Stranahan Foundation
Various Foundation Projects


Small Grants/Immediate Needs – Guidelines and Instructions


IMPORTANT:  The Small Grants/Immediate Needs grant application opportunity is separate and distinct from the grant application opportunities discussed elsewhere on this website.


Purpose:  Small Grants/Immediate Needs offers the ability to apply for a small grant when:  (a) the amount requested is $5,000 or less, and/or (b) a need arises that requires a quick response and cannot reasonably be delayed.  


Eligibility:  The ONLY organizations eligible to apply are those that: (a)  have received a grant from the Stranahan Foundation within the past five years, and (b) have current 501 (c ) 3 status with the IRS.


Size of Request:   Requests may be in the $500 to $5,000 range.


Review Criteria:  Priority consideration will be given to those applicants that:


To apply:



Grant Priorities:




Our emphasis is to:



We support programs – in both the physical and mental health arenas - that build healthy communities, with a particular interest in those that:




We believe ecological well-being is inextricably linked to the sustainability of our communities. The Foundation seeks to support programs (in our local communities) that focus on:




We believe that every person in our society should have access to the creative process and that the arts have a unique and powerful ability to improve the quality of our lives because they:



The Foundation has a particular interest in programs that reach out to and include those who might not otherwise have such opportunities. We are especially excited by programs which directly engage participants, of any age, in the creative process.



The Foundation seeks to strengthen our local communities through support for programs that offer disadvantaged families and individuals of all ages: