In 2019, the Genuardi Family Foundation returned to an open application process for the Core Grant Program. Eligible applicants must 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 2020 Core Grant Cycle Dates are as follows:

Date Process
January 3, 2020 Letter of Inquiry submission period begins.
January 31, 2020 Letter of Inquiry submission period ends at 11:59 PM EST. Organizations will be notified whether they have been invited to submit applications in a timely manner.
March 27, 2020 Applications are due by 11:59 PM EST.
April – June 2020 Foundation staff and the Board of Directors review applications. During this time, we may contact organizations to schedule a site visit.
June 1, 2020 Grant reports for 2019 Core Grant recipients are due by 11:59 PM EST.
Mid-June 2020 Grant decisions are announced, and checks are mailed to grantees upon completion of the grant agreement.
June 1, 2021 Grant reports for 2020 Core Grant recipients are due by 11:59 PM EST.

Technical assistance for applications is available Monday through Friday between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM EST until March 27, 2020. Please contact the Foundation’s office by email at or telephone at 610-834-2030.

If this is your first time applying for a grant from the Genuardi Family Foundation, please check to see if your organization has an existing account before creating a new one. If you need assistance in creating your organization’s online account or navigating the online application process, please see the tutorials on our Online Application Support page.

At any time during the year, you may access your grant history, edit your organization’s profile, 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 their request meets the Foundation’s guidelines prior to submitting a LOI.

If your organization received a grant in 2019, you must submit a follow-up grant report by our deadline of June 1, 2020. Organizations that do not submit this report in a timely manner risk not receiving a 2020 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 the grant will be awarded.