Application Guidelines for Grant Seekers

Please read carefully; only inquiries and proposals submitted in accordance with these guidelines will be reviewed.

The Ambrose Monell Foundation funds only those organizations that are qualified
to receive charitable grants under the United States Internal Revenue Code and
applicable regulations.

The Foundation does not make grants to individuals.

In order to ascertain if your organization and its proposed project or program fit
within the Foundation's guidelines, kindly submit a letter of inquiry (LOI).

LOIs may be submitted at any time during the year and are reviewed on a
continuous basis (there are no deadlines for LOIs). LOIs should not be more
than three pages long and should include the following:

  • The name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number for the organization, and for the primary contact person for the request;

  • The mission and a brief background statement about the organization;

  • The use to which the funds will be put;

  • The amount to be requested.

  • Please be advised that the Foundation does not provide updates or status
    reports for LOIs. If you would like confirmation of receipt of the LOI, please
    submit your LOI by certified mail return receipt requested; or by private courier
    who can confirm delivery. You may also send your LOI with a self-addressed
    stamped envelope to be returned by the Foundation upon receipt of your submission.

    The review process for LOIs takes approximately 4-6 weeks. Applicants will be
    contacted by the Foundation only if the LOI receives a favorable response. At
    that time, the Foundation will request a detailed proposal and, if helpful, schedule
    a meeting with the prospective grantee. Proposals are to be submitted only upon
    invitation; unsolicited proposals will not be reviewed.

    We do not require proposals to be in a specific format. The proposal should

  • The name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number for the organization, and for the primary contact person for the request;

  • A fuller description of the organization, including a brief history and its mission;

  • The use to which the funds will be put. If not seeking funding for general
    operating purposes, include a summary of the project or program for
    which you are seeking funding;

  • The amount requested

  • The time when the funds will be needed;

  • Current financial statements.

  • Proposals are reviewed by the Board of Directors twice a year, once in June and
    once in December. In order to be reviewed in June, proposals should be
    received by April 30th and to be reviewed in December, by October 31st.

    LOIs and proposals should be sent to:

    Ambrose K. Monell, President
    The Ambrose Monell Foundation
    c/o Fulton, Rowe & Hart
    One Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 301
    New York, NY 10020-2002

    Alternatively, they may be sent by electronic mail to:


    The Ambrose Monell Foundation