grant requests

Our policy regarding grant requests is simple- we are by "invitation only" unless referred by a current grant recipient or board member. our goal is to continue to learn about funding opportunities that align well with our Grantmaking Strategy.  the foundation's focus will be on ongoing support for our current grantees, however, we remain interested in adding new organizations into our portfolio when an appropriate and potentially high-impact partnership opportunity arises.

The Sapphire Foundation also funds special projects / programs through trustee discretionary grants that may or may not fall within the foundation's guidelines.  Proposals for these special projects are by invitation only.  These special projects / programs are of special interest of individual trustees and grants paid are from discretionary funds allocated to trustees.