Application Procedures

Selection Criteria for All Programs:

  • Evidence of strong and visionary leadership
  • Development of new initiatives that are replicable (good models) and sustainable (long term impact)
  • Creation of new ways to address existing critical issues
  • Interest in building connections and creative partnerships
  • Desire to improve and enrich lives of individuals (rather than capital improvements)
  • Original, unusual, dynamic and focused proposals

Proposals should include:

  • Background information on organizational history, structure, general finances, board and staff
  • Detailed description of proposed project with goals and objectives, target audience/participants,organizational structure, timelines, sites, impact and sustainability, and evaluation plans
  • Financial information, which should include:
    • most recent audited financial report on organization;
    • budget vs. actual income and expenses for current year to date;
    • projected organization budget for next year;
    • program budget for each year of funding request with indication of total program cost and allocation of Kornfeld grant request;
    • copy of 501(c)(3) determination letter;
    • first page of most recent IRS Form 990.

The Foundation reviews proposals in three sessions as follows:

Proposal Deadline Board Review Grant Year
March 15 Spring meeting Fiscal Year
(July 1 – June 30)
July 15 Fall meeting * School Year
(September 1 – August 31)
November 15 Winter meeting * Calendar Year
(January 1 – December 31)
* Note: Grants approved at these meetings will be for slightly retroactive grant years.

Proposals may be submitted to:

Ms. Bobye G. List, Executive Director
The Emily Davie and Joseph S. Kornfeld Foundation
41 Schermerhorn Street, Suite 208
Brooklyn, NY 11201