Initial contact should be made with our Executive Director, Patti Sterling, at 410-933-0384 or firstname.lastname@example.org so that we can determine if your project fits within the scope of the Foundation’s interests.
Once you receive approval from Executive Director, Patti Sterling, you’ll be given a link to our online portal to submit your request. The complete application process can be found here.
No. You will need to first be invited to submit an LOI after speaking with Patti Sterling, Executive Director. Once the LOI is approved you will be invited to submit a grant application. See directions for the application process here.
A sample of the Letter of Inquiry can be found here.
A sample of the Grant Application can be found here.
The Dresher Foundation will not consider a new funding request until all terms of a previous grant are met. This includes fulfilling the one-year grant term from time of payment and submitting a final report. For organizations that have not received funding previously, we encourage you to work directly with our Executive Director to receive pre-approval of your request.
No, all applicants must follow the same process. Please contact the Foundation's executive director, at 410-933-0384 or email@example.com.
Before seeking approval to submit a new request, you must satisfy all of the terms of the current grant agreement. This includes expending all grant funding within 12 months of approval and submitting a final report on the project. You may only apply once per 12-month period.
The Foundation funds nonprofit organizations primarily located in, or serving residents of Harford County, Maryland.
Yes! Generally, a site visit will be scheduled after a grant application is submitted; however, Foundation staff is available to answer any questions you may have throughout the application process.
Communicating with individual trustees about your application is highly discouraged. Please direct questions and other communications to Patti Sterling, the Foundation's Executive Director, at 410-933-0384 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Appropriate amounts will vary depending on the program or project. Please call our office to discuss your request.
There is no typical grant amount. Instead, it depends on the budgetary needs of a particular organization or project and the Foundation’s financial resources. The exact amount is at the discretion of the trustees.
You are free to identify the Foundation’s support within your organization and in your communications with other prospective donors. The Foundation is not anonymous, but it does not seek publicity for its grant-making.
We require a final grant report 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, and the results of the program or project funded.