Funder: A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation; Program: Annual faith-based grants; Eligibility: Cities, religious organizations and nonprofits; Funding Focus: Children and youth, education, healthcare and faith-based giving; Geographic Limits: Delaware and New York; Funding: Varies, last year the foundation distributed about $2.6 million in grants; Deadline: Varies by program.
Summary: Established in 1965, the foundation funds a variety of programs and is mainly focused on efforts that improve the quality of life, such as funding to improve hospitals, libraries, community centers, education, child development and youth agencies. It also supports religious organizations.
Grants for children-and-youth projects are considered once a year with the deadline of the first Friday in February. Grant requests of less than $5,000 are considered once a month with the deadline on the first of the month. Grants for more than $5,000 are considered twice a year. The larger grants are more broad based and are usually awarded for projects that involve community development, museums, and historic restoration.