Sidgmore Family Foundation

Sidgmore Family Foundation

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Grant amount: US $2,000 - US $30,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Nonprofit

Funding uses: Education / Outreach, Research, Applied Project / Program

Location of project: United States

Location of residency: Preferred: District of Columbia, Counties in Maryland: Calvert County, Charles County, Frederick County, Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Counties in Virginia: Alexandria city, Arlington County, Clarke County, Culpeper County, Fairfax County, Fairfax city, Falls Church city, Fauquier County, Frederick County, Fredericksburg city, Loudoun County, Manassas Park city, Manassas city, Prince William County, Rappahannock County, Spotsylvania County, Stafford County, Warren County Other eligible locations: United States

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The Sidgmore Family Foundation honors the legacy of John W. Sidgmore by taking a proactive approach to helping others succeed. It is our desire to use our resources to find creative and innovative solutions so that people may achieve their full potential and become responsible, healthy and productive members of society.

Sidgmore focuses its disease related grantmaking on the fields of audiology and cardiology. The foundation says it aims to “to find creative and innovative solutions so that people may achieve their full potential and become responsible, healthy and productive members of society.” While that mission is pretty broad, Sidgmore homes in on advancing knowledge and conducting research in the fields of audiology and cardiology.

Funding Priorities

In recognition that an impoverished environment limits the possibilities for people to develop and thrive, we are particularly interested in funding organizations that… 

Improve the quality of education and teacher training.

Further the advancement of knowledge in the field of medicine with a special emphasis on hearing and cardiology.

Utilize entrepreneurial skills to explore and develop creative, scalable, and sustainable solutions to critical social problems.

Types of Grant Awards

Awards to organizations that have a clear, replicable plan for success, measured sustainable results, and high approval ratings from charity evaluator organizations, such as Charity Navigator.

Multi-year grants that can sustain a program or project.

DC Capital Fund Awards – Grants to organizations that provide support and services to those in our nation’s capital and have been approved for inclusion in the Greater Washington Catalogue for Philanthropy.

Sidgmore Foundation grant amounts vary widely, from around $2,000 on the low end to $300,000 on the high end, tending to favor organizations located in the metro D.C. area, including parts of Maryland and Virginia. However, the foundation does award some grants outside this region, typically to larger outfits.

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


  • Nonprofit charitable organizations that are exempt from federal taxes under section 501(c) (3) of the IRS Revenue Code can apply for grant.


  • The Sidgmore Family Foundation does not make grants to individuals, national health organizations, government agencies, or political and public policy advocacy groups.