Foundation / Corporation
White Family Foundation
Grants of up to $20,000 to Tampa Bay area, Florida nonprofit organizations that benefit the local community. The Foundation seeks to partner with healthcare, education, and religious organizations that demonstrate financial stability. Preference is given to organizations that work to help those in need while promoting self-reliance and personal responsibility.
Preference is given to organizations with an operating budget of less than $3,000,000.00 and requests less than $20,000.00.
The Foundation reviews Grant Requests bi-annually, but will review requests outside of this schedule to meet qualified, deserving emergency needs. In reviewing a grant proposal, the following criteria will be used to determine fundability of a grant request that matches The White Family Foundation gifting goals.
Please consider the following criteria while developing the Grant Proposal Packet:
Clarity of Purpose: The organization's request should be clearly defined with a specific description of how goals or tasks will be achieved and how funds will be allocated. A detailed project description and budget must be included.
Potential for Success: The organization must demonstrate that it has additional funding sources, manpower, and community support as well as the time to achieve the outlined goals. Projects must be realistic, concrete, and support its mission.
Leadership: Stability in the leadership of the organization is a requirement, as well as a well-deserved reputation for results and effective management. The Foundation requests a list of the organization's Board of Directors with information on what position they hold and the duration of their service.
Financial Stability: A history of overall financial stability is highly desirable. The White Family Foundation will require that each organization provide a detailed program budget, prior to funding. Copies of the most recent Audited Financial Statements, or 990-PF, may also be required.
Measurements and Results: Major gifts pledged over a period of time will require milestones that will be monitored, met and reported back to The White Family Foundation for continued review. All major gifts will require a semi-annual and a final report at the project's completion, outlining how the funds were spent, as well as detailing the overall achievements for the project.
Site Visits: While not always possible, the Foundation's board members prefer to conduct onsite visits for all new organizations. These may occur prior to gifting, during the gifting period, and following the project's completion. These visits are considered an important part of the Foundation's due diligence procedures. The Foundation looks forward to seeing first hand the organization and how the organization fulfills its mission and vision.
Grant recipients must have the ability and willingness to measure and report results.
GrantWatch ID#: 181421
Preference is given to requests of less than $20,000.
All grant recipients must be qualified tax-exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
Qualified education, healthcare, and religious organizations in the Tampa Bay area are eligible to apply.
Grants are generally not approved for deficit or debt reduction.
For 2018, the Grant Submission cycle will open on January 1, 2018 and close on May 15, 2018. The Trustees will review qualified Grant Requests and decisions will be made by the end of 2018 for distribution in early 2019.
How to Apply:
- Complete and submit the online Grant Request Preliminary Application Form.
- The Preliminary Application will be reviewed and, if approved for further consideration, the organization will be contacted by email to submit the Grant Proposal.
The Foundation requires all documents be provided as PDF’s, Word Documents or Excel Spreadsheets and emailed to the Grant Coordinator, Ruth Banther.
If applicants have any questions about their eligibility to apply please call the family offices.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Online preliminary application:
Ruth Banther, Grant Coordinator
888-257-0915 (toll free) or 727-741-9187
The White Family Foundation
P.O. Box 2491
Tarpon Springs, FL34688
USA: Florida: Tampa Bay Area