Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation - General Grant

Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation

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Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $275,000

Fields of work: Environment Performing Arts Visual Arts STEM Education Art Education Art & Culture Greening & Beautification Green Infrastructure Parks & Public Spaces Diseases & Conditions Pancreatic Cancer News Media & Communications Show all

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Government Entity, Indigenous Group

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Research

Location of project: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts Show all

Location of residency: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts Show all

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About this funder:



  • The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation welcomes LOIs year-round from eligible organizations seeking funds for work that fits within our Foundation's mission and guidelines. 
  • Generally, we review unsolicited LOI through the end of November. Inquiries submitted between November 17th and December 31st may be held for consideration until the following year.
  • Organizations may submit a general LOI along with, or in the same year as, a P/Arts Program Grant Application but not more than one P/Arts Program LOI in a single calendar year.

The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation is a Florida-based private foundation focused on making grants to promote the arts, education and initiatives that seek to better our world utilizing nature and the sciences.

The Foundation was established in March, 2008. We make both program and operating grants in the Southeast and Northeast United States. 

Our Mission

The Foundation’s mission is to utilize its assets to assist any organization which seeks to promote the arts or create programs that not only inspire and engage, but also teach.

Our dream is that someday the arts will no longer be considered a school elective or an interest for the few, but as a necessity for living a full life and for the health of our hearts and minds. 

Through our partnerships in the community, we are utilizing the arts to harness its extraordinary power to inspire, raise educational outcomes for students, and enrich the overall quality of life in marginalized communities.

We believe that there is a great synergy in combining the talents of musicians, museum educators, nonprofit arts advocates, actors, teachers and writers. We believe that the arts, in all forms, have significant intrinsic societal value and can take on multiple roles in youth education for healthy brain and social development. 

In keeping with our mission, the Foundation values and will support organizations that are protecting and utilizing nature to enrich peoples’ lives through conservation and beautification. We believe that a healthy environment means a healthier population overall. 

Studies have shown that children benefit both mentally and physically from outdoor activity and clean air. We seek to continue to work with organizations which understand the value of our human connection with, and reliance on, a thriving and accessible green infrastructure.

We, as a charitable organization, are further interested in supporting health science and medical research. We understand that supporting cutting-edge technology and research are paramount in gaining important ground on treating and hopefully curing all forms of cancers and diseases. We are specifically interested in supporting research in the treatment and cure of pancreatic and other forms of high-mortality illnesses that have lagged in funding and medical advancement. 

Current Programs

  • Performing Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Medical Research
  • Science and STEM
  • Environment
  • Art Education
  • Community

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Your organization must be an IRS-registered, tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization with a non-private foundation status of 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2)?
  • The goal or intent of the purpose of the inquiry must align with our Foundation's mission?
  • Your organization must serve residents located in the geographic regions that we are currently active in or have been in the past
  • Your request must be for general operating or program support rather than special events (e.g., dinner tables, galas), endowments or an individual.


  • Organizations who have submitted a letter of inquiry in the past 12 months or who have been denied in the past 24 months are not eligible to submit another letter of inquiry.
  • Our Foundation's grant award period is 12 months from the date of your last grant award letter. Please wait a full 10 months before submitting a letter of inquiry for a subsequent grant. The grant award period must lapse before a new grant award can be made.
  • Our Foundation does not make grants to individuals, political organizations, lobbying groups, fraternal, foreign, and/or civic organizations or other private trusts/foundations.


This page was last reviewed February 19, 2021 and last updated February 19, 2021