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Davis Family Foundation Grant

Grants to Maine Nonprofits, Colleges, and Hospitals
for Health, Arts, and Educational Programs

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Davis Family Foundation

Deadline Date:

11/10/18 4:30 PM Receipt


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Grants to Maine nonprofits, hospitals, clinics, medical research organizations, colleges and universities, and other educational institutions for programs and projects that focus on the areas of arts, culture, education, and medical care. Applications are primarily considered from Southern Maine. Secondary priority will be given to applications from other parts of the State. Grants may occasionally be awarded in other New England states.

The Foundation only supports organizations whose primary purpose falls within one of the following categories:

Educational Organizations: Colleges, universities, and other educational institutions. (Grants are not made to public elementary and secondary schools, nor to schools that receive financial support from a church or other religious organization. Trustees will consider requests from other educational organizations whose purpose is to promote systemic change in education or provide innovative programs whose objectives are to improve education.)

Educational Priorities: In addition to the regular areas of giving, the Foundation is particularly interested in three priority areas:
- Early childhood education programs that promote school readiness and grade level reading by end of 3rd grade
- Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs that teach and engage students
- Middle school programs that offer effective alternative methods of education

Medical Organizations: hospitals, clinics and medical research organizations. Grant requests will also be considered from other similar health organizations for programs designed to increase the effectiveness or decrease the cost of medical care.

Cultural/Arts Organizations: organizations whose customary and primary activity is to promote music, theater, drama, history, literature, the arts or other similar cultural activities.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180625

Term of Contract:

Unless there are compelling reasons to do so, the Foundation does not award multiple-year grants.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only organizations determined to be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code and "not a private foundation" under Section 509(a) of the code are eligible to apply for funding.

Geographic Priorities: 1. Southern Maine; 2. Other parts of Maine; 3. Other parts of New England are a low priority.

The Foundation does not accept applications from organizations outside of New England.

The Foundation does not make grants to individuals, religious programs or fellowships. The Foundation does not normally provide support for annual giving campaigns or general operating needs (including ongoing salary). Grants to endowment campaigns have a low priority. Unless there are compelling reasons to do so, the Foundation does not award multiple-year grants. Organizations that receive a grant are required to wait 24 months from the deadline date before submitting subsequent requests. In addition, declined applicants should not submit a request for the same project within 12 months from the deadline date.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received in the office by 4:30 p.m. on February 10, May 10, August 10, or November 10.

Applications must be received in the foundation's office by the deadline date. Applications for deadlines that fall on a holiday or weekend must be received by the next business day. The foundation does not accept applications via e-mail.

The Davis Family Foundation does not use a pre-proposal or letter of inquiry process but receives applications and related material directly from eligible applicants as outlined in the submission guidelines.

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Contact Information:

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

Applications should be mailed to:

Davis Family Foundation
Attn: Katie Paye, Program Officer
30 Forest Falls Drive, Suite 5
Yarmouth, ME 04096

Katie Paye, Program Officer
Phone: (207) 846-9132 Ext. 13

Applicants may also request a copy of the application by emailing the foundation at

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maine: 1. Southern Maine; 2. Other parts of Maine; 3. Other parts of New England are a low priority