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The John F. and Mary A. Geisse Foundation prefers to fund:

  • established rather than young organizations

  • organizations with low overhead and efficient fundraising

  • programs with proven success rather than new or experimental programs

  • development rather than relief

  • organizations that come to us through a referral

  • organizations with lasting and sustainable results

  • organizations specialized in their field or funding request

The Foundation does not:

  • make grants to individuals or award scholarships

  • fund research projects

  • fund in the areas of art or culture

  • give to endowment or capital campaigns

  • respond to mass mailings

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