Seymour Fox Foundation Grant

The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

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

Location of project: Preferred: Counties in New York: Albany County, Rensselaer County Other eligible locations: New York

Location of residency: Preferred: Counties in New York: Albany County, Rensselaer County Other eligible locations: New York

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NOTE: Grant applications are accepted throughout the year. Application review and funding decisions occur at three Board of Director meetings (Spring, Summer and Fall).  

Applications should be received well in advance of Foundation BOD meetings in order to be placed on the meeting agenda. Please contact the Foundation to confirm scheduled meeting dates. Last-minute applications (e.g., less than two weeks before a scheduled meeting) may be considered, at the discretion of the Foundation, if compelling reasons support the request.  

About the Foundation

Seymour Fox was born on May 12, 1925 and passed away at the age of 84 on January 13, 2010. For over 50 years, he was an attorney dedicated to serving generations of families in and around the City of Troy, New York. Well known in his professional role as a trial lawyer, his private passion was to make the world a better place for those who needed help. In his last will and testament, he made a charitable bequest with the direction that the money be used to support institutions and organizations engaged in charitable acts, scientific work and educational activities that exemplify the life, work, and spirit of justice for which he strove during his lifetime. 

The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation, Inc. was formed in 2012 to carry forward Mr. Fox’s directions. As a private 501(c)(3) charitable foundation, we provide funding to public charities. We hope that through collaboration with the right organizations, we can help, person by person, to make the world a better place for those in need.

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


  • The Fox Foundation awards grants to not-for-profit community organizations that strive to enhance the lives of families, children and companion animals.
  • Our awards are used to target homelessness, hunger, literacy, education, family values and animal welfare.
  • All grant applications from 501(c)(3) organizations will be reviewed, but the Foundation is focused primarily on providing support for initiatives that benefit people and animals in need in the greater Capital Region.


  • Programs that directly impact underprivileged and challenged children, students and families are preferred.