George Maier Fund

American Killifish Association

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Grant amount: Up to US $7,500

Anticipated deadline: Jan 15, 2020

Applicant type: Organizations Individuals

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Anywhere in the world

Location of residency: United States

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Overview:

George Maier Fund

The purpose of the George Maier Fund is to provide grants for scientific research and associated activities that enhance the knowledge of killifish, especially as applied to their reproduction, life cycle, maintenance, nutritional requirements and food sources, biology, ecology, habitat, conservation, nomenclature and biological relationships.

The Fund was initiated several years ago by the American Killifish Association to honor the memory of George Maier, not only a warm and a wonderful man who helped untold numbers of killifish hobbyists, but also a founding member of both the American Killifish Association and the Chicago Killifish Association, the oldest affiliate club in the U.S.

Originally a committee within the American Killifish Association, the George Maier Fund was re-established as of March 5, 2010 as a separate tax exempt public charity, US-IRS Code 501(c)(3), making all donations from that date tax deductible.

The A.K.A. and the Fund are designated as organizations with a special relationship wherein they operate in a coordinated manner with respect to facilities, programs or related activities. As such, the A.K.A. continues to provide assistance in all aspects of the Fund’s activities and to actively solicit funds and facilitate donations through this website.

The tax exempt status also makes the Fund eligible for grants and donations from other tax exempt entities, greatly expanding the potential to solicit funds.

Grant Details

Total Available Funding: Up to $7,500

Length of Project Period: May be up to 2 years

Eligible Projects: Proposals must directly enhance the knowledge of killifish, especially as applied to one or more of the following; reproduction, life cycle, maintenance, nutritional requirements and food sources, biology, ecology, habitat, conservation, nomenclatural and biological relationships.

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

Eligibility:

  • All individuals other than legal relatives of Maier Fund officers, board or grant committee members are eligible to receive grants regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religious affiliation or membership in any particular group, association or other entity. 

  • The applicant does not have to be a member of the American Killifish Association or any organization to be eligible for a grant.

  • Any organization whose activities are compatible with and supportive of the stated purposes of the Fund are also eligible to receive grants unless they are a direct employers or have a consulting relationship with any Fund officer, board member or grant committee member.

Ineligibility:

  • Because the Fund is formed exclusively for scientific research and associated activities within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, it cannot provide educational grants, scholarships, fellowships, educational Loans or other educational grants to individuals or organizations.
  • Grant proposals will not be accepted:
    • From any individual or organization defined above when the proposal is for individual, group or personal scholarships, fellowships, and educational loans to attend an educational institution as set forth in Revenue Procedures 76-47, 1976-2 C.B. 670, and 80-39, 1980-2 C.B. 772.
    • From any individual or organization defined above when the proposal involves the carrying on of propaganda, influencing or intervention in legislation, or the publishing or distribution of statements on behalf of or in opposition to any political party, or any candidate for public office.