Core Grant Program

How to Apply

In 2019, the Genuardi Family Foundation will return to our open application process for the Core Grant Program. Eligible applicants will first submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI), which will be reviewed by Foundation staff. Organizations will be notified whether their requests are approved to move to the Application stage.

Our 2019 Core Grant Cycle Dates are as follows:

Date Process
January 4, 2019 Letter of Inquiry submission period begins.
February 1, 2019 Letter of Inquiry submission period ends at 11:59 PM EST. Organizations are notified whether they have been invited to submit applications in a timely manner.
March 29, 2019 Applications are due by 11:59 PM EST.
April – June 2019 Foundation staff and the Board of Directors review applications. During this time, we may contact organizations to schedule a site visit.
June 1, 2019 Grant reports for 2018 Core Grant recipients are due by 11:59 PM EST.
Mid-June 2019 Grant decisions are announced, and checks are mailed to grantees upon completion of the grant agreement.
June 1, 2020 Grant reports for 2019 Core Grant recipients are due by 11:59 PM EST.

* NOTE: Technical assistance is available until 2:00 PM EST on Friday, March 29, 2019, for invited applications. Please contact the Foundation’s office by email at or telephone at 610-834-2030.

You may access and edit your organization’s profile and grant history at any time, or submit grant reports for previously received grants.

General information about the Foundation’s
Core Grant Program:

All deadlines are firm. Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) and applications submitted after their respective deadlines will not be accepted. All organizations interested in applying should consult our Eligibility Requirements to ensure they meet the Foundation’s guidelines prior to submitting an LOI.

If your organization received a grant in 2018, you must submit a follow-up grant report by our deadline of June 1, 2019. Organizations that do not submit this report in a timely manner risk not receiving a 2019 Core Grant.

Each year, the Foundation is able to fund only a fraction of the requests that are reviewed. A denial of funding is not necessarily a reflection of the program or proposal, but is the result of a highly competitive process.

Please note that receiving a grant from the Genuardi Family Foundation does not guarantee future funding.  Likewise, if your organization is invited to apply for a grant, it is not a guarantee that a grant will be awarded.

To begin the Core Grant Application Process, please click here:

Please note: If your organization has been a past applicant or grantee, you should have login credentials already established in our online grant database.  PLEASE  don’t create a new organizational profile to reapply. If you do not know your organization’s username and password, please contact us; we are happy to help.

We offer tutorials to help applicants navigate our online application system.  You can: