The Riley Foundation makes grants to charitable and governmental organizations for charitable purposes and to provide financial resources and assistance for community-wide projects and programs in healthcare, education, and the betterment of cultural, environmental and economic conditions for the people of Meridian and Lauderdale County, Mississippi.
Applicants must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and classified as “not a private foundation” (that is, a public charity) as defined under Section 509(a), or a governmental agency. Applicants may not, however, be “supporting organizations” described in section 509(a)(3).
Application organizations must be located in Lauderdale County, Mississippi, and provide services for the citizens of Lauderdale County, Mississippi.
Application deadlines are quarterly as follows: November 15, February 15, May 15, and August 15. Applications are due the following Monday if the 15th is on a weekend.