Grant Guidelines

Funding Limits

  • Hillsborough County, Florida  ONLY
  • Organization must be a 501 © 3 tax exempt, non-profit
  • Organizations which provide programs focusing on the educational achievement of children and  youth in low-income neighborhoods may submit a one page letter of intent for consideration. Applications are issued only upon invitation by the Grant Committee based on review of the letters of inquiry.

types of organizations supported

The Conn Memorial Foundation supports nonprofit educational and social service programs that serve children and youth in Hillsborough County. The Foundation does not support Individuals, Political Campaigns / Lobbying, or Health/Medical-related organizations.

At Risk

The Conn Memorial Foundation defines “at-risk” as children and families that are economically and environmentally disadvantaged.  The majority of our funded population is at risk.

  • Children 0-12
  • Youth 13-17 
  • Young Adult 18-25
  • Adult 18+

Economically Disadvantaged

In Hillsborough County, many organizations use the criteria of free and reduced lunch at school to segment their population economically. The Foundation has chosen to use these criteria as well in an effort to simplify segmentation of our target population.