Grant Guidelines

The Ong Family Foundation will only fund U.S.-based Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. The primary geographic scope of coverage will be the Greater New York Metropolitan Area.

The Board of Trustees of the Foundation will meet annually to consider funding proposals.

The Foundation generally gives both one-year grants and multi-year grants of up to five years. A mandatory one-year hiatus takes effect once an agency has received five successive years of funding.

Grants generally range from $5,000 and up, but will not exceed $50,000 per year. However, the Foundation will entertain requests for renewal funding and grants in larger amounts for projects the foundation considers to be of extraordinary merit.

As a general policy, meetings between Foundation staff and applicants are arranged only if serious consideration of a grant proposal is anticipated. With limited resources and large numbers of grant requests, the Foundation is able to fund only a small portion of the worthwhile requests it receives.

The Foundation will consider grant proposals for:

  • Program specific activities
  • Program development projects
  • Capacity building
  • Capital projects

The Foundation will not fund:

  • Organizations without Section 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
  • Other foundations
  • Individuals
  • Non-U.S. organizations
  • Organizations which, in their constitution, bylaws or practices discriminate against persons or groups on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation or religious belief
  • Political or lobbying activities
  • Debt reduction