The Marks Family Foundation grant making policies reflect the legal requirements governing private philanthropy. To be considered for funding:

  • Applicant must have non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status or be sponsored by a 501(c)(c3) organization.
  • Grant requests must satisfy the objectives of the Marks Family Foundation mission.
  • Must provide services in Western New York State (Erie and Niagara Counties, New York City or the state of Vermont.

Click Here to Determine your Eligibility

Application Procedure

Step 1 – Grant Application

Follow this Link to determine eligibility and to apply via our on-line application portal.

Please note that all supporting materials must be uploaded for a proposal to be considered complete.

Supporting documents you should have ready include in PDF format:

  • A copy of your organization’s 501(c)(3) tax-exempt certification
  • A list of your organization’s Board of Directors
  • A one-page budget for the project, listing all expenses and revenue for the program/project, including other sources of support and amounts requested not yet granted.
  • Full Budget for your Organization
  • Organizational Balance Sheet

Step 2 – Application Review

For consideration, applications must be submitted on-line on or before by April 1.

Funding announcements will be made in June. If a grant is awarded, a Grant Award Letter and a Terms of Award document will be sent to your organization. If a grant is not awarded, an email declining your request will be sent to your organization.

Step 3 – End of Grant Report

If your organization is awarded a grant, you must submit a Grant Final Report on-line within sixty (60) days of project completion or before the end of twelve (12) months after your award.

If you are awarded a multi-year grant, you must submit an annual Grant Progress Report.