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Gladys Brooks Foundation Grant

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Eligible States for Projects
in the Fields of Education, Libraries, and Healthcare

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Grants to USA nonprofit IHEs, schools, libraries, and hospitals in eligible states for projects in the fields of secondary and higher education, library support, and healthcare. Funding may be used for capital projects and endowments. Applicants must be located in the states of Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

Grants for Libraries 

Grant proposals will be considered generally for resource Endowments (for example, print, film, electronic database, speakers/workshops), capital construction and capital equipment. Projects fostering broader public access to global information sources utilizing collaborative efforts, pioneering technologies and equipment are encouraged.

Grants for Educational Institutions 

Grant proposals from universities, colleges and secondary schools will be considered generally for:

  1. Educational endowments to fund scholarships based solely on educational achievements, leadership and academic ability of the student;
  2. Endowments to support fellowships and teaching chairs for educators who confine their activities primarily to classroom instruction in the liberal arts, mathematics and the sciences during the academic year;
  3. Erection or endowment of buildings, wings of or additions to buildings; equipment for educational purposes. 
  4. Capital equipment for educational purposes. 

Grants for Hospitals and Clinics 

Grant proposals from hospitals and clinics where the proposal addresses a new health need, an improvement in the quality of health care or reduced health costs with better patient outcomes will be considered generally for:

  1. Endowments for programs;
  2. Erection or endowment of buildings, wings of or additions to buildings;
  3. Capital equipment.

A Grant Proposal Letter generally will be considered when:

  1. Outside funding for the project (including governmental) is not available;
  2. The project will be largely funded by the grant unless the grant request covers a discrete component of a larger project; and
  3. The funds will be used for endowments, capital projects or capital equipment.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180741

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grant proposals will be considered for major expenditures generally between $50,000 and $150,000, or for greater or lesser amounts in certain circumstances.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

5As a matter of policy, the Foundation provides grants only to institutions/organizations which are exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations as defined in section 509 of the Code.

Except for endowed positions, proposals for direct salary support will not be considered. A grant that supports a research project will also not be considered.

Generally, the Board will only consider grant proposals from applicants in the states of: Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.

Pre-Application Information:

The period for submitting a Grant Proposal Letter is January 1 through May 31.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Complete the request form at

Phone: 516-746-6103
Gladys Brooks Foundation
1055 Franklin Avenue
Suite 208
Garden City, NY 11530

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut;   Florida;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   New Jersey;   New York City;   New York;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island

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