Core Grant Program

The Foundation's recent strategic planning process included adjusting our grant cycle timing to achieve a shorter and more efficient grant review process.  

Our 2017 grant cycle dates will be as follows:  

Date Process
January 1 - February 15 LOI Submissions* 
January - June Site Visits
April 15 Invited Applications Due*
July Grant decisions announced &
      checks mailed to grantees


*NOTE:  This is an extension of previous deadline.  Technical assistance will be available until 3:00 PM EST on Thursday, April 13, 2017 for invited applications; please contact the foundation's office by email or telephone (610-834-2030).


The green button below provides access to the login page of our online grant system. Core Grant 2017 LOIs may be accessed on 1/1/17.  You may access and edit your organization's profile and grant history at any time, or submit grant reports for grants previously received. 


General information about the Foundation’s
Core Grant Program:

The majority of the Foundation's grants are made through its Core Grant Program, which makes general operating and program support grants up to $10,000 for organizations providing services in Montgomery, Chester, Delaware and Bucks Counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Organizations that are based in and only serve communities outside these four counties are not eligible to participate in the Foundation’s Core Grant Program, unless invited to apply by a Foundation Board member.

Generally, first-time applicants to the Core Grant Program are encouraged to apply for program support. If an organization has received Foundation funding in the past, general operating requests are welcomed.  If you require guidance on which program at your organization may be the best fit, please contact us to schedule a brief phone meeting with the Executive Director. Sometimes a quick phone call saves everyone time. 

At this time, Core Grant Program requests are considered once annually.  All applicants must submit an online letter of inquiry (LOI) to be considered for funding, regardless of whether or not the organization has been previously funded. Only those organizations whose letters of inquiry have been approved will be invited to submit full proposals. 

For all grant programs, the Genuardi Family Foundation only accepts applications via its online application system. This automation includes all stages of the application process: initial letters of inquiry, full applications, grant agreements and follow-up grant reports. 

All deadlines are firm. Letters of Inquiry (LOIs) and proposals submitted after their respective deadlines will not be accepted. All organizations interested in applying should consult our Eligibility Requirements to ensure they meet the Foundation’s guidelines prior to submitting a LOI.

Each year the Foundation is able to fund only a fraction of the requests that are reviewed. A denial of funding is not necessarily a reflection of the program or proposal, but is the result of a highly competitive process.

To begin the Core Grant Application Process, please click here:

Please note: If your organization has been a past applicant or grantee, you should have login credentials already established in our online grant database. PLEASE (pretty please!) don’t create a new organizational profile to reapply. If you do not know your organization’s username and password, please contact us; we are happy to help.

We offer tutorials to help applicants navigate our online application system.  You can: