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Grigg Lewis Foundation Grant

Grants to Niagara County, New York Nonprofits for Arts, Youth,
Seniors, Tourism, Education, Health, and Human Services Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Grigg Lewis Foundation

LOI Date:


Deadline Date:

11/02/18 4:00 PM


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Grants to Niagara County, New York nonprofits for programs and projects that benefit local residents. Applicants must submit a Letter of Inquiry by January 19. Funding will specifically be provided for arts and cultural programs, youth programs, senior programs, local tourism, preservation and restoration of local history, community improvement and development, human services, educational programs, and health and wellness programs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 175589

Term of Contract:

The Grigg Lewis Foundation will consider challenge grants and multi-year grants.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Grigg Lewis Foundation makes grants only to tax-exempt organizations with 501(c)3 classifications from the Internal Revenue Service.

The Foundation does not provide direct aid to individuals (including scholarships). The Foundation does not make donations to religious causes other than those supported by Mrs. Lewis during her lifetime.

Projects must show definite benefit to residents of Niagara County. They must have a substantial benefit to this area and must not be duplicates of services already existing.

Although there may be exceptions, the requesting charity organization should not be supported by tax dollars or other ready sources of income.

Charities must have a clear mandate and purpose. Charities must have clear leadership. Charities must be willing to provide reports covering the operation of the programs for which the grants are paid. The requesting organizations must be well organized with a successful track record. Start-up programs will be subject to a thorough examination of their feasibility and must supply a business plan.

Pre-Application Information:

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Application Process:


Click on the link in the Supporting Documents section below to download a tip sheet on How to Prepare a Successful Application.

2017 Board Meetings and Application Deadlines:

Letters of Inquiry to be received no later than 4 pm on:

- January 19, 2018
- April 13, 2018
- July 13, 2018
- October 12, 2018

Application Deadline:

- February 9, 2018
- May 11, 2018
- August 10, 2018
- November 2, 2018

Board Meeting:

- March 21, 2018
- June 21, 2018
- September 20, 2018
- December 13, 2018

Contact Information:

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

Click here to apply online:

Please scan and send the attachments via email to:

Or send via USPS to:

Grigg Lewis Foundation, Inc.
76 West Ave
Lockport, NY 14094

Additional Contact Information:

Chris Smith, Assistant Executive Director
Phone: (716)478-0002
Fax: (716) 478-0281

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Niagara County