What types of organizations typically receive grants?
The Foundation principally supports projects and initiatives based in the greater Washington, DC region with measurable and tangible objectives. Our recipient organizations typically work in the fields of human services, health care initiatives and education.
Where do I get an application?
You can download two versions of the application off this web site:
A traditional form that you must print out and then fill out by hand and mail.
An interactive form that you also have to print out and mail, but you may fill it out on your computer screen by typing directly into the interactive fields.
→ Only applications that are fully complete and submitted on our official form will be considered.
→ We currently do not have the capability to receive applications (and supporting documentation) electronically. All applications and supporting documentation must be mailed to be considered.
What materials do I have to include with my completed application?
- 501(c)(3) IRS Letter of Determination
- A list of the applicant organization’s Board of Directors
- Your Program Budget
- Do not include any other material
Where do I send my application and supplemental materials?
Our mailing address: P.O. Box 6677, Annapolis, MD 21401-0677
How will I know if you’ve received my materials?
We will send you email confirmation that we have received your application and supplemental materials. Only applications that have all the required materials will be considered.
When is the application deadline?
Regardless of when completed applications are physically received IN our P.O. Box, the cut off date for each year is May 31st. See Applying for a Grant for more specific details.
If your materials are received before that date, they will be considered for the current year, if they are received after that date, they will be held for the following year.
Why would my organization be refused a grant?
A requestee might be denied a grant due to:
- Materials not complete (i.e. no supplemental information submitted or information was submitted on incorrect forms).
- Application guidelines were not met.
- The applicant received a grant in a previous year but did not fulfill Grant Agreement requirements.
→ Keep in mind that even though your organization might fall within our Mission ‘s Guidelines, we receive a large number of requests for assistance and can only fund some of them. See our Annual Reports page for a list of previous grantees.
If I am not considered for a grant this year, can I try again next year?
Yes, and we welcome your submission. Please make sure that your organization applies within the appropriate time frame and uses the correct application form and required supplemental information is included.