Frequently Asked Questions
Important Note: The Dresher Foundation’s grant application is now on-line only. Please be sure to follow the steps for applying.
How do I contact the Dresher Foundation to explore funding opportunities?
Initial contact should be made by telephone to Robin Platts at 410-933-0384 or by email to email@example.com. In this way the foundation can determine whether the application fits within the scope of the trustees' interest.
Please do not submit a Letter of Inquiry or Grant Application without first receiving approval from foundation staff. Unsolicited applications are not reviewed.
What is the geographic scope of the foundation?
The foundation funds nonprofit organizations that are located in Baltimore City, eastern Baltimore County and Harford County.
There are many nonprofits throughout the state that provide services to residents of those jurisdictions but that are located outside of the specific areas. We do not fund organizations that are physically located outside of Baltimore City, eastern Baltimore County or Harford County.
How often may my organization apply?
The foundation will not consider inquiries or applications from any nonprofit more than once every twelve months and limited to one application.
Those organizations receiving multi-year funding may not re-apply until the grant is completed.
An organization cannot apply for funding until the post grant form is completed and accepted by the foundation.
Will the foundation meet with grantseekers?
Generally, a site visit will be scheduled after a grant application is submitted.
Foundation staff is available to meet with nonprofit representatives prior to or after a Letter of Inquiry is accepted.
Is it helpful to contact foundation trustees for support?
Communicating with individual trustees about your application is discouraged. Please direct questions and other communications to Robin Platts, executive director, 410-933-0384 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How should I submit my Letter of Inquiry or Grant Application to the foundation?
Please email your Letter of Inquiry to Robin Platts, email@example.com.
Your application should be completed using the online Grant Application.
- Click here to start a new application. You must create a login to be able to return to your application.
- Click here to return to an application you have already started or use the Grantee Login at the right of the menu bar.
Do you publish an annual report?
The foundation does not publish an annual report. Please go to the GuideStar Website to view copies of our 990PF.