Griffin Family Charitable Foundation Grant

Griffin Family Charitable Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Next anticipated deadline: Mar 15, 2020 3:00pm PDT

Later anticipated deadlines: Aug 30, 2020 3:00pm PDT

Applicant type: Nonprofit

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

Location of project: Counties in Missouri: Audrain County, Montgomery County

Location of residency: United States

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Griffin Family Charitable Foundation Grant

The Griffin Family Foundation, Inc. based in Mexico, Missouri is a charitable foundation funded primarily by the efforts of Dr. Fred Griffin. Dr. Griffin did not come from a wealthy family. He worked sixty hour weeks, 52 weeks a year tending to the medical needs of the residents of Audrain and Montgomery Counties. When he was two years old, a tornado hit the family farm house killing his entire family. Dr. Griffin was found a half mile away lying in a field and was then raised in Audrain County by his aunt and uncle.

When Dr. Griffin died, he left his estate to his only daughter, Anna Margaret Griffin. Miss Griffin was a teacher in Mexico Public Schools for many years. She taught Home Economics to include cooking, sewing, cleaning, household maintenance, and managing a household budget, valuable lessons for any individual.

Miss Griffin preserved her father’s legacy by founding the Griffin Family Foundation, Inc. to provide funding for college scholarships and grants for religious, charitable, scientific and literary purposes in Audrain and Montgomery Counties. Since its inception in 1998, the Foundation has awarded grants and scholarships totaling over $1 million.

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  • The Foundation considers grant applications only from public charities as defined under the Internal Revenue Code and application regulations.
  • An applicant must have obtained a 501(c)(3) determination letter prior to submitting an application and must include a copy with this application.
  • If the applicant is not required to have obtained a 501(c)(3) letter, it must provide a copy of an IRS letter or a legal opinion certifying that the applicant is a public charity as described in section 509(a) (1), (2) or (3).