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Focused Funds

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 prior to the deadline. 

 

Area of Focus Description Amount Available
Green Funds Conservation and Environment Closed
Health Family Practice Medical Education: emphasis on geriatric medical education Closed
  Mental Health Closed
  Children's Mental Health Closed
Special Populations Developmental Disabilities Closed
  Elderly Closed
Social Services Character and Leadership Development for Youth

Closed

Special Populations

Hospice and End-of-Life Care

Closed

 


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 $26,000
  Joseph A. Jeffrey Fund: supporting beautification and community improvement   $122,000
Education English Teachers in Private Preparatory Schools and Colleges/Universities $3,700
Health Health Education $48,600
  In-service Education: for voluntary health organizations $39,000
  Substance Abuse $35,500
Social Services Parent Education $49,400
  Adoption and Foster Care $19,300
  Summer Camp Maintenance $45,700

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.

 

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