Deupree Family Foundation
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|APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR 2013: APRIL 15. GRANTS AWARDED IN JUNE.
About the Deupree Family Foundation
The Deupree Family Foundation is a small foundation with no geographical home base. Our board members live in many areas in the United States.
All of our grant applicants must be fully registered Federal 501(c)3 non-profit organizations. Our minimum funding level is $1,000, and the maximum can range up to around $25,000, with the average grant in 2011 and 2012 being between $2000 and $2500.
Our granting "season" is late spring. We generally award grants in the month of June. We prefer to get requests beginning in early spring, and our deadline is April 15th.
Beginning in 2008, we have awarded one "Big Fish" grant of between $25,000 and $30,000 to an organization that meets our criteria and on which the board votes as a group.
We do not have any hard and fast rules for the Big Fish grant, but it is called "Big Fish" because we want this grant to be most of the total funds needed to complete a specific project.
The Big Fish grant will go for education, defined broadly. This can include outdoor education, environmental education, scientific research with an education component, and the like.
Although we appreciate that organizations have operating overhead and routine expenses, we like this particular grant to be for something special and permanent.
In addition to the "Big Fish," we accept applications from many kinds of groups and organizations, but we do give most of our grants to organizations we know personally in our own communities. If we don't know you, your chances of getting funding are much less.
We strongly encourage applications sent in an electronic form. This makes it easier for us to all share the applications. This could be an attachment or simply the body of an email. Please make initial contact through our email form, or drop us a short letter and include your email address so we can reply and get the communication started.