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The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation Grants

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Assist
Individuals and Children in Need

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The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation

Deadline Date:

03/01/21 Noon Central Time


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Grants of up to $50,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for capacity building and to support services that assist disadvantaged individuals. Funding is intended for initiatives that will make a significant impact on the lives of those in need, including helping disadvantaged youth and homeless individuals, as well as supporting the adoption of orphans and foster children.

Priority for funding is based on the degree of difference the project will make in the lives of people in need and the cost per individual helped. This is a useful yardstick to use in evaluating the likelihood that a proposed project will receive funding. In its mission to make a difference in the lives of people in need, the Swett Foundation is seeking to provide the funding to non-profit organizations that will be pivotal to the organization's mission. 

Organizations successful at obtaining grants from the Swett Foundation tend to those that provide evidence that their project will be successful, that the budget for the project has been accurately prepared and researched fully, and that the project could not be funded out of their existing resources.

Special Interests:

The Swett Foundation is always eager to explore new ways to make a difference so is anxious to hear of new possibilities. If your project represents a new venture for the Foundation, please do not be discouraged from applying. 

Although funding is NOT limited to these areas, by exploring new projects in the past, the Foundation has developed a particular interest in:

  • Finding new ways to truly make a difference in the lives of people in need,
  • Matching or challenge grants whereby a grant from the Swett Foundation can be used to obtain further funds,
  • Supporting adoption of orphans or foster children,
  • Supporting the homeless,
  • Supporting disadvantaged youth,
  • Finding ways to make a pivotal impact on the non-profit organization itself and thus increase its current and/or future services to people in need. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 162355

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant amounts will be dependent upon the Foundation's financial status but generally do not usually exceed $50,000 unless in case of exceptional qualifications.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are limited to non-profit organizations based in the United States and granted a tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. This designation must be held by the applying organization itself. Other than this requirement the Swett Foundation does not have geographical restrictions for eligibility.

Types of projects that are not funded by the Swett Foundation:
- Projects submitted by individuals. [The Swett Foundation is required by law to limit its funding to non-profit organizations based in the United States and granted a tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code]. If you are looking for assistance with an individual adoption, the Foundation suggests you apply for a cash grant from the Gift of Adoption Fund at
- Projects submitted by organizations based outside the US (see above).
- Projects which benefit animals. [Our trustees' hearts are greatly attached to animals but more so to the people they love].
- Projects which involve the building or renovation of facilities.
- Projects involving medical research.
- Projects involving environmental causes. [The Foundation recognizes that environmental causes impact the quality of human life, but it is are hoping to find projects with a more immediate and direct impact].
- Projects involving discriminatory practices in the selection of individuals to be helped.
- Projects to organizations which support practices that may harm human life.
- Projects involving organizations with large endowments or large amounts of available funding.
- Projects involving organizations which have a high percentage of expenditures involved with fundraising or administrative costs in relation to program services.
- Projects involving organizations that have not demonstrated fiscal responsibility.
- Projects benefiting the arts.
- While not excluded from consideration outright, projects benefiting people in need through the arts have historically not been funded primarily because other competing organizations at the time were determined to have a more direct beneficial impact. If this describes your project, please consider this information in determining if it is worth your while to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

Contact Information:

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

A link to the online application will be posted at when the grant cycle opens.

The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation
C/O Lionsbridge Wealth Management
1514 Roberts Drive
Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250

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