Application Process and Eligibility:
The Foundation annually funds in several grantmaking strategies. Our application process in all of our strategies is invitation only; we do not accept solicitations. To be eligible for a grant from Grousemont Foundation, applicants must be classified as a 501(c)(3) public charity or 170(c)(1) government instrumentality by the Internal Revenue Service.
In support of current needs in our focus area of Youth and Children:
Through an invitation-only application process, we make grants to programs supporting youth and children, following the schedule below.
Youth Grant Cycles Schedule 2018-2020
2018 Spring Cycle: INTERNATIONAL
2018 Fall Cycle: HUMAN SERVICES
2019 Spring Cycle: ARTS & ARTS EDUCATION
2019 Fall Cycle: HEALTH & WELLNESS
2020 Spring Cycle: ENVIRONMENT
2020 Fall Cycle: EDUCATION & LEARNING
In honor of our founders:
We make one (or more) large gifts in support of a capital or project campaign in the areas of community development, the arts, education and civic renewal.
In support of the learning and engagement of our younger generations:
The Grousemont G5 Grantmaking Committee is comprised of members of the fifth generation of the Wright/Rolfe family. The Committee decides on a focus area each year for a collective grantmaking process, and distributes one or more grants totaling $50,000 through an invitation-only RFP process.
In support of the civic involvement of our current family members:
Trustees of the Foundation and family members involved with community organizations are encouraged to submit funding requests to the Foundation for support of causes that are important to them.