Merancas Foundation Grants

Merancas Foundation


Grant amount: US $2,000 - US $200,000

Next deadline: Aug 15, 2018

Later deadlines: Feb 15, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Applied 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 Carolina

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Overview:

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.

History

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.

Mission

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.

Eligibility:

  • Grants are only made to qualified tax-exempt non-profits under section 501c3 of the IRS code.

Ineligibility:

  • 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.