Gorman Foundation Grants

Gorman Foundation

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Grant amount: US $100 - US $100,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, General Operating Expense, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: Madison County, New York

Location of residency: United States

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Gorman Foundation Grants

Established with a generous bequest in 2003, The Gorman Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of life for present and future generations and serves as the living legacy of Owen T. Gorman, Catherine “Kay” Cummings Gorman and Alice M. Gorman.

We award grants to organizations that are within our geographic focus and areas of interest. Organizations must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code and cannot be classified as private foundations under Section 509(a) of the Code. In select cases, we may consider support for special projects sponsored by governmental entities. 

Geographic Focus

Our primary geographic focus is Madison County (NY), but our efforts have also benefited various communities all over the world. 

Areas of Interest

Social Welfare

Programs and services designed to help people in need gain access to healthcare, education, food, and shelter 

Community Education & Enhancement 

Educational or recreational outreach programs, musical performances, or historical preservation efforts. 

The Environment 

Efforts to support local farming, preserve wildlife or rehabilitate animals.

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


  • Grants are awarded to selected non-profit, IRS 501(c)(3) charitable organizations that agree to abide by the Foundation’s policy on non-discrimination.


  • The Gorman Foundation will not award grant support to organizations that, in their constitution, bylaws or practices, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of age, race, national origin, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, or religious belief.
    • Grantees may target services to a particular population when the targeted groups require specialized programs to meet specific needs not shared by the general population.
  • We do not award grants to individuals; debt reduction drives; or for lobbying activities as defined by the Internal Revenue Service.