Longwood Foundation Grant Cycles

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Next deadline: Mar 1, 2021 8:59pm PST

Later deadlines: Jun 5, 2021 8:59pm PDT, Sep 1, 2021 8:59pm PDT

Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Fields of work: Human & Social Services

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: General Operating Expense, Project / Program

Location of project: Delaware, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Location of residency: Delaware, Chester County, Pennsylvania

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NOTE: Grant guidelines and application will be released on the website on May 20th.

The Longwood Foundation is committed to being responsive to the needs of our community and nonprofit organizations. An unprecedented additional summer grant cycle is being offered to get COVID-informed funding out to the community sooner than the planned fall grant cycle. 

Application Process

The Longwood Foundation typically operates two grant cycles per year, with proposal deadlines of March 1 and September 1.

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, an additional summer grant cycle has been added, with a deadline of June 5. When preparing for a proposal, please review the other pages on the website to view the Foundation’s values, FAQs for the summer cycle, and information on the summer & fall 2020 grant life cycles. 

In light of the anticipated demand, there will be no preparatory meetings ahead of the summer or fall grant cycles. However, we have created a special inbox where you can send questions: [email protected] We will prioritize answering these questions quickly as you prepare your grant requests. Questions sent to a Longwood team member’s personal email may not be returned as quickly as those submitted to this address.

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


  • The Longwood Foundation accepts grant requests from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations located in and/or benefiting the residents, environment, or culture of the state of Delaware and within a four-mile radius of Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
  • If you are eligible for a grant request with us in the fall of 2020, you are eligible for either the summer or fall cycle this year (or any cycle after that).
  • Organizations that have previously applied are asked not to re-approach the Longwood Foundation with a funding request within two years of a previous request, regardless of whether the proposal was approved or declined.
    • Therefore, if you are not eligible for the fall of 2020 because of a past grant request, then your past grant agreement or declination letter governs when you can return to Longwood for another request.


This page was last reviewed September 04, 2020 and last updated September 04, 2020