The Sarah Scaife Foundation's grant program is primarily directed toward public policy programs that address major domestic and international issues. The Foundation does not make grants to individuals for any purpose, to nationally organized fundraising groups, or to organizations that are not publicly supported non-profit, charitable organizations. Proposals for the following are routinely declined: 1) event sponsorships, endowments, capital campaigns, and building projects; and 2) support for organizations that are primarily dependent upon government funds, and for government agencies.
Additional information may be requested if needed for further evaluation. Please note that all grant proposals must be submitted in hard copy and that the Foundation will not consider electronic requests.
The Foundation meets four times a year to consider grant proposals. However, proposals may be submitted at any time and will be acted upon as expeditiously as possible. Requests should be addressed to: