The James J. and Joan A. Gardner Family Foundation is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications to our Foundation for the Second, Third and Fourth Quarters, 2020. Due to concerns over COVID-19, the Trustees have cancelled the August meeting. All grant applications will be merged into our final meeting being held in November. Please note, the application deadline is now October 23, 2020.
The Foundation gives the highest priority to eligible organizations and projects that best align with our mission and areas of concentration, located in the communities in which the Trustees live. Organizations that fall outside this geographic scope are considered only under special circumstances. The Foundation considers proposals for grant amounts of $5,000 and higher. Multi-year funding requests may be considered.
We concentrate our resources in the following areas:
Enhancing education and health care
Supporting faith-based organizations
Providing opportunities for the poor and under-served
Developing the arts
Promoting environmental responsibility
Organizations requesting funds must be tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). The Foundation will not consider funding requests for the following:
Mass funding appeals
Sponsorships, except for special circumstances
Tickets or advertising for fundraising events
Grants or loans to individuals
Political campaigns or activities
Any organization supporting or affiliated with abortion
Please contact us if you should have any questions or require further assistance.