Foundation / Corporation
The Riley Foundation
Grants to Lauderdale County, Mississippi nonprofit organizations and government agencies for programs that benefit the entire community in the areas of health care and education, as well as to improve the economic, environmental, and cultural conditions for local residents.
GrantWatch ID#: 179949
Applicants must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and classified as “not a private foundation” (that is, a public charity) as defined under Section 509(a), or a governmental agency. Applicants may not, however, be “supporting organizations” described in section 509(a)(3).
Organization must be located in Lauderdale County, Mississippi, and provide services for the citizens of Lauderdale County, Mississippi.
For legal reasons, the Foundation does not support individuals or their projects, private foundations, advertising, sponsorships, or political activities.
The Foundation does not ordinarily support:
- Recurring expenses for operations, programs, or salaries
- Social or fundraising events
- Hospitals or nursing homes
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Biomedical or clinical research
- Organizations whose principal impact is outside of Lauderdale County, Mississippi.
In addition to seeking funds from other sources, it is preferred that your organization commit funds for the requested project.
Grants are made only after written applications are received and reviewed by the staff and presented to and approved by the Board of Directors. Incomplete applications will be returned.
You will be notified by mail of the status of your application within two weeks following The Riley Foundation board of directors meeting. No phone calls please.
Applications are reviewed at quarterly meetings in January, April, July, and October and are due as follows: November 15, February 15, May 15, and August 15.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_1981/?SA=SNA&FID=35005
Becky Farley, Executive Director
Beverly Bryson, Administrative Assistant
The Riley Foundation
4518 Poplar Springs Drive
Meridian, MS 39305
USA: Mississippi: Lauderdale County