This web site provides background on the Valentine Perry Snyder Fund. In her will, Mrs. Sheba Torbert Snyder made provisions to establish the Valentine Perry Snyder Fund in honor of her late husband. Upon Mrs. Snyder’s death in 1942, the Fund was established.

Funding Interests:

Youth, human services, job training, and public affairs

Geographic Focus:

New York City


No grants are made to individuals or for research, scholarships or fellowships, matching gifts or loans.


Organizations must have annual budgets under $1 million. Organizations must be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as public charities and tax-exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

A minimum of three years must elapse between successful grant applications.

Grant Cycle:

The Valentine Perry Snyder Fund operates on an annual cycle. The annual deadline for receiving proposals is September 1st. Please do not submit proposals earlier than July 15th. Proposals are reviewed during the fall with grant decisions made in December.

Type of Support:

General operating and capacity building support

JPMorgan Chase Relationship:

Sole Trustee