Robert J Sullivan Fund

Robert J Sullivan Fund Grant Opportunity for Non-Profits Serving Bradford County

Through the power of endowed funding meaning that it is the investment earnings that make this funding possible, our donor’s legacies live on, providing ongoing support for the valuable work of our nonprofit partners, and making a difference in lives each day. Impact fund grants are made possible through gifts from donors who have chosen to give to the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers (Community Foundation) the flexibility to meet the changing needs of our community through a responsive grant process that meets current needs.

The Robert Sullivan Fund at the Community Foundation for the Twin Tiers is one such fund.

Robert Sullivan Fund Grants Process

Grant requests should take into consideration the amount the Community Foundation has available to award from the Robert J. Sullivan Fund to nonprofit organizations that serve the residents of Bradford County, PA. The Community Foundation will have $8,000 to grant for the 2019 grant cycle.

General Criteria for Reviewing Requests

The grant review process is competitive—there are always more funding requests than there is available funding. 

The Community Foundation encourages proposals that: 

Offer creative responses to the community’s most pressing needs and concerns 
Are preventative and farsighted rather than remedial 
Maximize the impact of relatively modest grants 
May involve cooperation or collaboration among program providers 

Generally no grants will be provided for: 
Capital as defined by bricks and mortar 
Annual campaigns, programs, projects and event sponsorships 
Multi-year requests 
Debt reduction 
Sectarian religious purposes 
Clubs, sponsorship of sports teams, fire companies, cemeteries, or services limited to a select membership 
Grants or loans to individuals 
Scholarships, fellowships, honorary awards, or travel grants (except as provided via donor-established scholarship funds managed by high schools and colleges) 

A Letter of Intent is required prior to beginning an application and must include the following information: 

Program name and description 
Amount being requested 
Organization name, phone number, and website 
Contact name, title, phone number and e-mail address 

After your Letter of Intent is reviewed by the Community Foundation you will be notified as to whether or not you are invited to submit a grant application.

Deadline for Letter of Intent

Monday, September 9, 2019

Email Letter of Intent to Suzanne Lee, President at [email protected] no later than 5:00 pm on Monday, September 9, 2019.