Proposals for the following are rarely approved:

  • Annual appeals, dinner events, and direct mail solicitations
  • Arts, music, or theater
  • Building funds, capital campaigns, or renovations
  • Equipment, including computers and biomedical devices
  • Endowments or general operating funds
  • Government or quasi-government entities, including public schools
  • Individual financial assistance or scholarships
  • International projects
  • Multi-year grants
  • Political causes, candidates, campaigns, or direct lobbying
  • Organizations lacking tax-exempt status