SPECIAL UPDATE: The Foundation is continuing to offer grants however, economic conditions over the past few years have had a negative impact on our available funds. As with the last grant cycle, we anticipate this to continue to affect our outlay for grant money during this current cycle. Our annual Board meeting, during which we select those organizations will receive a grant from this cycle, will take place at the end of June. After, you will receive notification of your status.
Preference will be given to organizations that:
- Serve troubled youth between the ages of 11-18, with a priority for programs that focus on youth between the ages of 11-15
- Focus on preventing youth involvement in the criminal justice system, or provide long-term rehabilitation in a residential or alternative setting.
- Provide comprehensive support services to youth that may include education, job training, enrichment activities, counseling and case management.
Proposals that fall outside of the Foundation’s guidelines will be considered at the discretion of the Directors.
The Foundation funds programs and organizations that work with at-risk youth within the United States, its possessions, and territories, or operated within Native American tribal lands. Requests for programs outside those geographies will not be considered.
Type of Support: General operating, capital and capacity-building. The typical grant size will
be between $5,000 and $40,000. Grants outside of this range will be considered at the discretion of the Directors.
Organizations must be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as public charities and tax-exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or federally recognized Native American Tribes.
Funding will not be provided for political campaigns, lobbying or fundraising activities, conferences or missionary work. Requests for endowment funding and direct support for individuals will not be accepted.
Application Process & Grant Cycle
The Foundation uses a letter of inquiry (LOI) process and there is one (1) annual cycle. The Foundation Board meets once each calendar year, during the Summer, to make grant decisions. Letters of inquiry (LOIs) for each year should be submitted no later than January 31st of each year for consideration.
Organizations interested in applying to the Foundation for support should submit a brief two to three page letter that includes:
Contact Information (request contact person’s name, title, email, mailing address, telephone and fax number);
Organizational Information (brief statement of the organizations history and activities);
Description of the project/request (identify the request amount, project purpose and timeline);
Financial Information (estimated budgets for both the organization and the specific project);
Supporters (brief overview of the organization’s sources of revenue and funders associated with the specific project);
Staff Qualifications (brief background on the key personnel involved in the organization/project)
We will not accept LOIs which arrive late or do not fit the guidelines set forth here.
Only send via email
Please email to:
Dori Bryant, Director of Partnership Development, Sky Ranch Foundation email@example.com
cc Jill Damato Senior Vice President Senior Philanthropic Officer MSC NJ2-130-03-22
1300 American Blvd., 3rd Floor Pennington, NJ 08534-1501 firstname.lastname@example.org