Grant Application Process

In order to make the process as efficient as possible for both the applicant and the Foundation, there are two distinct steps to be followed:

A. Letter of Inquiry

Organizations wishing to seek support from the Foundation begin the process by submitting a one page abstract outlining the following:

  1. Mission of the organization and description of services rendered.
  2. Description of the project/program for which funding is sought.
  3. Total cost of project.
  4. Sources and amounts of other support.
  5. Project/program schedule.
  6. Copy of 501(c)3 tax-exempt status letter from IRS.

B. Complete Application

If the abstract appears to fall within the Foundation guidelines, an application will be sent to the applicant for additional information. Receipt of an application should not be construed as approval for a grant, since only a small percentage of completed applications are eventually funded. The purpose of the two-step process is to save the applicant and the Foundation from unnecessary efforts that are clearly non-fundable.

Completed applications are thoroughly analyzed and submitted to the Board of Trustees for review and final action. The Trustees meet quarterly and take action on all applications received during the quarter. The decisions of the Board are final.

Please submit your Letter of Inquiry with all related materials outlined in this brochure to:

DeMatteis Family Foundation
1230 RXR Plaza
Uniondale, NY 11556

If you have any further questions, call us at 516-705-4974.