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Princeton Area Community Foundation: The Greater Mercer Grants Program

Grants to Address the Needs of Low-Income
Individuals and Families in Mercer County

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Foundation / Corporation

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Princeton Area Community Foundation

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Grants of up to $25,000 for projects and of up to $50,000 for community-wide projects will be awarded in New Jersey to tax-exempt organizations to benefit residents of Mercer County and the immediately adjoining areas of surrounding counties. Funds are intended for programs that address the needs of low-income individuals and families. Applications can be submitted for program support or operating support.

Not funded:
-Building renovations and new facility construction
-Capital and endowment campaigns and projects
-Fundraising appeals and events
-Scholarships and individual sponsorships
-Field trips, unless part of a larger educational effort
-Sports activities, unless part of a larger educational effort
-Sponsorship of events (Sponsorships are occasionally made as part of the Community Foundation’s marketing efforts, and solely at the Foundation’s initiation)
-Lobbying and other political activities
-Fraternal and religious activities
-Tax-supported and government-operated basic programs and services, such as core curricular school activities, and essential police and fire services

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 132087

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $25,000 for projects; Up to $50,000 for community wide projects.

Term of Contract:

1 year

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-Tax-exempt 501(c)3 non-profit organizations benefiting residents of Mercer County, New Jersey, and the immediately adjoining areas of surrounding counties.
-Organizations must be registered with the State of New Jersey as a charity, unless they are religious organizations, or schools that file their curricula with the Department of Education and are exempt from the provisions of the New Jersey Charitable Registration and Investigation Act.

Pre-Application Information:

-Grants are awarded three months after the deadline.
-Organizations that have received funding for five consecutive years will be asked to take two years off from applying for Greater Mercer Grants, except in extraordinary circumstances.
-Non-profits may submit one application per calendar year.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Princeton Area Community Foundation
15 Princess Road
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648-2301

Phone: (609) 219-1800
Fax: (609) 219-1850

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Jersey