Application Process

The Sam Mazza Foundation presently accepts grant proposals by invitation only.  If a grant proposal is requested, your organization will be notified in December, and the completed proposal will be due May 1.  If the grant is approved, funds will be disbursed in June. 

At any point, the Sam Mazza Foundation may request additional information from an applicant. Board members may ask for a live presentation and a site visit both during the grant-making process and following the award of a grant.

The Sam Mazza Foundation’s board of directors makes each funding decision as a group. The volume of preliminary and formal proposals, as well as subjective considerations, preclude the foundation from critiquing unsuccessful applications.