Cordelia Lee Beattie Foundation

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Mission

The purpose of the foundation is to provide scholarships for deserving, gifted, and needy individuals without regard to race, creed, nationality, color, or sex in order that they may attend schools, colleges, universities, or other educational institutions in the state of Florida, or in order that they may engage in scientific or medical research in the state of Florida.

In view of the Grantor's lifelong interest in music and the fine arts, it is the Grantor's request that the Trustee give particular attention to the requirements of the various cultural organizations of Sarasota County, including the West Coast Symphony Orchestra and its scholarship trust fund if the applicant is seriously interested in pursuing a musical career.

Application deadlines

January 15

Program areas

Arts, culture, and humanities
Education
Health

States served

Florida

Geographic limitations

Grants pertaining to arts, culture and humanities are limited to Sarasota County, Florida.

Trustees

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

The purpose of the Cordelia Lee Beattie Foundation is to provide scholarships for deserving, gifted, and needy individuals without regard to race, creed, nationality, color, or sex in order that they may attend schools, colleges, universities, or other educational institutions in the state of Florida, or in order that they may engage in scientific or medical research in the state of Florida. In view of the Grantor's lifelong interest in music and the fine arts, it is the Grantor's request that the foundation give particular attention to the requirements of the various cultural organizations of Sarasota County, including the West Coast Symphony Orchestra and its scholarship trust fund if the applicant is seriously interested in pursuing a musical career.

Grant requirements

  • Organizations must qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Applications must be submitted through the online grant application form or alternative accessible application designed for assistive technology users.

Limitiations

Organizations may not apply to both the Cordelia Lee Beattie Foundation and the Sarasota County Foundation within the same year.

Average giving

Average grant size: $5,000 to $10,000
Average number of grants per year: 7
Average total giving per year: $85,000

Application period and deadlines

Applications are accepted year-round. Applications must be submitted by January 15 to be reviewed at the February grant meeting.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated by March 15 for applications received by the deadline.

Required agreements and reports

Except as otherwise specified when a grant is awarded, a progress report must be submitted within 6 months after receiving funds.

About the Foundation

Cordelia Lee Beattie established this foundation in 1973 to honor her late husband, Edward William Beattie. A concert violinist, Mrs. Beattie retired to Sarasota, Florida and became a musician with the Florida West Coast Symphony. Cordelia Beattie's passion in music and fine arts prompted her to request that the foundation focus on organizations providing services for Sarasota County, Florida.