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In 2015 the C. Louis Meyer Family Foundation will begin only accepting
applications from previously funded organizations.

The C. Louis Meyer Family Foundation and staff carefully monitor the needs of our grantee organizations
as well as the general needs in the communities we support. Although we would like to continue to
consider funding proposals from new organizations and new programs, we have determined that for now
it is important for us to continue to focus on supporting the work of those organizations we have funded
for many years. Past funding, although providing eligibility to apply, is no guarantee of future funding
and organizations are asked to limit their request to $5,000 and under unless otherwise directed.

Our Board of Directors will re-visit the funding guidelines regularly, and when any changes
are made, the website will be updated accordingly.

C. Louis Meyer Family Foundation Guidelines

The C. Louis Meyer Family Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations - classified by the Internal Revenue Service Code as 501c3 - that provide services in the areas of Education, Community and Civic Affairs, Health, the Arts, Religion and our Youth.

Grants will tend to be made to smaller organizations located in areas where our trustees reside which include but are not limited to the Sandhills area of North Carolina, South Carolina and the Greater Chicago-land area.

Grants are made for specific programs and projects as well as capital needs. Financial support is usually dispersed in smaller donations to various organizations instead of large donations to just a few.

In general, we do not support

Political activities or lobbying
Ads in charitable publications
Purchase of special event tickets
Seed money for new business.
Start-up organizations

A solicited application is necessary at this time. Unsolicited applications will currently not be considered.

We prefer online applications which may be started anytime from January through October 31st. Online applications must be submitted by October 31st to be considered. If an online application is not feasible a paper application may be downloaded.
The Foundation will also accept the Chicago Area Grant Application available from the Donors Forum of Chicago.

Paper applications are only accepted beginning August 1st and must be postmarked no later than October 31st
to be considered.

Proposals should be addressed to Carol Barrett, Foundation Administrator.

Send one copy only, and please include the following:

Documentation of Federal tax exempt status
Summary of need and intended use of funds.
History of organization
List of Board of Directors
Annual report if available
Last financial statement
List of principal contributors and dollar amounts

Applications are considered and decided upon during the Foundation's annual meeting the first of each year. Decision letters will be mailed out the end of March or the beginning of April.

C. Louis Meyer Family Foundation
3180 Ronan Dr.
Lake in the Hills, IL 60156



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