grant making process

FUNDING PRIORITIES

The support of The Firstenburg Foundation is categorized into four major areas of priority:

  • Healthcare
  • Children
  • Housing
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Higher Education
  • Athletic Programs
  • Parks & Recreation
  • History Projects & Museums
  • Libraries
  • Community Centers & Support
  • Performance Arts
  • Music
  • Education & Learning

CUMULATIVE GRANTS AWARDED BY CATEGORY (in millions)

  • Millions of Dollars Awarded

PERCENTAGE OF GRANT APPLICATIONS APPROVED BY CATEGORY

  • Health & Human Services
  • Education
  • Community Development
  • Arts & Culture

What is grant making?

Grant Making is the practice of giving money to charitable organizations in order to help support and advance the organization’s charitable works. As a private foundation we provide grants to organizations whose mission is aligned with The Firstenburg Foundation’s stated charitable purpose, that of improving the quality of life of citizens in the communities served by First Independent Bank..

Funding Support

The Firstenburg Foundation supports programs and special projects as well as some capital campaigns, but generally does not provide funding for operating expenses or staff positions. It also does not typically fund start‐up or demonstration programs. Multi‐year commitments, usually not more than three years, may also be made.

Funding Cycles

The Firstenburg Foundation Board of Directors meet each year in March and September to consider grant applications. The application deadlines are the first Wednesday in February for the March funding cycle and the first Wednesday in August for the September funding cycle.

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