Grant Application Guidelines
Funding applications, including those from past grantees, are limited to nonprofits located primarily in Harford County, Maryland.
Areas of Interest
- Operating support
- Summer camp requests are considered only for the January 8 and March 19 deadlines.
- Behavioral health requests are considered only for the March 19 deadline.
Important: The trustees do not accept unsolicited inquiries from public, private or charter elementary schools, high schools, colleges or universities.
Regretfully, support is not provided for
- Agencies that redistribute grant funds to nonprofits
- Animal welfare/humane societies
- Annual giving
- Galas, special events, or golf tournaments
- Environmental programs
- Legal services
- National or local chapters for specific diseases
- One-time only events, seminars, or workshops
- Political activities
- Staff development and training
- Summer camps that are less than four weeks
- Public, private or charter elementary or high schools, colleges or universities. Only educational institutions that have a current relationship with the Dresher family are being funded.
- The foundation will only make grants to organizations that are exempt from federal tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and that are not classified as private foundations under section 509(a) of the Code.
- The foundation does not assume an obligation for permanent support for any organization or activity. It will consider multi-year grants for applications that exceed $100,000.
- The foundation will not consider inquiries or applications from any organization more than once every twelve months.
- Those organizations receiving multi-year funding may not re-apply until the grant is completed.
- The foundation will not be the sole source of external funding for any project or program.
2021 Submission Deadlines for Letters of Inquiry and Grant Applications
- Friday, January 8
- Friday, March 19
- Friday, July 9
- Friday, September 24
Summer camp requests are considered only for the January 8 and March 19 deadlines.
Behavioral health requests are considered only for the March 19 deadline.
2021 Board Meetings
Meetings begin at 8:30 a.m. at the Maryland Golf and Country Club.
- Friday, February 19
- Friday, May 21
- Friday, September 17
- Friday, November 19
- All grant recipients must sign and return a Grant Agreement, provided by the foundation.
- An interim or post grant report will be submitted one year from receipt of the funding. This report is customized to your organization’s grant. The report will require, but not be limited to, an accounting of how the funds were spent, a comparison of the actual expenses to revenue, and the results of the program/projects funded.
- All funding will be returned to the foundation if the reporting requirements are not met within the time specified.
Conflict of Interest
Trustees of the Dresher Foundation, Inc. are involved in many community activities as volunteers, donors, and members of boards and advisory committees. The foundation requires disclosure by trustees of their involvement in organizations that are applicants to the foundation, and abstention from voting on the application from any organization in which they are involved.
For more information, review our Frequently Asked Questions.
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