Application Guidelines

General Considerations

The Foundation does not make grants to individuals. Grants are considered for IRS-qualified non-profit organizations located within the United States, and typically range from $1,000 to $20,000.

The Foundation will consider requests to support museums, cultural, and performing arts programs; schools, hospitals, educational and skills training programs, programs for youth, seniors, and the handicapped; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and their programs.

Letter of Request

Organizations seeking support from the Foundation may submit a letter of request, not exceeding three pages in length, which includes a brief description of the purpose of the organization, and a brief outline of the program or project for which funding is sought.

In addition to the letter, the request should include a 200-word synopsis of the proposal. The request should also include the budget for the program or project, and the total operating budget for the organization. Please do not submit financial statements or copies of audit reports.

To ensure that your organization is a qualified grantee under the provisions of the Internal Revenue Code, a copy of the IRS letter stating your Section 501(c) (3) tax-exempt/not a private foundation status, must be included with the application. Should your request be selected for further consideration, additional financial information, including copies of recent 990s filed with the IRS over the past four years, may be required.

Deadlines

Grants are awarded by the Foundation in the Spring and Autumn of each year.

For the Spring round of grants, the postmark deadline is November 10

For the Autumn round of grants, the postmark deadline is May 10

(In those instances when the deadline date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline shall move to the next business day. Requests received following a deadline date will be held for consideration in the following grants round.)

Mailing Your Request

Application packages should be sent in hard copy (no e-mail submissions will be accepted) to:

The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation

Attn: Mary P. Surrey, President

2233 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Suite 414

Washington, DC 20007

Please be sure to include the complete name and address (postal and email) of the organization making the request, as well as the name and address of the individual to be contacted for additional information (if necessary).

(Last updated: August 1, 2013)

The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation

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