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Apply For A Grant

The Fred L. Emerson Foundation’s grantmaking is focused on Upstate New York with a concentration on the founder’s community of Auburn, Cayuga County and the surrounding region.


Organizations seeking our support are encouraged to review our Grant Guidelines. Colleges and universities seeking our support are encouraged to review our Grant Guidelines for Higher Education


All proposals submitted for consideration must be completed through the Foundation's Online Application portal.  The online application link can be accessed on the right side of this page. 

Our online application portal reduces paper waste and streamlines the proposal process. If there are any questions about the online application process, please feel free to contact our office.

Please note, proposal submission deadlines for colleges and universities are 3:00 pm on March 1 and September 1 (or preceding business day when the date falls on a weekend or holiday). All other proposals are accepted and considered on an ongoing basis.




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