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Raymond J. and Mary C. Reisert Foundation Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States
for Education, Health, and Housing Programs

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Foundation / Corporation

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Raymond J. and Mary C. Reisert Foundation

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Grants ranging from $500 to $15,000 to Long Island, New York; Central Maine; Northeastern North Carolina; and the Lower Virginia Tidewater region nonprofits for education, health, and housing programs. Applicants must submit a letter of introduction prior to submitting a full application. Priority is given to proposals from local nonprofits in the early stages of development.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177062

Number of Grants:

The Foundation has traditionally been able to fund approximately 15 grants per calendar year.

Estimated Size of Grant:

The average grant ranges from $500 to $15,000.

Term of Contract:

Grants are awarded for a one year period. Multi-year grants are considered on a case-by-case basis and are subject to ongoing evaluation.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The Foundation provides grants only to organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, known as nonprofit public charities.

Projects are funded in the Raleigh metro and north-eastern areas of North Carolina; Nassau and Suffolk counties in Long Island, New York; central Maine and surrounding communities; and, the Lower Tidewater region of Virginia. See the list of specific eligible counties in the Grant Coverage Areas section below.

The Reisert Foundation does not entertain requests for:
- Endowments
- Political lobbying, campaigns or voter registration
- Grants to individuals
- Advertising or fundraising events
- Supporting organizations as described in section 509(a)(3)

Pre-Application Information:

Letters of Introduction are accepted and screened throughout the year. Submissions deemed a good fit for the mission and geographic location are saved for review by the full board at the annual meeting. The deadline for consideration is February 1, 2019. Letters received after February 1 will be held until the following year.

After it’s initial review, the Board of Directors will select the top candidates and invite them to complete a formal application. These candidates will be notified in March and will be given until May 1st to submit a detailed proposal.

Applications from the top candidates will be reviewed in May. Site visits and additional follow-ups may also be conducted during this time. After a comprehensive review, the board will make it’s final determination and award all grants by the end of June.

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Contact Information:

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

Submit a letter of introduction:

Raymond J. and Mary C. Reisert Foundation
101 Airstrip Road,
PMB 192
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Corporate Address:
C/o Fiduciary Trust Co.
280 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Maine: Androscoggin, Cumberland, Franklin, Hancock, Kennebec, Knox, Lincoln, Oxford, Penobscot, Sagadahoc, Somerset, and Waldo Counties;   New York: Nassau and Suffolk Counties;   North Carolina: Bertie, Camden, Chatham, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Durham, Hertford, Hyde, Nash, Orange, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrell, Wake, and Washington Counties;   Virginia: Suffolk, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Portsmouth Counties