When a public charity receives a large grant from a single private source – such as an individual, business or private foundation (i.e., Windgate Foundation) – and not from public charities or government, a large grant could bring your public support calculation below the required minimum and “tip” the organization out of public charity status with the IRS.
The foundation only awards grants to non-profit public charities in the United States. The Board prefers projects of its own initiative, rather than funding unsolicited grants. Matching or challenge fund requests are considered favorably. In general, the Board prefers program support over capital funds.
Requests should not be made for:
While the foundation will consider multi-year grant support, the project should not solely rely upon Windgate grants for continuation. The project should either conclude at the end of the grant period or show a reasonable plan for moving to self-sufficiency.
Supporting contemporary craft & visual arts since 1993, Windgate Foundation provides grants in the following areas: