Am I Eligible?

To be eligible for a grant from the Wilson Sheehan Foundation, your organization must be classified as tax-exempt under the IRS Code Section 501(c)(3). And because we are a mission-driven family foundation, we also expect our grantees and their projects to align with our priorities and values of lasting change. While we do accept unsolicited proposals, the majority of our investments are sourced through trusted advisors and personal contacts. Unsolicited proposals are considered if they are innovative, replicable and supported by research.

Additional Guidelines

In general, the Wilson Sheehan Foundation does not provide the following types of grants: 

  • Scholarships
  • Mass funding appeals
  • Sponsorships
  • Advertising for fundraising events
  • Emergency relief 

In accordance with Federal Law, we do not fund individuals or political campaigns and activities.