Scaife Family Foundation grant awards will support and develop programs that strengthen families, address issues surrounding the health and welfare of women and children, promote animal welfare, and that demonstrate the beneficial interaction between humans and animals. The Foundation will consider grants directed toward early intervention and prevention efforts in the area of drug and alcohol addiction. Consideration may be given to organizations that encourage private conservation. The Foundation will remain flexible in order to offer support in areas of importance as determined by the Trustees. The Foundation will not consider grants to individuals. Proposals for the following are usually declined: event sponsorships, endowments, capital campaigns, renovations or government agencies.
Grant requests to the Foundation should be in letter form signed by the organization’s President, or authorized representative, and have the approval of the organization’s Board of Directors. The letter should include a concise description of the specific program for which funds are requested. Additional information must include a budget for the program and for the organization, a list of the Board of Directors, a copy of the organization’s current ruling letter evidencing tax exemption under Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code and a copy of the most recent 990 filed with the IRS. Also, if available, their latest audited financial statement and annual report. Additional information may be requested if needed for further evaluation.
The Foundation normally considers grants at semi annual meetings. Requests for the Spring meeting should be received by March 1st and September 1st for the Fall meeting. However, requests may be submitted at any time and will be acted upon as expeditiously as possible.
Grant application letters should be addressed to:
View the 2012 Annual Report