The Barker Welfare Foundation Grant

Grants to Michigan City, Indiana and New York City Nonprofits
for Health, Education, Cultural, and Civic Programs

GrantWatch ID#: 180800
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

The Barker Welfare Foundation


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Grants to New York City, New York and Michigan City, Indiana nonprofits for programs that focus on promoting health, welfare, education, cultural activities, and civic affairs. Applicants must submit a Funding Inquiry prior to the August 1 application deadline. Funding Inquires are accepted all year long. It is also recommended that potential applicants call the funding source to determine eligibility prior to applying.

The mission of the Barker Welfare Foundation is to make grants to qualified charitable organizations whose initiatives improve the quality of life, with an emphasis on strengthening youth and families.

Consideration will be given to grant applications from institutions and agencies operating in the field of health, welfare, education, cultural activities, and civic affairs, primarily serving New York City (the five boroughs only) and Michigan City, Indiana.

Organizations must be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as public charities and tax-exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Start-ups of new organizations are discouraged from applying. The Foundation requires 2 years for audited financial statements (or a Review by an accounting firm) and 2 years of IRS Form 990’s complete with all schedules.


- Grants are not made to organizations whose work is conducted outside of the United States.
- Grants are not made to individuals, to federated campaigns or to work with specific diseases or disabilities.
- Proposals from educational institutions for scholarships and fellowships are discouraged, as well as requests for endowments and research efforts.

A telephone call is suggested to determine if the organization seeking to apply for a grant falls within the current General Policy of the Foundation.

If you believe that your organization’s mission and programs are consistent with the Foundation’s interests then please complete the Funding Inquiry (see link in the Contact Information section below).

Funding Inquires are accepted all year long. Other requirements for a Funding Inquiry are listed on the above inquiry page.

If the organization falls within the Foundations guidelines and is of interest to the Grants Advisory Committee you will be asked to complete a full application. Applications are initiated by the Foundation.

The Foundation Board meets twice per year. For the Spring meeting, completed proposals must be received before February 1 and for the Fall meeting, before August 1.

Organizations who are approved for a grant will receive the funds approximately six weeks after the Directors meet.

Note: The Foundation will make every effort to inform applicants promptly if their proposal will not be successful. An applicant whose proposal has been turned down must wait at least one year before reapplying.

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

To complete the Funding Inquiry, please click on "continue" at the bottom of the following page:

Phone: +1 (516) 759-5592

P.O. Box 2
Glen Head, NY, 11545

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USA: Indiana: Michigan City;   New York City: the Five Boroughs only;   New York

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