicants must be based in, serve, and/or demonstrate proposed project impact in at least one of the following geographies:

  • New Jersey: Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Union and / or Warren Counties
  • Pennsylvania: Lehigh Valley (eastern portion of Lehigh County and southeastern portion of Northampton County) and/or Bucks County

    Major Grant LOI

  • Cycle 1: January 2 – February 1, 2019
  • Cycle 2: April 1 – May 1, 2019
  • Cycle 3: July 1 – August 1, 2019