Foundation Grants List 10/30/2019

Grant Recommendations

Welcome! Here are this week’s recommended foundations. These grants will be for various types of organizations, so they may not always be a perfect fit for you. However, there will be some that are. We also offer customized grant research reports that offer grants researched specifically for your organization, provide you with all of the submission requirements, deadlines, and a researched recommended request amount so that you can put your best effort forward when you apply.

This week’s focus is on Elderly Programs. Some of the deadlines may have passed, but you can keep this information for their next funding cycle.

Joseph L. Barbonchielli and Marie and Manuel B. Perez Foundation

The Joseph L. Barbonchielli and Marie and Manuel B. Perez Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations in San Francisco, CA, that provide services to needy seniors in order to help them live comfortably in their own homes.

Programs of interest include:

  • Healthcare
  • Meal services
  • Transportation services
  • Senior centers

Grants are made for general operating and project support.

The Foundation does not have a website at this time.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of inquiry including a description of the organization, the purpose for which funds are being requested, and the amount of the request. A copy of the IRS determination letter confirming tax-exempt status should also be included.

The application deadline is August 31, annually.

Mail to:
Attn: Clifton W. Ohman
456 Montgomery Street, Suite 1300
San Francisco, CA 94104

GATE Foundation

The mission of The GATE Foundation is to support the efforts and services that nurture and protect the well being of family and community.

To be eligible for grant funding, organizations must: 
* Be recognized as exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; 
* Have broad community support and address specific community needs; 
* Demonstrate fiscal and administrative stability; and 
* Be in existence for at least three (3) years. 

Focus Areas:
* Creates affordable housing for low-to-moderate income families; 
* Provides shelter for those in crisis; 
* Provides youth activity programs to reduce crime in communities (excludes athletic associations); 
* Offers food, nourishment & clothing to those in need; 
* Protects the communities; 
* Provides assisted or independent living for the disabled or elderly; 
* Ensures access to quality health care/health education programs. 

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Achelis and Bodman Foundation

The Achelis and Bodman Foundation Grants focus primarily on New York City and northern New Jersey. Funding is concentrated in six program areas: arts and culture, education, employment, health, public policy, and youth and families.

Arts and Culture: Support is generally made via operating grants to the City’s prominent cultural institutions. The Foundations is most likely to support organizations that promote and sustain traditional concepts of artistic excellence.

Education: The Foundation has funded charter schools, voucher programs, scholarships to parochial schools, and research that examines the impact of competition and other factors on K-12 educational performance. The Foundation also has an interest in helping young people and adults to realize their dreams of a college education. Finally, the Foundation seeks to promote intellectual excellence and balance at American colleges and universities.

Employment: The Foundation is particularly interested in supporting programs that emphasize the private sector and entrepreneurship. Target populations include ex-offenders, chronic substance abusers, those with low educational attainments, and those suffering from mental or physical disabilities. Job training and placement programs are of interest.

Health: The focus of the Foundation’s grants has been on the health needs of poor children, the disabled, and other disadvantaged populations, as well as on basic biomedical research, where a small grant at a pivotal time in a scientist’s research can have a disproportionate impact. The Foundation has also supported the work of policy experts evaluating reforms that would improve the healthcare system and make it more accessible and efficient.

Public Policy: Funding in this category covers a broad range of issues including: K-12 education (listed under Education), healthcare, families and marriage, crime prevention, prisoner reentry, philanthropy, the environment, welfare reform, and faith and religion. In all areas, the Foundation’s grantmaking is guided by a belief in the merits of economic and political liberty, free enterprise, and personal responsibility.

Youth and Families: The Foundation supports programs that boost academic achievement, provide positive recreational and educational activities for disadvantaged young people, promote good character and values, preserve families, and encourage responsible parenting. In addition, the Foundation has a special interest in programs that prevent criminal behavior, discourage pre-marital sexual activity among teens, and assist vulnerable populations, such as disconnected youth, children who have been in foster care or suffered abuse, the disabled, and the homebound elderly. The Foundation is particularly interested in funding smaller, neighborhood-based organizations that choose to rely on private support rather than government grants or contracts.

Nonprofit organizations are welcome to submit a Letter of Inquiry or proposal letter by regular mail at any time. The letter should briefly summarize the history of the project, need, objectives, time period, key staff, project budget, and evaluation plan.