The Raymond J. and Mary C. Reisert Foundation Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States
for Education, Health, and Housing Programs

GrantWatch ID#: 177062
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

The Raymond J. and Mary C. Reisert Foundation



Request a Grant Writer

Grants ranging from an average of $2,500 to $15,000 to Long Island, New York; Mid-State Maine; Northeastern North Carolina; and Lower Virginia Tidewater region nonprofits for education, health, and housing programs. Initial applications are due by February 1. Funding will be provided to or for the following:

1. To educational institutions and to programs that support the education of the disadvantaged;

2. To health care institutions to establish or support disease-based research programs and programs that provide healthcare to the poor;

3. For programs that are designed to improve living conditions of the homeless and those living in substandard housing;

4. For programs that are designed to help low and moderate income individuals obtain safe and affordable housing;

5. For half-way and safe houses that have been established to provide assistance to homeless youth, battered women, the mentally ill and recovering drug addicts and alcoholics; or

6. For such other programs as the Trustees deem suitable for the Mission of the Foundation.

The Reisert Foundation’s is fairly flexible in what it funds. It is especially interested in working with small, community based programs and priority is given to projects where grant funds can make a significant impact. Over the years, the Foundation has provided funding for everything from building repairs and office equipment, to start-up salaries for charitable organizations.

The Foundation has traditionally been able to fund approximately 15 grants per calendar year.

The average grant ranges from $2,500 to $15,000.

Grants are primarily single, one time awards after which the Grantee is ineligible to reapply for two years. Occasionally, however, multiple year grants up to four years have been awarded. These organizations are invited to reapply yearly and are closely monitored by a member of the Board of Directors who is directly involved in overseeing the grant expenditures. These organizations are required to continually demonstrate both the effectiveness of their project and how it is progressing to either completion and/or self sustainability.

The Foundation provides grants only to organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, known as nonprofit public charities.

The Reisert Foundation does not entertain requests for:

1. Endowments
2. Political lobbying, Political Campaigns or Voter Registration
3. Grants to individuals
4. Advertising
5. Fundraising events
6. Supporting organizations as described in section 509(a)(3)

The Foundation accepts proposals by invitation only; however, the Foundation is always interested in expanding their list of potential grantees. If your organization’s work is consistent with the Foundation's Mission and you wish to introduce that organization to the Reisert Foundation, an Introductory Fact Sheet must be completed and forwarded by February 1. If there is an interest on the part of the Foundation, a Board Member will contact the organization for more information.

If chosen for further consideration, there is a three step Grant process:

First, An Application Form will be emailed. A single hard copy is required to be mailed and another submitted electronically. Both will be due by May 1.

Second, In most instances, a site visit will take place.

Third, Based on the information obtained and the availability of funds, a final determination will be made. If selected for funding an award notification will take place in June. Funding will take place during the Summer months.​

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

Click here to submit the online Introductory Fact Sheet:

For more information, contact the Foundation at:

5561 N Croatan Highway
Box 341
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949


The geographic focus for these grants is in Northeastern North Carolina; Mid-State Maine; Long Island, New York; and Lower Virginia Tidewater region.

See the full text of this grant

USA: Maine;   New York;   North Carolina;   Virginia

Live Chat with a Grant Specialist

Our team of researchers and grant specialists review hundreds of funding resources daily to make sure provides members with the most up-to-date grants.

We have grants for:


Need help?

Hi, I would love to guide you through the site.
Please feel free to call or write.

Customer Sales & Support (561) 249-4129