DeMatteis Family Foundation Grant

The DeMatteis Family Foundation

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Grant amount: US $20,000 - US $9,500,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Behavioral, Biomedical, Education / Outreach, Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: Counties in Connecticut: Fairfield County, Litchfield County, New Haven County, Counties in New Jersey: Bergen County, Essex County Show all

Location of residency: United States

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About this funder:



DeMatteis Family Foundation

The DeMatteis Family Foundation was formed in 2001 by Frederick DeMatteis, Chairman of the DeMatteis Organizations, and his wife, Nancy DeMatteis. During his lifetime, Frederick DeMatteis was an exemplary supporter of numerous charities and causes to help those less fortunate and in need. In sharing his success he gave unselfishly of his time and personal talents, in addition to his financial support.

So too has Nancy DeMatteis been an active and engaged supporter of a significant number of charities. This Foundation, then, is an outgrowth of that spirit of giving and a way for the DeMatteis family to continue the legacy of good works so effectively initiated by the Founders. The Foundation is purposely named for the family. The four DeMatteis children, along with NancyDeMatteis, serve on the Foundation Board.

Mission of the Foundation

The Mission of the DeMatteis Family Foundation is to make life better by serving human needs through support to institutions involved in:

  • Education 
  • Health and Human Services
  • Medical Research
  • Social Services
  • The Arts

...with a primary emphasis on the New York Metropolitan area.

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


  • The DeMatteis Family Foundation makes grants only to private, publicly supported, not-for-profit, approved 501(c)3 tax-exempt agencies, institutions, and organizations.
  • The Foundation makes grants to eligible institutions whose mission involves:
    • Education
    • Health and Human Services
    • Medical Research
    • Social Services
    • The Arts with a focus on the New York Metropolitan area.
  • In general, grants are restricted and may be made for projects and programs that enable the applicant to enhance its mission of serving the needs of the community. These projects include:
    • Facilities construction, expansion, renovation.
    • Acquisition of capital equipment.
    • Scientific/Medical research.
    • Projects and programs that enable the applicant to expand its mission through new or expanded programs to reach a greater segment of the community served.
    • Capital campaigns must be project oriented.
  • In general, most grants are made to cover projects that can be accomplished within one year. For construction and longer duration projects, grants may be structured to conform to identified milestones. For major projects, the payment of the grant may be over a number of years.


  • In general, the Foundation does not support grants for the following:
    • To cover operating deficits.
    • General operating support.
    • Endowments.
    • Loans, or financing of any kind.
    • Annual appeals, dinner functions and other special fund raising events.
    • Unrestricted funds.
  • In order to encourage applicants to broaden their base of support, the Foundation will generally not consider grant requests if the Foundation represents majority support for the project/program. Evidence of significant support from other donors must be submitted with the completed application.
  • The Foundation will not consider additional applications from the same organization until there is evidence of successful utilization of the original grant, and a reasonable period of time has elapsed between grant requests. This enables the Foundation to broaden its impact.