The Scott Foundation supports those working to improve the quality of life in the greater Richmond community.
The William H. – John G. – Emma Scott Foundation was conceived, organized and funded by The Reverend John Garlick Scott on December 13, 1956 to support charitable, religious and educational needs in the Richmond, Virginia area.
The initial meeting of the Board was held on December 21, 1956, and the first grant was awarded on October 30, 1957. Throughout the years, the Foundation has contributed to organizations which improve the lives of families and children, and to private education, especially the Church Schools of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia.
The Rev. John Garlick Scott’s lifelong ministry was service to individuals and communities in need. He was born in the city of Richmond on April 1, 1865. He attended Bellevue School at 22nd & Broad Streets, Bear Island Academy in Hanover County, Washington & Lee University and the University of Virginia. He graduated from Virginia Theological Seminary in 1895 with honors, and in that same year was ordained a Deacon of the Episcopal Church. In 1896 he was raised to the office of Priest and served his church and its members for over 50 years. He served many different Virginia parishes, never accepting a salary from any.
Rev. Scott’s father, William H. Scott, owned and operated a successful apothecary business in Richmond. At his death in 1907, his will directed the business, the income from that business and the remainder of his estate be held in trust for the benefit of his children and administered by his son, John Garlick Scott. The William H. – John G. – Emma Scott Foundation was created from this trust in 1956.
GRANT MAKING POLICY
The Foundation funds grants primarily for capital projects in support of charitable, religious and educational programs. The Foundation has a focus on programs which alleviate human suffering and improve the lives of families and children. The Foundation supports Church Schools of the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and other institutions which provide private elementary and secondary education. The Foundation also supports churches, and to a lesser extent, the arts and humanities.
Grants will not be made to individuals for any purpose or to any governmental institution or entity. National fund drives, whether or not for the benefit of a local affiliate, will not be considered for a grant.
Normally grants are not paid until the grantee has sufficient funds available to complete their capital project or program. Organizations which receive a grant may not apply for a new grant until the third year after receipt of the prior grant.
Successful grant proposals will include the following:
- A brief description of the organization, including its mission and history.
- A description of the project, including the specific purpose.
- A detailed financial plan including total cost, amount raised to date, supplemented by estimate of post-completion operating costs and method of funding.
- A list of the organization’s current governing Board and Officers.
- A copy of the current operating budget and most recent financial statement.
- IRS form certifying organization is exempt under Section (501) (c) (3) and is not classified as a private foundation as defined in Section 509 (a).
- Cover letter from an official of the organization stating the organization has formally approved the proposed program.
- Copy of the most recent Form 990.
ALL PROPOSALS ARE EVALUATED BASED ON CLEARLY STATED OBJECTIVES AND ADHERENCE TO THESE GUIDELINES.
Grant Submission Deadline is July 31st.
The Foundation prefers applications to be submitted to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
All grant applications will be reviewed to determine eligibility pursuant to the Foundation’s Grant Making Policy and Guidelines to ensure that adequate information is available for consideration of the grant request.
Completed applications will be considered by the Foundation’s Board of Trustees. The Board’s grant decisions will be communicated to applicants by the end of the year in which the grant applications are made.
Grantees must report in writing to the Foundation within six months of receipt of the grant on the use of the funds and the status of the project.