Grant Giving Guidelines & Eligibility

In order for an organization to be eligible to receive funding from The Wright Family Foundation, it must meet the following criteria:

  • The requesting organization must be designated by the Internal Revenue Code as a tax-exempt organization [501(c)(3), 501(a), or 501(c)(4)], and must provide a copy of its IRS tax exemption letter/certificate at the time of application.

  • The requesting organization must be located in one of the counties where SI Group, Inc., maintains facilities in North America, namely:
    • Schenectady County, New York;
    • Brazoria County, Texas;
    • Cocke County, Tennessee; and
    • Orangeburg County, South Carolina.

    Or, if the requesting organization is located outside these geographic areas, it must substantiate it has a major impact on the citizens who live in these counties.

  • The requesting organization must seek funding that falls within the foundation's main areas of focus, namely: neighborhood revitalization, jobs & career support, and/or education. Funding requests that support social needs will also be considered.

  • Grant requests must be a minimum of $1,000.

  • After an organization receives a grant, it must submit a Grant Report Form upon completion of its project before it can be considered for additional funding.

  • Applicants must also wait three years from the previous grant approval date before being eligible to reapply for additional funding.

  • The foundation does not provide grants to religious organizations; however outreach projects and programs sponsored by religious organizations may be considered if they fall within the parameters of the foundation's main focus areas.