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. 

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. 

Requests from organizations outside of the Foundation's home communities (the Fairfield County, CT and Clark County, OH areas) are unlikely to be granted funding unless there is a personal connection with the requesting organization or the initiative is both innovative and replicable.