Sarah Scaife Foundation
The Sarah Scaife Foundation provides funding in the broad areas of the arts, humanities, education, the environment and social sciences.
The foundation supports environmental projects that work towards conservation while considering economic development. In the past, the foundation has funded organizations that support free market environmentalism, the belief that environmental quality can be achieved better by managing natural resources based on property rights, private initiative and voluntary activity than through government regulation.
Types of Support
Requests for project and general operating support will be considered. Proposals for the following are usually declined: event sponsorships, endowments, capital campaigns and renovations.
Grant Size$25000 to $300000
Requirements & Limitations
To be eligible for funding, organizations must have IRS 501 (c)(3) status. The foundation does not make grants to individuals or to nationally-organized fundraising groups. Government agencies are also not usually funded.
Initial inquiries to the foundation should be in letter form signed by the organization?s president, or authorized representative, and have the approval of the organization?s board of directors. The letter should include a concise description of the specific program for which funds are requested, and a program budget and timetable. Accompanying information should include a copy of the latest audited financial statements and annual report; current budget; list of officers and directors and their major affiliations; and a copy of the current determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service evidencing tax-exempt status under Sections 501 (c)(3) of the IRS Code. Additional information may be requested, if needed, for further evaluation.
The foundation meets in February, May, September and November to consider grants. However, requests may be submitted at any time and will be acted upon as expeditiously as possible.
Grant 1Grantee: Brandywine Conservancy, Chadds Ford, PA
Purpose: The mission of the Brandywine Conservancy's Environmental Management Center is to conserve the natural and cultural resources of the Brandywine River watershed and other selected areas with a primary emphasis on conservation of water quantity and quality. To accomplish its mission the Environmental Management Center works with individuals, municipal governments, county and state government agencies and private organizations.<br><br> \
Grant 2Grantee: Environmental Literacy Council, Washington, DC<br>
The Environmental Literacy Council is dedicated to helping citizens, especially young people, participate wisely in the environmental arena. An independent, non-profit organization, the Council gives teachers the tools to help students develop environmental literacy: a fundamental understanding of the systems of the world, both living and non-living, along with the analytical skills needed to weigh scientific evidence and policy choices.