The John F. Long
Foundation, Inc. mission:
A non-profit, charitable, Private Foundation
established in 1959 by the Long family to support local charities, schools,
education events and general community needs.
While there are guidelines to the Mission Statement, the Foundation Board
reserves the right to adjust these from time to time.
Due to the large volume of requests, the
Foundation is unable to respond positively to every grant request we
receive. Grant requests which are not consistent with our mission will not
Review the eligibility
criteria to determine if your grant request is eligible for consideration.
organization does not meet the following Eligibility Requirements, your
application can not be approved.
The Foundation will review applications from
organizations that meet the following requirements:
Internal Revenue Service
Tax Code / 501(c)(3) tax determination letter from the I.R.S.
Your organizationís purpose
must be consistent with the mission of the Foundation
The grant request must be
precise and complete, providing necessary detail
Questionnaire is to be completed in its entirety (see below)
The grant request amount and
time frame must be clearly communicated, i.e. one-time grant, ongoing
support, or special project
request is for a particular event or program, providing a budget is always
Requests for grants
of $1,000.00 or more, as well as
groups we have not funded within the past two years, must:
financial reports/statements for past and current fiscal year
a list of past donors going back no more than two years
The Foundation looks
for groups who are working to help themselves, help their own communities,
and help others like themselves through self-empowering, community
organizing efforts. Our approach to grant requests focuses on fostering
local neighborhood vitality and excellence.
The John F. Long Foundation supports local
non-profit organizations that promote this objective.
To be eligible for consideration, the grant
request must meet the following criteria:
use must have measurable benefits
organization must have good management, a solid financial background,
well-established administration policies and Board of Directors
We do not
provide loans, start-up expenses or seed capital funding for private
businesses or scholarships requested by individuals
If a grant proposal does not match the priorities outlined here, we suggest
grant seekers identify other potential sources of funding.