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Grant Guidelines: Sidney R Baer Jr Foundation


Grant Guidelines for the Sidney R Baer Foundation

New England, New York, and St. Louis.  Mr. Baer was a native of St. Louis, a resident of Boston for many years, and a supporter of mental health programs in the greater New York area, hence the Foundation's primary focus will be on applications supporting programs located in Mr. Baer's birth and adopted cities –Boston, New York and St. Louis.  No grants will be made for international activities or to foreign charitable institutions.

The primary focus is to fund programs concentrating on schizophrenia and depression.

Current and Future Programs. While Mr. Baer realized that relief of the suffering of the mentally ill and research into its causes could be a long-term project, he also realized the immediate needs of those suffering mental illness were equally important.  It is a purpose of the Foundation to remain faithful to Mr. Baer's spirit of both expeditious action and quests for long term solutions.  The Foundation's goals include the alleviation of immediate and quantifiable needs and the accomplishments of long term projects.  Requests for multi year grants will be considered.

Scope of Grants.  The Foundation is not an operating charitable foundation.  Its purpose is to disburse funds to public charities that are presently recognized as qualified 501(c)(3) organizations for accomplishment of the Foundation's charitable purposes.  

Grants will only be awarded to organizations that agree to expend no more than seven percent (7%) of the received funds on the organization¹s administrative expenses.

The primary focus is to fund programs concentrating on schizophrenia and depression.

Funding will not be provided for: 

  • Grants will not be made directly to individuals or to medical researchers. 
  • Grants will also not be made for current operating funds, annual fund-raising drives, or for the establishment of, or additions to, endowments. 
  • Charitable needs that are beyond the scope of the Foundation's missions are mental retardation, physical disability, and drugs and alcohol addiction.
  • No grants will be made for international activities or to foreign charitable institutions.

Effective March 1, 2013

Grant applications are accepted by invitation only.

A prospective applicant may submit a letter to the Foundation indicating the purpose of the proposed grant request. This will be reviewed by the Grants' Committee.

All letters of intent are to be submitted no later than February 1 of each year.

The proposal should be limited to no more than 300 words. In the event the Committee is interested in pursuing the request, the Grantee will be invited to submit a fully completed grant application.


Applications and Conditions for Grants.  Once an invitation has been extended to apply for a grant, the applicant must complete the  Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation Grant Application form which is available on the website.  Grant applications will only be considered after receipt by the Foundation of a fully completed form and all additional information requested on the application.

To be considered, three (3) copies of the fully completed and signed grant application and all attachments should be received no later than the deadline dates listed below.

 Successful grantees will be required to file a final report and financial accountings regarding accomplishment of the grant purpose.  Interim reports and financial accountings will also be required for multi year projects.

Decisions on grants are made by the Grants' Committee of the Foundation, which meets two times each year to consider grant applications. Those meetings are held in June and October.

For the June meeting, three (3) copies of the application and attachments must be received no later than April 30.

For the October meeting, three (3) copies of the application and attachments must be received no later than August 31.

 
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