Application Guidelines

Please note: beginning March 1st, 2016, hard copy Letters of Inquiry and grant applications will no longer be reviewed. Applicants must use the online application form.
If you are a current grantee, please proceed to the Information for Current Grantees tab.



The Ambrose Monell Foundation funds only those organizations that are qualified to receive charitable grants under the United States Internal Revenue Code and applicable regulations.

The Foundation does not make grants to individuals. The foundation does not make grants to organizations with a fiscal sponsor or whose tax-exempt status is pending. Organizations applying for a grant must have received an IRS determination letter.

Submitting an Application

The application, available here, requires the following information from each applicant:

  • The name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number for the organization, and for the primary contact person for the request.
  • Confirmation that IRS 501(c)3 status has been conferred to the organization
  • The mission and a brief background statement about the organization
  • Amount Requested
  • Grant Purpose
Checking Status of an Application
Please be advised that the Foundation does not provide updates or status reports for applications. Upon submission of your application through this website, you will receive an email confirming receipt.
Application Review Process
The review process for grant applications takes approximately 4-6 weeks.Applicants will be contacted with a response via email by the Foundation within that review period. If the application is met with a positive response, the Foundation will request a detailed proposal and, if helpful, schedule a meeting with the prospective grantee.Proposals are to be submitted only upon invitation. Unsolicited proposals will not be reviewed.
Submitting a Proposal

If an applicant receives a direct invitation from the Foundation to submit a full grant proposal, the proposal should include the following:

  • The name, address, e-mail address, and telephone number for the organization, and for the primary contact person for the request
  • A fuller description of the organization, including a brief history and its mission
  • Purpose of the grant requested. If not seeking funding for general operating purposes, include a summary of the project or program for which you are seeking funding.
  • The amount requested
  • If applying for a program, other funding sources
  • The time when the funds will be needed
  • IRS 501(c)3 determination letter
  • Program and operation budget (current year, prior year and next year)
  • Current audited financial statement or IRS Form 990

Proposals are reviewed by the Board of Directors twice a year, once in June and once in December.

In order to be reviewed in June, proposals should be received by April 30th and to be reviewed in December, by October 31st.

Proposals may be submitted only by invitation. Unsolicited proposals will not be reviewed.

Any mail for the Foundation should be sent to:
Ambrose K. Monell, President
The Ambrose Monell Foundation
c/o Fulton Vittoria, LLP
One Rockefeller Plaza, Suite 301
New York, NY 10020-2002
Telephone: (212) 586-0700
Fax: (212) 245-1863

Information for Current Grantees
In order to request a renewed annual grant from the Foundation, current grantees or organizations that have received funding in the last two years should email an annual report and a detailed grant proposal to by October 31st of each year if the grant is received in December, and April 30th of each year if the grant is received in June.