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The John J. Leidy Foundation


• Preference is given to organizations serving the Baltimore Metropolitan area

• Applicants must have  exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code

Areas of Interest

• Social and Economic Welfare

• Arts & Culture

• Health and Human Services

• Education

• Disabled persons

Grant/Funding Type Provided

• Operating Support

• New and/or Ongoing Programs

• Equipment


Grant/Funding Type NOT Funded

• Individuals

• Galas, special events or advertising space in programs


Size and duration of grant

• The average grant is between $1,000 and $10,000.  In 2022, the Foundation made 81 grants totaling $999,850.

• Grantees should not assume that approval of a grant implies commitment to ongoing future support.



• Funded organizations may reapply one year after the date of the grant award.  The same application procedures apply.

• Organizations denied funding may reapply one year after the date of the denial.