Core Grant Program

The Genuardi Family Foundation’s Board of Directors is in the midst of reviewing and updating our grantmaking program. During this transition period, we have decided to conduct our 2018 Core Grant Program differently than in the past.

The 2018 Core Grant Program will be invitation-only.

We sincerely regret that we are unable to accept unsolicited grant applications at this time.

If your organization is chosen by our Board of Directors to submit an application, you will be notified via email on December 4, 2017.  

Please note, unlike previous years, the application process for the 2018 Core Grant Cycle is a one-step process. Invited organizations will be required to submit only an application via our online grant portal.  

Our 2018 grant cycle dates will be as follows:

Date Process
December 4, 2017 Organizations will receive invitations to apply for a grant via email. This email will include a code for accessing our 2018 grant application.
January 8, 2018 Online application submissions begin.
March 1, 2018 Invited applications are due by 11:59 pm EST.
June 2018 Grant decisions will be announced and checks will be mailed to grantees.

* NOTE: Technical assistance will be available until 2:00 pm EST on Thursday, March 1, 2018, for invited applications; please contact the Foundation by email at

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

General information about the Foundation’s
Core Grant Program:

The majority of the Foundation's grants are made through its Core Grant Program, which makes general operating and program support grants up to $10,000 for organizations providing services in Montgomery, Chester, Delaware and Bucks Counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Organizations that are based in and only serve communities outside these four counties are not eligible to participate in the Foundation’s Core Grant Program, unless invited to apply by a Foundation Board member.

At this time, Core Grant Program requests are considered once annually.

For all grant programs, the Genuardi Family Foundation only accepts applications via its online application system. This includes all stages of the application process: full applications, grant agreements and follow-up grant reports.  

All deadlines are firm. Applications submitted after the March 1, 2018, deadline will not be accepted. All organizations invited to apply for a grant should consult our Eligibility Requirements to ensure they meet the Foundation’s guidelines prior to submitting an application.

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.

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: