Gratis Foundation

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Mission

The mission of the Gratis Foundation is to support programs in the fields of 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

January 31, May 31, and September 30

Program areas

Health
Human services

Program limitations

Supports programs for health care and medical research, humanitarian services, abused and neglected children, and assisting U.S. Military personnel and their families.

States served

Maryland
Massachusetts
Virginia

Geographic limitations

Maryland, Massachusetts, and Virginia. Historically, preference has been given to organizations in Massachusetts and Maryland.

The Gratis Foundation awards grants for programs supporting health care and medical research, humanitarian services, abused and neglected children, and U.S. Military personnel and their families. It is the intent of the foundation to award grants based on an organization’s 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 are accepted year-round, but must be submitted by January 31, May 31, or September 30 to be reviewed at the grant meeting following each such date.

Communications

Applicants will receive an automated email confirming their submission. Grant decisions are generally communicated within 90 days after each deadline.

Required reports

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

About the Foundation

The Gratis Foundation was established in 2008.