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Grant Guidelines

The Foundation provides support to a wide array of qualified organizations. We do not allocate our funding based upon predetermined categories (e.g. education, youth, etc.). Rather, our grantmaking is responsive to those opportunities that present as the most compelling, impactful, and/or sustainable.


We are particularly interested in innovative projects and initiatives that address an identified need and have the potential to achieve outcomes that can be replicated.


We prefer to support projects that involve other funders. From our perspective, multiple funding partners can help ensure the effectiveness and sustainability of a project.


We are interested in projects that can be shown to maintain or improve the sustainability of an organization.


We seek proposals that address the highest priority of an organization and where it can be shown our investment will make a critical and significant difference.


We do not make grants to individuals or for-profit organizations, and we do not sponsor fundraising events or political activities.


In addition to capital and programmatic support, proposals may be considered for unrestricted funding.


The Foundation has a long tradition of supporting private higher education in Upstate New York. This continues to be of interest to the Foundation, but with a narrowed focus on higher education initiatives that meaningfully and directly impact the Auburn community.


Grant recipients will be expected to provide the Foundation with an evaluation report upon completion of the project for which funding was provided. This report requests information regarding the specific impact of the project, how our grant helped leverage additional funding/establish new partnerships, benefits and challenges experienced during the project, and an updated income and expense budget. Interim reports may also be requested on a case-by-case basis.

Additional Information

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