FAQ

Q.  What does the Genuardi Family Foundation do?

A.  The Genuardi Family Foundation makes grants to regional nonprofit organizations that meet its eligibility requirements and that are selected by the Board through a competitive grant process.

Q.  Who is eligible for funding?

A.  Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) organizations whose programs further the Foundation’s mission and whose direct services are included in the Foundation’s identified priority areas. For the Core Grant Program, this includes organizations whose programs are delivered in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and/or Bucks Counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania. 

Q.  Who is not eligible for funding?

A.  The Foundation does not grant to individuals, capital or endowment campaigns, political, fraternal and/or civic organizations. Additionally, we do not participate in annual appeals, special event sponsorship requests or other letters of solicitation. A complete list of exclusions is available here.

Q.  We think our nonprofit organization is eligible for a grant.  How can we make a grant request?

A.  At this time, the Foundation’s application process is by invitation only. The Foundation is not accepting unsolicited grant requests. If invited to submit a full grant application, the applicant must follow specific guidelines and deadlines established by the Genuardi Family Foundation.

Q.  Does the Foundation accept Letters of Inquiry?

A.  The Foundation’s application process is by invitation only. At this time, the Foundation does not accept Letters of Inquiry.

Q.  If the Foundation offers grantmaking by invitation only in 2018, how can my organization be considered in the future?

A.  The Foundation is in the midst of reviewing and updating our grantmaking policies, and we will make an announcement on program changes on our website in 2018. In the meantime, you are free to email the Foundation information about your organization to info@genuardifamilyfoundation.org. While we cannot guarantee that we will invite you to submit a proposal, we are always interested in learning about new organizations and programs. Before sending us information, please review our website, especially our funding exclusions, to ensure your organization meets our funding requirements.

Q.  Who selects the grant recipients?

A.  The grant recipients are selected by the Foundation's Board of Directors.

Q.  Does the Genuardi Family Foundation make multi-year grants?

A.  The Foundation has made multi-year grants, but on a very limited basis. In 2018, the Foundation will not be awarding multi-year grants through our Core Grant program.

Q.  How are site visits arranged?

A.  The Foundation utilizes site visits to applicant organizations to experience their missions in action. Visits are made to meet the beneficiaries of charitable work, to see services delivered firsthand, and to observe projects or programs that the Foundation has funded or is currently evaluating. The Foundation may contact your organization to schedule a site visit as an additional tool in its application review process.

Q.  May I submit a hard copy letter of inquiry, proposal or grant report?

A.  No. All parts of the Foundation’s process are now online, accessible through the How to Apply page.

Q.  What kind of publicity does the Foundation seek for its grants?

A.  The Foundation does not seek recognition for its philanthropic activities. However, we recognize the value a grantee organization may find in leveraging its foundation funding to demonstrate support for its programs and attract additional resources. The Genuardi Family Foundation requests the right to approve all public uses of its name. Please see our Statement on Publicity.