The Foundation supports organizations with current 501(c)3 status that serve Staten Island residents. For prior grantees to be eligible, all required reports must be submitted. The Foundation supports organizations with established track records and demonstrated financial capacity. At the Board of Director’s discretion, newly established organizations or those using a fiscal conduit may be considered.
The Staten Island Foundation Board meetings are usually held in February, April, June and October.
Grant applications must be submitted by the 1st of the month, two months prior to the appropriate Board meeting.
What We Fund
The Staten Island Foundation looks for projects of 501(c)3 organizations with the following characteristics:
What We Do Not Fund
- Renovations/repairs to places of worship
- Fundraising event sponsorships, journal ads, or yearbook ads
- Private foundations or individuals
- Political causes, candidates or lobbying efforts
- Medical research
- Cemetery associations
- Animal welfare groups
- Fraternal and veterans organizations
- Business, professional and civic associations or clubs
- Memorial fundraising
- Tickets to events
- Requests from solicitors on behalf of an organization (response to organizational leaders only).