The Charles H. Stout Foundation

Foundation Policies

  • Grants shall be made only to organizations which have been granted federal tax-exempt status under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

  • Preference is given to organizations that have low administrative and overhead costs so that the majority of the funds will apply to the primary need. Grant requests to fund capital improvements for such organizations will also be considered.

  • Preference will be given to organizations in geographic localities where one or more members of the Foundation either reside or visit frequently in order that the utilization of funds can be more easily monitored.

  • The Foundation intends to remain flexible in the granting of funds from year to year. Consequently, pledge, annual or continuing grants will be made only in unusual circumstances.

The following will not be considered:

  • Applications from institutions that do not have tax-exempt status from the Federal government and applicable state government.

  • Applications from organizations which unfairly discriminate against race, ethnic origin, sex or creed.

  • Applications for direct or indirect loans to individuals or organizations.

  • Applications that do not comply with the Foundation's stated Application and Procedure requirements.