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The Stanley W. Metcalf And D. E. French Foundations

Our two independent, private foundations, created by noteworthy residents of historic Auburn, NY, are dedicated to making a positive impact right here in Cayuga County. For over 60 years, we’ve understood the importance of providing financial support to causes in our community, turning inspiring ideas into reality.

At The Stanley W. Metcalf and D. E. French Foundations, we believe in the power of collaboration and the transformative potential of local initiatives. Our collective missions are to support individuals and organizations in Cayuga County who are passionate about creating positive change in our community. We provide financial assistance to help turn innovative ideas into tangible projects that address pressing needs and make a lasting difference.

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Why choose us for your grant needs in Cayuga County?

Accessibility: We are committed to promoting inclusivity and making our grants accessible to a diverse range of individuals and organizations in Cayuga County. We welcome applications from all sectors, including education, healthcare, environment, and social services.

Empowerment: Our grants are not just about providing financial support. We aim to empower grant recipients in Cayuga County by fostering connections, offering mentorship opportunities, and providing resources to maximize the impact of their projects.

Community Impact: We prioritize projects in Cayuga County that have a measurable and sustainable impact on our local community. We seek to support initiatives that address critical challenges, enhance the quality of life, promote equality, and drive positive social change right here at home.

Transparent Process: Our grant application process is straightforward and transparent. We ensure fairness by evaluating proposals based on their merits, alignment with our mission, and potential for impact in Cayuga County. We are committed to keeping applicants in Cayuga County informed throughout the process.

Networking Opportunities: Becoming a grant recipient opens doors to a network of like-minded individuals and organizations in Cayuga County who are passionate about making a difference. Our community of grant recipients benefits from collaboration, shared resources, and the opportunity to learn from one another.

Ready to get started?

Whether you have an innovative project in mind or are part of an organization in Cayuga County seeking funding, we invite you to explore the possibilities and apply for our grant program. Together, we can create a brighter future for Cayuga County. Join us in our mission to drive positive change right here in Cayuga County. Apply for a grant today and let’s make a lasting impact, one project at a time!