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Raymond J. and Mary C. Reisert Foundation Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Eligible Regions for
Healthcare, Housing, and Education Projects

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Grants ranging from $500 to $15,000 to USA nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for projects in the areas of healthcare, housing, and education. Applicants must submit an LOI prior to submitting a full application. Eligible regions include Eastern North Carolina; Central Maine; Long Island, New York; and Lower Tidewater, Virginia.

Previous projects funded by this grant program include school-readiness classes for children from non-English speaking families; a free dental clinic for rural communities with little access to dental care; and remodeling a shelter that provides services to help transition homeless men to find gainful employment and traditional living arrangements.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177062

Number of Grants:

After all applications have been reviewed, the Foundation will typically award about 15 grants each year.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants typically range from from $500 – $15,000 each.

Term of Contract:

Grants are awarded for a one year period and require a follow-up process to measure results. Multi-year grants are considered on a case-by-case basis and are subject to ongoing evaluation.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants can only be awarded to 501(c)(3) organizations that have been granted tax exempt status by the IRS. The Foundation will request the EIN of each applicant to verify eligibility.

Generally not funded:
Political lobbying, campaigns, or voter registration
Advertising or fundraising events
Grants to individuals
Supporting organizations as described in Section 509 (a)(3)

Pre-Application Information:

Letters of Introduction are accepted and screened throughout the year and saved for review at the Foundation's annual board meeting. The deadline for consideration is February 1st. Letters received after February 1st will be held until the following year.

After it’s initial review, the Board of Directors will select the top candidates and invite them to complete a formal application. These candidates will be notified in March and will be given until May 1st to submit a detailed proposal. Organizations not invited to apply will be notified separately.

Applications from the top candidates will be reviewed in May. Site visits and additional follow-ups may also be conducted during this time. After a comprehensive review, the board will make it’s final determination and award all grants by the end of June.

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Corporate Address
C/o Fiduciary Trust Co.
280 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017

President’s Office
101 Airstrip Road,
PMB 192
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maine: Androscoggin, Cumberland, Franklin, Hancock, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Penobscot, Sagadahoc, Somerset, and Waldo Counties;   New York: Nassau and Suffolk Counties;   North Carolina: Bertie, Camden, Chatham, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Durham, Hertford, Hyde, Nash, Orange, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrell, Wake, and Washington Counties;   Virginia: Suffolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Portsmouth Counties

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