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H.W. Durham Foundation Grant

Grants to Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee
Nonprofits for Programs that Serve Older People

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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 to Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee nonprofits for programs that serve the needs of older people in the categories of education, research, technical assistance, and training. Funding is intended to improve the quality of life for older people and help them stay productive. A letter of intent is required before a grant application is submitted.

Through its grants, the Foundation:

1. Provides opportunities for older persons to remain productive
2. Improve the quality of life for older persons, and,
3. Enables older persons to enrich the life of their communities.

The Foundation provides seed money to start new programs, to develop new models which demonstrate better ways to provide services, and to expand or improve services offered by established agencies. Funding for research, technical assistance, education and training will be considered in those program areas consistent with the Foundation's mission.

Funding consideration for Research and Technical Assistance will include:
- Applied, Policy and Evaluation Research
- Pilot Studies
- Needs Assessment Studies/Surveys
- Technical Assistance to improve or expand agency capacity to serve older people

Funding consideration for Education and Training will include:
- Training for persons who deliver services or manage programs for older people
- Resource Centers as clearinghouses of information and services for older people
- Development of curriculum on aging issues
- Programs that enable older people to make contributions to society

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177867

Estimated Size of Grant:

Generally the range of one year grants is $5,000 to $15,000. The maximum grant for one year may not exceed ten percent of the Foundation's annual grants.

Term of Contract:

Projects may be funded for a maximum of one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Durham Foundation makes no grants to individuals and every applicant must possess a current 501(c)(3) exemption or equivalent.

Geographic eligibility includes primarily Memphis, Tennessee, and the Mid-South (including West Tennessee, Northeast Arkansas and Northwest Mississippi). However, projects of national significance which could be replicated in this area will be considered.

Funding will generally NOT be provided for:
- Building or construction expenses
- Operating expenses of established agencies
- Endowment campaigns of fund drives
- Scholarships, except through an established program for senior students
- Biomedical research
- Organizations which discriminate based on age, race, color, creed, or sex.

Pre-Application Information:

A letter of intent is required before a grant application is submitted. This letter should briefly describe the organization, why funds are needed and what will be accomplished if funding is received. Letters of intent are accepted at any time, and all letters will be acknowledged. If the Foundation finds the request appropriate for its support, the applicant will be mailed guidelines for submission.

Board meetings to consider grant applications are held in April and October. Application deadlines are March 1 for the April meeting, and September 1 for the October meeting, or the first working day after each of the above dates.

Contact Information:

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

H.W. Durham Foundation
5050 Poplar Ave, Suite 1007
Memphis, TN 38157


Grant Coverage Areas:

Memphis, Tennessee, and the Mid-South, including West Tennessee, Northeast Arkansas and Northwest Mississippi

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arkansas;   Mississippi;   Tennessee