The Grant Process

The foundation’s Board of Directors conducts one grant cycle per year. Grants can only be awarded to 501(c)(3) organizations that have been granted tax exempt status by the IRS. We will request the EIN of each applicant to verify eligibility. After all applications have been reviewed, we will typically award about 15 grants each year.

We cannot consider funding for:

  • Political lobbying, campaigns, or voter registration
  • Advertising or fundraising events
  • Endowments
  • Grants to individuals
  • Supporting organizations as described in Section 509 (a)(3)

We cannot consider funding:

  • Political lobbying, campaigns, or voter registration
  • Advertising or fundraising
  • Endowments
  • Grants to individuals
  • Supporting organizations as described in Section 509 (a)(3)

1. Initial Review

Letters of Introduction are accepted and screened throughout the year. Submissions deemed a good fit for our mission and geographic location are saved for review by the full board at our annual meeting. The deadline for consideration is February 1st. Letters received after February 1st will be held until the following year.

Letters of Introduction are accepted and screened throughout the year. Submissions deemed a good fit for our mission and geographic location are saved for review by the full board at our annual meeting. The deadline for consideration is February 1st. Letters received after February 1st will be held until the following year.

To encourage nonprofits to start the application process early a country road has the word START painted across the pavement
A woman views a grant application from the Reisert Foundation on her tablet

2. Invitation to Apply

After it’s initial review, the Board of Directors will select the top candidates and invite them to complete a formal application. These candidates will be notified in March and will be given until May 1st to submit a detailed proposal. Organizations not invited to apply will be notified separately.

2. Invitation to Apply

After it’s initial review, the Board of Directors will select the top candidates and invite them to complete a formal application. These candidates will be notified in March and will be given until May 1st to submit a detailed proposal. Organizations not invited to apply will be notified separately.

A woman views a grant application from the Reisert Foundation on her tablet

3. Final Selection

Applications from the top candidates will be reviewed in May. Site visits and additional follow-ups may also be conducted during this time. After a comprehensive review, the board will make it’s final determination and award all grants by the end of June.

Board of Directors select the top candidates to award a grant for education healthcare or housing
Grant recipients must complete interim and final reports about the use of grant funds

4. Evaluation & Follow Up

A summary report is required 12 months after the grant has been provided. The report will include the following (as applicable):
 

  • Current status of your project
  • How the funds were spent
  • The grant’s impact on your organization or its clients
  • How you evaluated your project
  • Whether you would replicate this project again
  • If yes, what you would do differently

4. Evaluation & Follow Up

A summary report is required 12 months after the grant has been provided. The report will include the following (as applicable):
 

  • Current status of your project
  • How the funds were spent
  • The grant’s impact on your organization or its clients
  • How you evaluated your project
  • Whether you would replicate this project again
  • If yes, what you would do differently
Grant recipients must complete interim and final reports about the use of grant funds

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monogram logo of Raymond J and Mary C Reisert Foundation

As a private foundation registered in New York, Raymond J. and Mary C. Reisert Foundation Inc. has been impacting lives since 2001.

Work We Fund

  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Housing
Areas We Serve

  • Eastern NC
  • Long Island, NY
  • Central Maine
  • Lower Tidewater, VA

monogram logo of Raymond J and Mary C Reisert Foundation

As a private foundation registered in New York, Raymond J. and Mary C. Reisert Foundation Inc. has been impacting lives since 2001.

Work We Fund

  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Housing
Areas We Serve

  • Eastern NC
  • Long Island, NY
  • Central Maine
  • Lower Tidewater, VA

monogram logo of Raymond J and Mary C Reisert Foundation

Work We Fund
Education
Healthcare
Housing

As a private foundation registered in New York, Raymond J. and Mary C. Reisert Foundation Inc. has been impacting lives since 2001.

Areas We Serve
Eastern NC
Long Island, NY
Central Maine
Lower Tidewater, VA

monogram logo of Raymond J and Mary C Reisert Foundation

As a private foundation registered in New York, Raymond J. and Mary C. Reisert Foundation Inc. has been impacting lives since 2001.

Work We Fund
Education
Healthcare
Housing

Areas We Serve
Eastern NC
Long Island, NY
Central Maine
Lower Tidewater, VA