The Dunn Family Foundation

Mission, Guidelines and Grant Application 

Guidelines and Grants

Program Guidelines

At this time, the Dunn Family Foundation has three main areas of interest:
  1. The development and implementation of educational testing materials for children and adults.
  2. The development and implementation of educational support materials for use by teachers in the education of society's children and adults.
  3. The innovative use of education to build a better society.
Types of Grants

The Dunn Family Foundation provides grants to recognized 501(c)(3) organizations for projects within the Guidelines. Initial grants will be given for project funding only. After an initial grant is made, the Foundation may make general operating grants to continue supporting the organization.

Capital funding is available for projects connected to previous Foundation support only. No endowment funds will be granted. The average grant size generally ranges from $5,000 to $25,000. 

DFF Policy on F&A Costs

The Dunn Family Foundation recognizes that organizations often require Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs (known as "indirect costs") be added to all grant requests. While we recognize that F&A costs are real, we work to focus our funding on direct costs and trust the sponsoring organizations will "keep the lights on" as part of their support for funded research.

Therefore, the Dunn Family Foundation will not fund F&A costs in excess of 15% of the funded direct costs of grants. Extraordinary circumstances when indirect costs exceed 15%, may be considered on a case by case basis.  

Geographic Scope:
  • Domestic: The Foundation currently funds programs of organizations that have offices in Kentucky, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas.
  • International: The Foundation currently funds international programs through United States recognized 501(c)(3) organization with offices in Kentucky, Nevada, Tennessee and Texas.
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