FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. What are the deadlines for submitting grant applications?
2. Who is eligible to receive grants?
3. What projects does the Foundation support?
4. What is the maximum size and duration of grants?
5. How many grants are awarded each year?
6. How often may applications be submitted?

1. What are the deadlines for submitting grant applications?
Grant applications are reviewed twice a year. The deadlines for submission are June 30 and December 31.

2. Who is eligible to receive grants?
The Foundation makes grants only to public charities described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Grant recipients must be located in the Northeast region of the United States.

The Foundation does not make grants to organizations classified as private foundations, organizations located outside the Northeast region of the United States, or to individuals.

3. What projects does the Foundation support?
The Foundation supports projects that further the goals and objectives of its patron, Esther B. Kahn, and that are expected to make a significant difference with lasting, tangible results.

Due to a large volume of applications, the Trustees cannot meet with prospective applicants or provide feedback on grant proposals.

4. What is the maximum size and duration of grants?
All grants are one-time cash awards of up to $25,000. Specific grant amounts are determined by the Foundation's Trustees, and may be less than the amount requested in the application.

5. How many grants are awarded each year?
In each semi-annual grant cycle, the Foundation receives over 100 applications and awards 10-20 grants.

6. How often may applications be submitted?
Organizations may submit one application in each fiscal year of the Foundation, which runs from June 1 to May 31. Each grant proposal will be reviewed separately; grants are not renewed automatically.

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