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The Alfred and Mary Douty Foundation Grant

Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits for Educational
Programming in Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties

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The Alfred and Mary Douty Foundation

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Grants of up to $7,500 to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations in Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties for educational programs that promote diversity and inclusion. Funding is available for both program support and general operating support.

Preference will be given to organizations that demonstrate the following qualities:

-Demonstrated inclusion of underserved, unheard or unempowered communities
-Demonstrated commitment to community engagement, education, and grassroots leadership
-Demonstrated concern for and responsiveness to diversity and social justice at the program and leadership levels
-Qualified and well-trained volunteers or staff
-Clear vision for the organization and its programs
-Inclusion of constituents in organizational planning
-Good reputation in the community

The Douty Foundation focuses its grantmaking on:

-Organizations that provide or promote educational opportunities, particularly for youth;
-Organizations that demonstrate roots in the community;
-Organizations that are willing to take risks in terms of program delivery or the development of solutions to community needs or problems;

-New ideas

Within these areas, the Douty Foundation seeks to support organizations that foster equitable opportunities for children and youth, that demonstrate a commitment to community engagement, education, and grassroots leadership. Please be sure to clearly demonstrate in your application how your work connects to Douty’s mission.

The Douty Foundation will accept and consider proposals for after-school and summer programs through the regular application process.

The Trustees wish that the support of the Foundation will make an impact and, accordingly, favor smaller organizations. Preference is for organizations that lack vast resources and contacts.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179363

Estimated Size of Grant:

First-time applicants may apply for one year program support or general support with a maximum request of $5,000.

Organizations that have received Douty funding previously can request up to $7,500 in funding for one year.

Multi-year grants range from $4,000 to $7,500 per year.

Term of Contract:

Multi-year funding is available for up to three years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Douty Foundation funds:

-501(c)3 organizations and organizations with a 501(c)3 fiscal sponsor
-Organizations that demonstrate the ability to advance the Douty Foundation’s mission
-Organizations that provide or promote educational opportunities for children and youth
-Organizations with budgets of $1 million or less
-Organizations serving Montgomery and/or Philadelphia counties in Pennsylvania
-Organizations that demonstrate roots in the community

Not Funded:

-Organizations that are not tax-exempt under the IRS Code or those without a fiscal sponsor that is tax-exempt
-Programs with religious or political purposes
-Sponsorship or special events

Pre-Application Information:

Online applications are accepted from February 1 through March 15, and, August 1 through September 15.

How to Apply:


About the Foundation:

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Jennifer Leith, Executive Director

The Douty Foundation
P.O. Box 1437
Philadelphia, PA 19105

Grant Coverage Areas:

Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania

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