The Foundation makes grant decisions in December and June. Requests for both general operating support and program support are considered. Grants are made only to tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations. Before applying, please review our funding priorities and restrictions. Feel free to contact our offices about whether your program(s) fit within the Foundation's guidelines. Please note that we make very few new grants each year.
As an initial approach to the Foundation, prospective applicants should submit a two- to three-page letter of inquiry. The letter should include the following information:
Please do not send full proposals unless requested by the Foundation after review of a letter of inquiry. Full grant proposals should include the following:
The Foundation accepts, but does not require, the New York Area Common Application Form.
Letters of inquiry are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Letters of inquiry and proposals should be sent to:
If you have any further questions regarding our guidelines or application process, we encourage you to contact our offices.