Foundation Grants List 12/9/2020

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.

Some of the deadlines may have passed, but you can keep this information for their next funding cycle.

Bernard Family Foundation

The Bernard Family Foundation makes general support grants in the following interest areas:
  • Arts and culture including music, performing arts and theater
  • Children’s hospitals
  • Community development
  • Diseases and disorders
  • Economic development
  • Education – higher
  • Health care administration and financing
  • Human services
  • In-patient medical care, particularly Jewish group homes and Jewish councils for the aging
  • Shelter and residential care
The Foundation does not have a website at this time.
Interested applicants should submit the following information with a letter of inquiry:
  • Name, address, phone number, and email address of the grantee
  • Include the purpose of the grant
  • Include any requested information to substantiate the requested funds
  • The amount of request must include any additional funding requirements necessary
The Foundation has not specified any geographic restrictions, though grantmaking is focused in Maryland.
The application deadline is December 31 for funding in the next year.
Cathy S. Bernard
5532 Greystone Manor
Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Frances W. Burton Foundation

The Frances W. Burton Foundation makes grants to organizations serving children and the underprivileged. Specific past areas of interest have included basic and emergency aid, cancer, muscular dystrophy, children’s services, education, human services, performing arts, shelter and residential care, sports, and youth development.
An application form is required. Interested applicants should first submit a letter of inquiry.
The annual deadline is December 31. Grants are made nationwide with a focus in Alaska and Utah.


Gary W. Teran, Board Member


(801) 269-1818


6440 S. Millrock Drive
Holladay, UT 84121-5893

Versacare – Traditional

Versacare provides grants for programs and projects sponsored by tax-exempt organizations and entities that support the mission of or are directly affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Funding focus areas:
  • Advancement of education and science education*
  • Promotion of healthcare activities
  • Assistance for the underprivileged
  • Women and children’s issues and rights
*  Conventional advancement of education and science education grants are limited to higher education and denominal education administration units; primary and secondary schools are eligible only for STEM grants.
Grants focus on supporting programs as opposed to supporting building renovations or new constructions. However, Versacare may consider providing grants for construction or modification of buildings to long-term grant recipients located primarily in mission settings.
1. Applications for programs and projects that are consistent with and supportive of the Mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
2. Applications only from tax-exempt organizations or from those organizations who are directly affiliated with and supported by such organizations.
3. Applications from organizations that have been in operation for two or more years.
4. Applications with matching or supporting funds from the recipient or other organizations.
Versacare provides a limited number of grants to organizations that are not related to the Seventh-day Adventist Church but whose missions are consistent with the mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Preference is given to organizations located within the Inland Empire of Southern California or to those in proximity to a facility or entity that Versacare operates or with which it is historically closely affiliated.