Decisions and Deadlines
As of June 2013, the
Board is not accepting unsolicited applications, but has decided to
focus on multi-year commitments to several of our existing grantees.
We accept only applications
and letters of inquiry submitted using our
We will not respond to inquiries sent by mail.
Letters of intent should be
concise. We just need to know enough to invite you to a full
Please be careful to select the
correct application type for your proposal. If you're not sure,
The application deadline is
midnight of the stated date, even if it is a weekend or holiday.
Late applications can be included in the next cycle.
Multi-year commitments are available
in a few cases, where appropriate.
The J. R .Albert Foundation has the
following funding priorities:
We support organizations doing work in
Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri, or Kansas.
Work to improve access to fresh
foods in disadvantaged areas, by addressing food systems, food
distribution, community gardens, and local
and sustainable agriculture.
Programs educating at-risk
populations on nutritional practices and wellness. We give
precedence to programs aimed at children and youth.
We give high priority to programs
dealing with the epidemic of obesity, particularly childhood obesity.
Training of educators, physicians and other
mentors to aid in distribution of health and nutrition information.
Providing food to those in need;
food bank assistance grants are generally only made to larger
regional food banks.
As of the first cycle of 2012,
we are temporarily suspending funding for university research while
we reassess our guidelines related to those projects.
We do not fund
Programs outside our geographic
area, or those with political affiliations.
don't in general fund conferences, seminars, forums, summits, or think-tanks.
Private school tuition.
Religious institution operating
costs, but do consider programs run by those institutions that meet
Museum or art exhibits