Overview Eligibility Guidelines Application


Grantmaking Guidelines

It is the general policy of the Cushman Foundation to support charities that do not receive national funding. Smaller grants are awarded to reach more people in the community.
The major areas of focus are:   The Foundation does NOT generally support:
• Aid to seniors
• Children in need
• Under-funded children education programs
• Food insecurity
• Homelessness
• Improving health and well being
• Low income families
• Military and veterans' assistance programs
• People with disabilities
• Support for victims of domestic violence
• Human trafficking
  • Animal welfare
• Athletic events or programs
• Capital campaigns and endowments
• Fund-raising events
• Galas
• General operating expenses
• Individual personal endeavors
• Non-educational arts programs
• Political activities
• Religious institutions
• Social events
• Technology or research