Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation

Guidelines for Preparation of On-Line Application for Grants
from the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation


On-line discretionary grant applications for the Fall cycle are available.
The deadline date is October 1, 2017 @ 5:00 p.m.
If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Renz at renz@duanemorris.com

THE TRUSTEES WILL ACCEPT ONLY THOSE APPLICATIONS ACTUALLY RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE APRIL 1st @ 5:00 P.M. OR OCTOBER 1st @ 5:00 P.M, AS THE CASE MAY BE.

Generally speaking, the Trustees of the Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation make discretionary grants for the initiation or support of:

  • Experimental or demonstrational projects; or
  • So-called "seed money" projects; or
  • A project which can reasonably be expected to be accomplished by a single grant in a relatively brief period of time; or
  • New proposal requests which are accepted once per calendar year. In the case of an ongoing multi-yr. grant, applicant must wait until multi-yr. grant has been completed.
  • An emergency grant to an agency or particular project of an agency. An emergency is defined as a need, other than loss of promised or expected funding, so urgent (i) that it cannot wait for consideration until the trustees’ next regular meeting, and (ii) that threatens the existence of the agency or the continuation of a specific program already underway. Emergency grants will be rarely made and, once made, will disqualify the agency from receiving any additional funding for the succeeding three years.

THE FOUNDATION DOES NOT, EXCEPT IN THE RAREST INSTANCES, MAKE GRANTS FOR:

  • Projects beyond the limits of the Greater Philadelphia area.
  • Ordinary operating expenses.
  • Creation of or additions to endowment.
  • Medical or scientific research.
  • Projects for the construction, renovation or acquisition of physical facilities (real estate or buildings; or equipment or supplies, except in cases where the equipment or supplies are merely incidental to the primary purposes of the project).
  • Projects which will likely entail grants from the Foundation beyond a period of three years or which may not reasonably be expected to be self-supporting thereafter.
  • To applicants respectively year after year.
  • To individuals for scholarship or research purposes.
  • For special interest advocacy through legislative lobbying, focused litigation or solicitation of governmental agencies.

APPLICATIONS TO THE FOUNDATION FOR GRANTS FOR SPECIFIC PROJECTS SHOULD INCLUDE IN DETAIL THE POINTS DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:

On-line applications are now being accepted. It is requested that any applicant for a grant provide the following information:

  1. NAME AND ADDRESS OF APPLICANT
  2. IRS TAX I.D. #
  3. PROJECT TITLE
  4. STATEMENT CONTAINING PROJECT DESCRIPTION AS WELL AS THE FOLLOWING:
    1. the need to be met;
    2. method by which program will be carried out;
    3. will project be completed at the end of the term of the grant period; or will it then be self-supporting, or supported from other sources?
  5. AMOUNT OF THE GRANT REQUESTED AND THE TERM (MONTHS)

ATTACHMENTS:

  1. LIST OF OFFICERS AND BOARD MEMBERS
  2. ITEMIZED BUDGET
  3. TAX CERTIFICATIONS AS FOLLOWS:
    1. copy of Ruling from the Internal Revenue Service stating that the applicant as named is tax-exempt from federal income tax under section 50l(c)(3) and noting the tax I.D. number;
    2. copy of Ruling from the Internal Revenue Service stating agency is not a private foundation.
  4. CERTIFIED FINANCIAL STATEMENT. Please supply a certified financial statement unless your organization is newly formed, in which event there is a grace period of three (3) years. If your organization is not able to supply a certified financial statement, please explain why.
  5. ADDITIONAL SUPPORT. Whether support has been, or is being, requested of other foundations or sources, and if so, the source and amount of any commitments.

Fall 2017