Ralph & Eileen Swett Foundation

Mission: To Make a Difference

The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation is a small family foundation dedicated to making a difference in the lives of people in need.

The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation is currently exploring a new way to accomplish this mission, therefore, the Swett Foundation is not accepting any grant requests in the fiscal year starting May 2021 through the end of April 2022. [In May 2022, this website will be updated to reflect any possible changes in this policy for the fiscal year starting in May 2022. This announcement will be made solely through this website].

If you arrived at this webpage in search of funding on behalf of a charitable organization, we share your regret that we will not be able to provide your funding at this time since we are not currently accepting grant requests. This was a hard, but necessary decision. During this past grant cycle especially, we were so overwhelmed with applications that each applicant's percent possibility of funding became unacceptably low. We realized that, at this extreme level of submissions, applicants would be better served by expending their efforts in pursuing more fruitful sources of funding. We do not want to waste your time nor raise false hopes, therefore the Foundation is pursuing a different direction to fulfill its mission. We are humbled by those such as yourself who work so hard to help people in need and we hope you will accept our continued wishes for your every success.

If you arrived at this webpage in search of funding on behalf of yourself or an individual in need, we regret that we are not the type of Foundation that can assist you either now or in the future. We are not accepting any grant requests for this fiscal year, but, more significantly, our bylaws prevent us from making grants to individuals. This is part of our founding charter so we are absolutely bound by this and there is no possibility for exceptions. Instead, our mission is accomplished by supporting organizations which, in turn, support people in need. We truly hope you will find the help you need through one of those organizations.


The Ralph and Eileen Swett Foundation