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The A. Lindsay and Olive B. O'Connor Foundation Grants

Grants to New York Nonprofits to Benefit
Delaware County and the Surrounding Area

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The A. Lindsay and Olive B. O'Connor Foundation

Deadline Date:

09/01/19 - Full Board Committee; Under $5,000 Grants Committee deadline is always the first of each month.

Description:

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Grants to New York nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and religious organizations for programs that directly impact the quality of life in the Delaware County area. Eligible counties are those contiguously surrounding Delaware County in rural upstate New York including Otsego, Schoharie, Ulster, Sullivan, Broome, Greene, and Chenango.

Programs:
Youth Committee:
- This Committee meets once a year to discuss proposals that benefit the children and youth of Delaware County. The level of funding for these grants should be under $1,000.

Dollars for Scholars Committee:
- This Committee meets once a year to discuss proposals by Delaware County chapters recognized by the National Dollars for Scholars Association.

Scholarship Committee:
- This Committee meets once a year to discuss proposals from Colleges that will provide Scholarships to students from Delaware County only.

Under $5,000 Grants Committee:
- This Committee meets each month to discuss proposals from organizations requesting $5,000 or less that must meet the following conditions: the organization must be located in Delaware County or one of the seven contiguously surrounding counties. The Foundation’s main focus is on Delaware County.

Full Board Committee:
- This Committee meets twice a year to discuss proposals from organizations requesting over $5,000 that must meet the following conditions: the organization must be located in Delaware County or one of the seven contiguously surrounding counties. The Foundation’s main focus is on Delaware County.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 164074

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Youth Committee: under $1,000.
- Under $5,000 Grants Committee: proposals from organizations requesting $5,000 or less.
- Full Board Committee: proposals from organizations requesting over $5,000.

Term of Contract:

As a general rule, this Foundation prefers to make grants of a non-recurring nature.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The grantee must be a municipality, a religious organization and/or have a current 501(c)(3) status recognized by the IRS.

Specific Eligibility Requirements:
- Dollars for Scholars Committee
Proposals by Delaware County chapters recognized by the National Dollars for Scholars Association.
- Scholarship Committee
Proposals from Colleges that will provide Scholarships to students from Delaware County only.

The Foundation will not consider proposals that request funding for salaries, repayment of debt or completed projects.

The O’Connor Foundation does not award grants or loans to individuals, only to non-profit organizations within the Foundation’s program area.

As a general rule, this Foundation will not make grants for meeting annual operating expenditures.

Pre-Application Information:

Grant Schedules & Categories
Youth Committee:
- The deadline for these proposals is always the first Friday in February.
- The grantees will be notified of the Committee’s decision by April 1.

Dollars for Scholars Committee:
- The deadline for these proposals is always the first Friday in February.
- The grantees will be notified of the Committee’s decision by April 1.

Scholarship Committee:
- The deadline for these proposals is January 1.
- The grantees will be notified of the Committee’s decision by May 1.

Under $5,000 Grants Committee:
- The deadline is always the first of each month.
- The grantees will be notified of the Committee’s decision by the end of that month.
- The recipient of a grant cannot reapply for a period of three years for the same project, and there is a required $1.00 for $1.00 match on all proposals.

Full Board Committee:
- The deadline for receiving grant requests in amounts over $5,000 is always April 1 and September 1.
- The grantees will be notified of the Committee’s decision by July 1 or November 1.

Grant programs: http://theoconnorfoundation.org/programs/
Grant application instructions: http://theoconnorfoundation.org/application/
Grant schedules and categories: http://theoconnorfoundation.org/grant-schedules/

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Applications should be directed to:

Donald F. Bishop, II
Executive Director
A. Lindsay & Olive B. O’Connor Foundation
P. O. Box D
Hobart, NY 13788

Phone: (607) 538-9248
Fax: (607) 538-1650
Email: office@theoconnorfoundation.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New York: Delaware and contiguously surrounding counties in rural upstate New York (Otsego, Schoharie, Ulster, Sullivan, Broome, Greene, and Chenango)