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The Foundation’s limited resources provide general operating support to high quality, neighborhood based, small and medium sized organizations (operating budgets of $2 million or less) whose priorities and on-going commitment are to long-term arts and/or environmental education programming serving children and youth in the Philadelphia area's most disadvantaged neighborhoods. Grant sizes range from $2,500 to $5,000.

The Foundation does not support pilot/demonstration projects or new initiatives that do not have sufficient committed funding to be sustained over time.

If you have any questions about the application process, please email Dale Mitchell at dalemitch@verizon.net.

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Address all proposals to:
Ms. Dale Mitchell, Executive Director
via e-mail at dalemitch@verizon.net

Proposals must be submitted between January 15th and 5:00 p.m. on the last business day of Feburary. Email all proposals as a single PDF document to Dale Mitchell at dalemitch@verizon.net.

NOTE: If your organization has received a grant from the Rosenlund Family Foundation for the past three (3) years, it is not necessary to submit an entirely new proposal. The documents we will require for grant consideration this year are as follows:

For those who have received grants from the Foundation for the past three consecutive years, please submit the following:

1. Please include: your Mission Statement; organization name; organization mailing address; organization website; primary contact's first and last name and title, including primary contact's e-mail and phone number;

2. A maximum three page description of your arts/environmental education programs for youth for which you are requesting general operating support this year, including dollar amount. Also include a brief description of how the COVID-19 pandemic has altered your work, and any future changes you are making as a result of that;

3. Their age range, and the percent living at or below the povery level;

4. Your annual operating budget and actual income and expenses for the most recently completed fiscal year AND for the current fiscal year to date;

5. Identify each major source of revenue for your programs for children and youth by name and amount, and whether funds are committed or pending;

7. A report on how Rosenlund's grant was utilized last year.

If you have not received a grant from the Foundation for at least the last 3 years, please click above to download the application form.

• All recipients of grants must provide a minimum of a one page narrative of the outcomes of your arts and/or environmental education programs at the conclusion of the grant period and/or before any future grants will be considered.

• Organizations must be classified as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Individuals, for-profit organizations, and those who do not have their own 501(c)(3) are not eligible for funding.

• Grants are made to organizations located in and serving constituents in the Philadelphia area.

• Grants will typically be between $2,500 and $5,000.

• The Foundation does not typically make multi-year grants.

• Limited exceptions may be made based on world events and specific needs.

The following will NOT be considered for funding:

Capital projects
Elementary, secondary or higher educational institutions
Political groups or related think tanks
Fraternal organizations
Religious organizations in support of their sacramental or theological functions