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FOCUSED FUNDS

These categories are based on the interests of donors who have established funds to support a particular area of grantmaking.

Based on the amount of available grant dollars each year, the majority of the grants awarded will be $1,000 to $10,000. Requests may be submitted for up to $25,000 if there is sufficient funding.

 

A category is listed as ‘Closed’ when all grant dollars have been committed for the calendar year. These ‘Closed’ categories are updated annually in February. Grant applications are accepted in May and October for different funding categories, as reflected below.

DEADLINES

Spring Deadline

 

The Spring deadline for Focused Funds grants is the first Friday in May. The application will be available one month before the deadline. View Deadlines & Open Houses for more information.

 

Area of Focus Description Amount Available
Green Funds Conservation and Environment $175,000
Health Mental Health $240,000
  Children's Mental Health $65,000
Special Populations Developmental Disabilities $650,000
  Hospice and End-of-Life Care

$138,000

  Older Adults

$195,000

Social Services Character and Leadership Development for Youth

$192,000

 


Fall Deadline

The Fall deadline for Focused Funds grants is the first Friday in October. The application will be available one month before the deadline. View Deadlines & Open Houses for more information.

 

AREA OF FOCUS

DESCRIPTION AMOUNT AVAILABLE
Community Improvement Historic Preservation

$31,900

  Joseph A. Jeffrey Fund: supporting beautification and community improvement  

$149,300

Education English Teachers in Private Preparatory Schools and Colleges/Universities

$4,500

Health Medical and Health Education

$59,700

  In-service Education: for voluntary health organizations

$63,600

  Substance Abuse

$48,000

Social Services Parent Education

$61,000

  Adoption and Foster Care

$23,800

  Summer Camp Maintenance

$62,000

STAFF CONTACTS

General questions, and categories not mentioned/assigned above, please contact Emily Savors.

Joseph A. Jeffrey Fund and Historic Preservation, please contact Matthew Martin.

Green Funds, please contact Victoria Prokup.

Hospice and End-of-Life Care, please contact Dan Sharpe.

Technical assistance, please contact Melissa McCool.