Grantmaking Guidelines

Please Note:
For the next funding cycle, the Foundation will be revising the application procedures. New procedures will be posted before June 1, 2020.

What does the D’Olier Foundation support?

The D’Olier Foundation supports the charitable purposes delineated in IRS Section 501(c)(3) with grants to institutions or causes that serve the community of Moorestown, New Jersey, and/or the Society of Friends. No grants are given to individuals.

The D’Olier Foundation focuses its financial support to Quaker organizations and, in the South Jersey region, to organizations or government entities that support the Quaker values of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality, and/or Stewardship.

The D’Olier Foundation urges applicants to submit proposals that not only focus on the charitable purposes above but also target a specific organization goal and can show measurable results from the Foundation’s grant, either in the short or long-term.

Applications from organizations which have never received support from the D’Olier Foundation will not be considered for funding unless invited to submit an application after submitting a one page letter of inquiry to the email below.

How much in grant funding is available from the D’Olier Foundation?

During the 2018 grant cycle, the D’Olier Foundation awarded $151,500 to 26 eligible organizations, with grants ranging from $2,000 to $25,000. It is anticipated that the total amount of awards, and possibly the number of organizations receiving awards, will be less in 2019.

When is the application deadline?

The application deadline is September 30th. Applications received after this date will not receive consideration. All application materials must be received by the deadline.

When are grants issued?

Organizations receiving awards will receive a formal award letter and award check by December 31st.

How to Apply

Please review our submission process for complete instructions.

What post-grant documentation is required?

Organizations receiving awards must provide the following documentation by June 30th the following year:

  • Grant Expenditure Budget (If grant is not fully expended by June 30, provide a detailed plan for how and when the grant will be used.)
  • Impact Statement: The Impact Statement should provide a detailed explanation of who or what was directly and indirectly affected by the grant funds with measurable data.

The D’Olier Foundation reserves the right to request documentation of actual expenditures at any time. To be eligible for a grant in the following year’s grant cycle, grantee organizations must submit the post-grant documentation on time. Application from these organizations may apply in later years; so long as the post grant documentation is provided by June 30th of the later year.