We award the majority of our grants to U.S. 501(c)(3) organizations and other tax-exempt organizations identified by our staff. 

General Concept Memos

We accept concept memos for grants relating to the following initiatives: 

Review Process

Submit your memorandum online and you will receive a confirmation that we have received it. Unless there are exigent circumstances, Concept Memorandums are reviewed twice annually (June and December). Deadlines for submitting the memorandum for review is April 31 and October 31 of the respective year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How do I apply for a grant from the foundation?

A. In general, we directly invite proposals by directly contacting organizations. We may occasionally award grants through published Requests for Proposals (RFPs) or letters of inquiry. If you have a concept that you would like to submit, email a memorandum to sonny@jmmhco.com.

Q. May I submit additional materials along with the Memorandum?

A. Yes. Although the items may not be returned. 

Q. May I submit additional materials along with the Memorandum?

A. Yes. Although the items may not be returned. 

Q. May I submit a grant request outside of your stated initiatives?

A. Look at the Mission Statement. Critically evaluate whether your request fits the missions statement. If it does, please submit a well thought out and supported memorandum setting forth the concept and the requested amount. No form is necessary. Be articulate, clear and thoughtful in your request. Do your homework before writing the memorandum and please prepare an outline before writing. Stick to the outline and demonstrate you have metrics defined to ensure measurability of the goals related to the grant request. 

Q. May individuals request grant funds?

A. No. We do not provide funding to individuals. 

Q. I am raising money for a cause. Am I eligible for a grant? 

A. The foundation makes grants to organizations directly rather than through individual fundraising activities; therefore, we are unable to fund your effort. 

What We Do Not Fund

Most of our granting is done with qualified US non-profit organizations identified by our advisory committee members and Staff. Here are examples of areas the foundation does not fund:

  • Direct donations or grants to individuals
  • Political campaigns
  • Legislative lobbying campaigns
  • Building or capital campaigns
  • Initiatives that exclusively serve religious purposes
  • Research in the humanities
  • Projects aimed at pre-college students
  • Grants for endowments or fundraising drives, including fundraising dinners