The application submission window for grant cycle starting January 15, 2021 is now closed (as of 3/1/2021 at 2 pm Central Time). The trustees will now begin the process of reviewing the applications. We thank you all for your submissions, but primarily for the incredible work you do on behalf of others. We are always amazed and humbled in so many ways as we read through the applications! We hope to make our final decisions by the end of March and will alert those receiving a grant at that time. Thank you for letting us be a small part of the great work that you do!

The date of the next grant cycle has not yet been determined but is expected to be after May 2021. This website will be updated immediately once this decision is made.

The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation is a small family foundation dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people in need. We are honored and humbled to be able to provide funds to a small portion of the many non-profit organizations that are actually doing this work.  We are grateful for the many people working so hard to make a difference in the lives of people in need and we regret that we cannot fund every worthy project. We hope to work with as many of you as we can, but wish you all much success.

In its mission to make a difference in the lives of people in need, the Swett Foundation is seeking to provide the funding to non-profit organizations that will be pivotal to the organization's ability to expand, create new services or otherwise support people in need.

For those organizations seeking funding, the Swett Foundation recognizes that you have no time to waste submitting applications that have little or no probability of securing funding. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you follow all the steps outlined in the Grant Inquiry pages of this website. By doing so, you can quickly determine if your organization and project might be potential candidates for a grant and thus whether or not it would be worth your time to submit an application. We regret that we are unable to further pre-evaluate grant applications or discuss them ahead of time with you as it is only by reviewing the full application information that we will have a basis to determine how well your request matches the mission of the Foundation. If your grant is one of the top applicants best fitting our mission, we will contact you to obtain any further information we require for evaluation. Therefore we are unable to respond to pre-evaluation inquiries.

Grant amounts will be dependent upon the Foundation's financial status but generally do not usually exceed $50,000 unless in case of exceptional qualifications. 

For those organizations who have been contacted by a trustee of the Foundation and have been requested to submit an application, you may still want to read Step 1 to determine if your project has a suitable probability of funding or you may proceed directly to Step 2 to determine the information you will need to gather before submitting your application in Step 3. Step 4 involves the submission of the necessary financial records. We look forward to hearing from you!