The John Ben Snow Foundation & Memorial Trust strategically focuses funding within specific geographic regions of the United States across a range of program areas as detailed below while responding to the ever-changing needs of various segments of the population, especially to the needs of youth and people who are disadvantaged either physically or economically. Areas include Arts and Culture, Community Initiatives, Education Program, Environmental, Historic Preservation, Journalism, Disabilities and Universal Access,Youth Initiatives.

The John Ben Snow Foundation & Memorial Trust is pro-active in seeking grant proposals from qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations. Additionally, the Foundation & Memorial Trust accepts unsolicited proposals from qualifying organizations.

A Letter of Inquiry must first be submitted via the Online Grant Application System between November 1st and February 1st of the year in which a grant is requested. If the proposal meets the stated guidelines and priorities of the Foundation & Memorial Trust, Grant Application instructions will be sent to the applicant.

If invited, a Grant Application must be submitted via the Online Grant Application System by April 1st.  All complete Grant Applications are thoroughly evaluated by the Foundation & Memorial Trust. The Foundation & Memorial Trust may require additional information and possibly an interview or site visit. Any discussions or indications of interest should not be construed as a commitment by the Foundation & Memorial Trust.

Applicants are notified of the Foundation & Memorial Trust’s decision by July 1st. All approved grant applicants are required to sign a Grant Acceptance Agreement via the Online Grant Application System prior to any funds being released by the Foundation & Memorial Trust.


Organization/Company: John Ben Snow Foundation and Memorial Trust
Location: Syracuse, NY
Deadline: Letter of Inquiry: November 1 - February 1, Deadline: April 1
How to Apply: