FAQ

Q.  Is the Genuardi Family Foundation affiliated with Genuardi Family Markets?

A.  No, the Foundation is entirely separate from Genuardi Family Markets, which is no longer owned by the Genuardi family.

Q.  What does the Genuardi Family Foundation do?

A.  The Genuardi Family Foundation makes grants to regional nonprofit organizations that meet its eligibility requirements and who are selected by the Board through a competitive grant process.

Q.  Who is eligible for funding?

A.  Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) organizations whose programs further the Foundation’s mission and whose direct services are included in the Foundation’s identified priority areas. For the Core Grant Program, this includes organizations whose programs are delivered in Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and/or Bucks Counties in Southeastern Pennsylvania. 

Q.  Who is not eligible for funding?

A.  The Foundation does not grant to individuals, capital or endowment campaigns, political, fraternal and/or civic organizations, or other foundations. Additionally, we do not participate in annual appeals, special event sponsorship requests or other letters of solicitation. A complete list of exclusions is available here.

Q.  We think our nonprofit organization is eligible.  How can we make a grant request?

A.  All applicants are required to submit an online initial letter of inquiry before being invited to apply for a grant. Letters of inquiry will be accepted through our online application process, (see How To Apply page for specific grant programs and deadlines). If invited to submit a full grant application, the applicant then must follow specific guidelines established by the Genuardi Family Foundation. A response to your letter of inquiry will be sent via email in a timely manner. If no response is received, please contact the Foundation at: Applications@GenuardiFamilyFoundation.org.

Q.  Can we apply to the Genuardi Family Foundation for more than one grant within a single 12-month period?

A.  No. Applicants may apply only once to the Foundation in any 12-month period, which excludes applicants from applying for both the Core Grant Program and the Strategic Inititative Fund within any 12-month period. 

Q.  Who is required to submit a letter of inquiry?

A.  All applicants, whether or not they’ve received funding in prior years, are required to submit new letters of inquiry each year.

Q.  Who selects the grant recipients?

A.  The grant recipients are selected by the Foundation's Board of Directors.

Q.  Does the Foundation support capital campaigns or equipment purchase requests?

A.  The Foundation does not support capital campaign requests, including purchase or replacement of equipment.

Q.  Does the Genuardi Family Foundation make multi-year grants?

A.  The Foundation has made multi-year grants, but on a very limited basis. However, grant applicants may apply for additional grants each year; each request will be considered independently.

Q.  How are site visits arranged?

A.  The Foundation utilizes site visits to applicant organizations to experience their missions in action. Visits are made to meet the beneficiaries of charitable work, to see services delivered firsthand, and to observe projects or programs that the Foundation has funded or is currently evaluating. The Foundation may contact your organization to schedule a site visit as an additional tool in its application review process.

Q.  May I submit a hard copy letter of inquiry, proposal or grant report?

A.  No. All parts of the Foundation’s process are now online, accessible through the How to Apply page.

Q.  What kind of publicity does the Foundation seek for its grants?

A.  The Foundation does not seek recognition for its philanthropic activities. However, we recognize the value a grantee organization may find in leveraging its foundation funding to demonstrate support for its programs and attract additional resources. The Genuardi Family Foundation requests the right to approve all public uses of its name. Please see our Statement on Publicity.