Grants

Project Grants

VisionCorps Foundation supports organizations proposing projects that will advance the mission of the Foundation with a regional reach in southeastern Pennsylvania. Most interested in projects that address largely unmet needs, the Foundation strongly encourages innovative thinking that can lead to breakthrough outcomes.

  • Project Grants encourage and support the development of innovative programs, services or events that comply with the Foundation’s mission statement.
  • Continuing Grants provide sustaining funds to organizations that are at least three years old, have received Foundation funding at least once within that time and have received favorable evaluations.
  • Contingency Grants are available year-round and are intended to help in unanticipated situations or crises. Applicants must consult with the Foundation before submitting an application.

Grant Frequently Asked Questions

How does my group apply for a grant?

Your organization is asked to send a letter outlining the type of grant sought, including amount of money as well as total cost of program that grant will support. If it is decided that your program meets the requirements of our Mission, you will be contacted with details on submitting a full application to be reviewed by the Foundation board of Trustees.

Will anyone from The Foundation visit our program?

Members of the Board of Trustees and/or Foundation staff may feel it appropriate to make site visit to applicant organizations, or to organizations that have received grants.

Can our grant be renewed each year?

Many nonprofits receive ongoing funding from us. But renewed funding always depends on a reapplication and evaluation process.

Can we receive more than one grant in the same year?

Organizations may apply for multiple grants in a single year. The Trustees will consider any grant application that proposes to advance the Mission.

What kinds of organizations can receive funding?

We support organizations that propose to create breakthrough opportunities for people who are blind. The Foundation does not fund religious or sectarian activities or project requests from individuals.

Grant Calendar

Description

Applications Mailed

Applications Due

Review and Approve

Grantee Notification

Grants Begin

Project Grants

November

February 1

February – April

May 1

June

Continuing Grants

May

August 1

August – September

November 1

January