The 1675 Foundation makes grants to organizations that are tax exempt under the IRS Code 501 (c)(3) as well as public charities under IRS Code 509(a). Grants are made to organizations that serve Chester County, Pennsylvania.
The Foundation make grants to support direct services as well as advocacy strategies that focus on health, education, and basic human needs.
Grants from the 1675 Foundation support both proven approaches and also new approaches.
The 1675 Foundation prioritizes investments that serve those with the greatest needs in Chester County.
The Foundation supports the following kinds of efforts:
Grants range from $2,000 to $50,000 and are made twice a year at the discretion of the Trustees. Grants are made on an annual basis: organizations may apply only once within a twelve month period. Multi-year grants are awarded occasionally.
Grant recipients must submit a brief grant report one year after receipt of the grant or at the time of the next grant application, whichever comes first. The grant report cover sheet and instructions are available for download on this site.
If you have questions about the application procedure or process, please call the 1675 office at 610-896-3868. Please do not contact Foundation Board members directly.
Complete applications are considered at meetings that are usually scheduled for December and May. Completed applications will be discussed at the next scheduled Board of Directors' distribution meeting, providing that all of the above has been received by the deadline prior to the meeting. If a site visit is deemed necessary, foundation staff will contact you.
Applicants will be notified of the disposition of the request within two weeks after the distribution meeting.
Applications must be postmarked by October 1 for consideration at the December distribution meeting or by March 1 for consideration at the May distribution meeting.
If the first of October or March falls on a weekend or holiday, applications may be postmarked by the next business day. No exceptions will be made. Late proposals will be held for the next deadline and distribution meeting.
Grant applicants should submit an application that contains the following:
NOTE: 1675 Foundation will also accept the Philanthropy Network Greater Philadelphia Common Grant Application, available for download at http://www.philanthropynetwork.org. Applicants must attach a 1675 Foundation Application Cover Sheet.
All applications will be acknowledged. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed until they are complete.
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