Swift Foundation Grant

The Marion E. Kenworthy-Sarah H. Swift Foundation

Grant amount: US $5,000 - US $45,000

Next deadline: Oct 31, 2018

Later deadlines: Mar 31, 2019

Applicant type: Nonprofit Government Entity College / University

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

Location of project: Preferred: Counties in Connecticut: Fairfield County, Litchfield County, New Haven County, Counties in New Jersey: Bergen County, Essex County, Hudson County, Hunterdon County, Mercer County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Ocean County, Passaic County, Somerset County, Sussex County, Union County, Warren County, Counties in New York: Bronx County, Dutchess County, Kings County, Nassau County, New York County, Orange County, Putnam County, Queens County, Richmond County, Rockland County, Suffolk County, Ulster County, Westchester County, Counties in Pennsylvania: Carbon County, Lehigh County, Monroe County, Northampton County, Pike County Other eligible locations: United States

Location of residency: United States

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Swift Foundation Grant

The Marion E. Kenworthy-Sarah H. Swift Foundation was established by Dr. Kenworthy and her long time associate Sarah H. Swift, MSW, in 1962. Its purpose was and remains to advance mental and emotional health of young people under age 21 by making grants to support innovative programs that advance the mental health of young people through social work, psychiatry, preventive psychiatry and community mental health.

The Foundation emphasizes seed money for new programs as well as support for programs whose effectiveness is established. Research projects in the foundation’s area of interest are also accepted.

During their lifetimes Dr. Kenworthy and Ms. Swift sought to build bridges between psychiatry and social work with commitment to teamwork and collaboration among helping professions. In this spirit the foundation supports development and improvement of understanding in all mental health areas, including preventative psychiatry, that affect the welfare and emotional health of young people.

Funding Priorities

Funding priorities of the foundation, which may be modified from time to time, include but are not limited to:

  • Start up or seed money for projects in the Foundation’s area of interest.
  • Service proposals, particularly for replicable programs that involve needy populations of children and adolescents.
  • Research proposals that address important issues in the mental health and welfare of children and adolescents.
  • Advocacy proposals that show promise of having a policy impact in a given area of psychiatry, social work or child welfare.
  • Prevention or early intervention projects that address mental health issues or the emotional well being of children.
  • Building projects and drug prevention and treatment projects are not funded.

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  • Applications must meet the funding priorities of the Foundation.
  • Organizations must be incorporated nonprofits.
  • No more than one proposal from an organizational entity will be considered at any given time.
  • Organizations can receive funding only in three consecutive years.


  • No geographic restrictions are applied, but there is a preference for grants in the New York City tri-state area, particularly with regard to service projects where site visits may be deemed advisable


  • Applications from individuals are not considered.

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