2024 Grant Cycle 
If you're interested in applying for funding from us, first take a look at our grant guidelines to see if your project is one our foundation might support...  If so, we'd welcome your submission. 

The 2024 deadline for submissions is March 27. Make sure to follow our application instructions and 

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Grant Guidelines

In 1998, the Jerry Metcalf Foundation inaugurated its annual award program. Each spring, the Foundation awards around $50,000 to selected individuals and organizations. Most grants that have been awarded in our 25-year history have fallen between $1,000 and $5,000. The Foundation invites applications for the following purposes.

  • specific projects
  • buildings
  • assets and endowments
  • operation and administration costs
  • matching funds


The Foundation supports projects in these areas:

  • the visual, performing, and literary arts
  • historical research and preservation
  • environmental research and conservation
  • education and community health


Application Process & Timeline

We have honed our granting process to make it as efficient as possible. We've 


Submit an official application form(aka "the cover sheet") with a two-page letter of interest, which includes a narrative description of the project and a preliminary budget. Carefully follow these application instructions. If you do not, your proposal will not be reviewed. We plan to start accepting applications for our 2024 grant cycle in mid-January. Check back here for the grant deadline (it will probably be March 15) and an updated coversheet around the time. 

Awards Announcements 
The deadline for our 2024 grant cycle is March 27 and we hope to have our granting decisions made by mid-May. 
Final Grant Report Form 

All grantees are required to fill out this form by June 30, 2024 or when you have completed the project your JMF grant supported.