Gratis Foundation

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Mission

The mission of the Gratis Foundation is to support programs in the fields of education, health care and medical research, humanitarian services, abused and neglected children, and assisting U.S. Military personnel and their families. It is the intent of the foundation to award grants based on achievement, excellence, significance, or leadership in a specific field or charitable endeavor.

Application deadlines

October 1 - January 31

Applications accepted during this time period for organizations focused in the following areas:
Health care and medical research
Religious causes

February 1 - May 31

Applications accepted during this time period for organizations focused in the following areas:
Education
Human Services
International humanitarian aid
Abused, neglected, disadvantaged children
Adoption/foster care

June 1 - September 30

Applications accepted during this time period for organizations focused in the following areas:
U.S. military personnel and family
Animal advocacy
Food pantries

Program areas

Education
Environment, animals
Health
Human services
International/foreign affairs
Religion

Program limitations

Supports programs in the fields of education, health care and medical research, humanitarian services, abused and neglected children, and assisting U.S. Military personnel and their families.

States served

District of Columbia
Florida
Massachusetts

Geographic limitations

Boston, MA
Cape Cod, MA
Washington, DC Metro area
Palm Beach County, FL.

The Gratis Foundation awards grants for programs supporting education, health care and medical research, humanitarian services, abused and neglected children, and assisting U.S. Military personnel and their families. It is the intent of the foundation to award grants based on achievement, excellence, significance, or leadership in a specific field or charitable endeavor.

Requirements

  • To be eligible, 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.

Limitations

The foundation does not accept requests for grants that would be payable to, or for the benefit of, specific individuals.

Application period and deadlines

Applications must be submitted by January 31 for the April grant meeting, May 31 for the July grant meeting, and September 30 for the November grant meeting.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission.

Required reports

Periodic progress reports and final reports may be required for funded projects.

About the Foundation

The Gratis Foundation was established in 2008.