The Philip L. Van Every Foundation is accepting new Letters of Inquiry through August 10, 2024.

The Philip L. Van Every Foundation is dedicated to supporting organizations in North and South Carolina which align with our mission and support our areas of focus. The Foundation only awards grants to established organizations which are classified as a public charity and qualified under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. If your organization is not described under this IRS Code, then you are not eligible to apply for funding from the Van Every Foundation. The Foundation does not make loans or grants to individuals, political organizations and does not provide support for conferences, meetings or fellowships etc.

Areas of Focus
North and South Carolina are the Foundation’s primary regions of interest. Education, Human/Community Service, Healthcare/Rehabilitation and Arts/Culture/History are our main areas of focus and receive more than 90 percent of our funding. A very limited portion of our funding supports organizations that fall outside these parameters. The Foundation's preference is to provide funding for special projects and capital needs. Operating funds, including salaries, are outside the Foundation's area of interest.

How to Apply
Qualified organizations which meet the Foundation’s grant making guidelines are invited to submit a "letter of inquiry" through our online grants portal. Logon instructions will be provided once your click on the site. After review of your inquiry, you will be notified if we believe that your organization is a good match for funding from the Foundation. Initial interest from the Foundation does not indicate that you will be invited to apply for funding. In order to be considered, you must complete the form in its entirety.

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Review and Notification
The Van Every Foundation Board of Directors meet quarterly during the months of March, June, September and December. Letters of inquiry and full grant requests are reviewed at that time. If your organization submitted a letter of inquiry and it was approved, then you will be invited to submit a full grant application through the Foundation's online grants portal. An email notification will be sent to the applicant on file regarding next steps. Please do not contact the Foundation regarding the status of your application. A request for a formal grant proposal does not guarantee funding from the Foundation.

Grant Decisions
Notification of grant decisions will be sent to the applicant within four weeks after a scheduled Board meeting.

Final Reports
If your organization has been awarded a grant, the Van Every Foundation will require a final "follow-up" report, which will show up on your dashboard of the Foundation’s online grants portal. If your funds have not been fully utilized, the Foundation may request an explanation and plan to expend the funding.