Grants are intended to provide major support for specific capital projects and will not be made to individuals, annual appeals, or to general endowment funds. Grants are not made in support of programs, salaries, operating expenses, trips, concerts, events and the like.
Grants are intended to support proposed projects, not those that have already been undertaken or completed.
Funds awarded must be expended within a year of the time of the grant. For funds awarded subject to a contingency, money granted must be spent within a year of the time that the contingency has been met and the grant paid.
For an extension of the 12 month deadline or a change in the use of the funds, a written request must be submitted to the board for approval.
Present policy gives priority to large capital grants. However, the Foundations accept proposals for smaller requests, from smaller organizations, and for seed money for vital start-up programs.
The Foundations look favorably upon requests for matching grants.
Distribution meetings are held in March and October