Merancas Foundation Grants
Merancas FoundationSuggest an update
Next deadline: Aug 15, 2020
Later deadlines: Feb 15, 2021
Grant amount: US $2,000 - US $200,000
Fields of work: Economic Services & Development Education - K through 12 Environmental Education Education - Preschool / Early Learning Health & Medicine Workforce Preparation & Job Readiness Human & Social Services Community/Public Safety Show all
Applicant type: Nonprofit
Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Project / Program, General Operating Expense
Location of project: Preferred: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Other eligible locations: Counties in Georgia: DeKalb County, Fulton County, Mercer County, New Jersey, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Location of residency: Preferred: Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Other eligible locations: Counties in Georgia: DeKalb County, Fulton County, Mercer County, New Jersey, Mecklenburg County, North CarolinaView website Save
Note: All new applicants may submit an informational overview. If approved, new applicants will receive an access code for use in submitting a grant request by the deadline above.
Anke and Casey Mermans founded The Merancas Foundation in 1989. Originally from the Netherlands, the couple moved to Charlotte, NC in the late 1960's as part of a business venture to start the photography company PCA International. Desiring to give back to the community where they established their roots, The Merancas Foundation was founded to provide support to non-profits that help those less fortunate. Since its inception the Foundation has provided over 150 non-profits with funding and support.
The Merancas Foundation seeks to support non-profit organizations that provide the vital safety nets to our at risk community (food, shelter, safety, health); improve academic achievement for children; and enable economic independence for adults.
The Foundation's geographic focus is the Charlotte, NC region. However, we also serve some organizations in the Metro Atlanta, GA and the Greater Princeton, NJ areas.
You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.
- Grants are only made to qualified tax-exempt non-profits under section 501c3 of the IRS code.
- No grants will be awarded to support religion, politics, or the arts.
- The Foundation does realize that notable charitable work is done by many religious organizations and therefore will support their specific programs that fall within our scope of initiatives, provided they do not serve as a vehicle to promote their religious beliefs.
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