The Sunderland Foundation makes grants annually to publicly supported charitable organizations with tax exempt status under section 501 [c] 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. The Foundation prefers to make grants for capital and special projects rather than for annual operating expenses.
Grants for building construction, renovation, repairs and restoration of facilities are considered. Areas of interest include higher education, churches, youth serving agencies, health facilities, community buildings, museums, civic projects, and low maintenance, energy efficient housing projects sponsored by qualified tax exempt organizations. Grants to primary and secondary schools are generally not considered.
Grants are made to organizations in Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.
Applications for grants may be made by sending a letter. There is no deadline.
Please furnish a good description of the project, its total cost, how it is to be funded, current state of fund raising and financial information on the grant seeker such as a recent audited financial statement or copy of form 990 filed with the IRS for the most recent year. Grants are approved by the Board of Trustees four times each year. Grants payable over more than one year are considered. No grants are made to individuals, and no scholarships are available from the Foundation.