All grants to nonprofit, education or church organizations should provide direct services to the residents of San Mateo County, California.
All grants for international programs should be to U.S. nonprofits providing services in Southern Mexico or Central America. Please note: Currently we are only accepting applications from organizations with a history of funding from the foundation. All requests from organizations that are new to the foundation will be declined.
The foundation distributes approximately one million in grants each year.
Most grants range between $5,000 and $15,000.
Proposal deadlines are as follows: February 1, May 1, August 1 and November 1.
Grant award decisions are made quarterly by the Board of Directors (usually in March, June, September and December).
If a proposal has been declined, organizations must wait one year to reapply for funding.
All grants are one-year grants.
An applicant will usually not receive more than one grant in a 12-month period.
An applicant can expect prompt notification once a decision has been reached. Do not hesitate to call the Foundation if you have any questions about the grant making cycle or process.