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The Barker Welfare Foundation Grant

Grants to Michigan City, Indiana, and New York City Nonprofits
for Health, Education, Cultural, and Civic Programs

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The Barker Welfare Foundation

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Grants to Michigan City, Indiana and New York City nonprofits for programs that focus on promoting health, welfare, education, cultural activities, and civic affairs. Applicants must submit a Funding Inquiry prior to the application deadline.

The mission of the Barker Welfare Foundation is to make grants to qualified charitable organizations whose initiatives improve the quality of life, with an emphasis on strengthening youth and families.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180800

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are made to tax-exempt organizations which have received a ruling by the Internal Revenue Service that they are organizations described in Section 501 (c) (3) and classified in Section 509 (a) (1), (2), or (3) of the Internal Revenue Code (publicly supported organizations and their affiliates).

Start-ups of new organizations are discouraged from applying. The Foundation requires 2 years for audited financial statements (or a Review by an accounting firm) and 2 years of IRS Form 990’s complete with all schedules.

Consideration will be given to applications from institutions and agencies operating in the field of health, welfare, education, cultural activities and civic affairs, primarily serving the metropolitan areas of Chicago (see #3), New York (five boroughs of NYC only) and Michigan City, Indiana.

The funding policy for metropolitan Chicago has changed. Requests for funding will no longer be accepted unless invited (initiated) by the Foundation. Grant Requests for Charter Schools will be accepted by invitation only (initiated by the Foundation).

In general, as a matter of present policy, appeals for the following will be declined:
- Organizations not located in nor directly serving the defined areas
- National health, welfare, or education agencies, institutions or funds.
- Scholarships, fellowships, loans, student aid and appeals from individuals.
- Medical and scientific research.
- Federated campaigns or to work with specific diseases or disabilities.
- Private elementary and secondary schools, colleges, universities, professional schools and trade organizations.
- Films, program advertising, conferences, seminars, benefits and fundraising costs.
- Start-up organizations, start-up programs, emergency funds, and deficit financing.
- Lobbying-related or legislative activities.
- Endowment funds and intermediary organizations.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Process:
In advance of submitting a funding request for your organization, the Foundation requests that you please adhere to the application process.

A telephone call is suggested to determine if the organization seeking to apply for a grant falls within the current General Policy of the Foundation.

If you believe that your organization’s mission and programs are consistent with the Foundation’s interests then please complete the Funding Inquiry.

If the organization falls within the Foundations guidelines and is of interest to the Grants Advisory Committee you will be asked to complete a full application. Applications are initiated by the Foundation.

The Foundation Board meets twice per year. For the Spring meeting, completed proposals must be received before February 1 and for the Fall meeting, before August 1.

Organizations who are approved for a grant will receive the funds approximately six weeks after the Directors meet.

The Foundation will make every effort to inform applicants promptly if their proposal will not be successful. The Foundation asks applicants to wait at least one year before reapplying, should the proposal be declined.

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Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

The Funding Inquiry can be found at the bottom of the main URL, by clicking the red button "continue".

The Barker Welfare Foundation
P.O. Box 2, Glen Head, NY 11545
Phone: (516) 759-5592

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Michigan City;   New York City: Five Boroughs only;   New York