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Gladys Brooks Foundation

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    Funder Type

    Private Foundation

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Gladys Brooks Foundation


    The purpose of the Gladys Brooks Foundation is to provide for the intellectual, moral and physical welfare of the people of the United States by establishing and supporting non-profit libraries, educational institutions, hospitals and clinics.

    • Libraries: Grant applications will be considered generally for resource endowments (print, film, electronic database, speakers/workshops) capital construction and innovative equipment. Projects fostering broader public access to global information sources utilizing collaborative efforts, pioneering technologies and equipment are encouraged.
    • Education: Grant applications from universities, colleges and secondary schools will be considered generally for
      • educational endowments to fund scholarships based solely on educational achievements, leadership and academic ability of the student (not financial need);
      • endowments to support fellowships and teaching chairs for educators who confine their activities primarily to classroom instruction in the liberal arts, mathematics and the sciences during the academic year;
      • erection or endowment of buildings, wings or additions thereto of buildings, and equipment for educational purposes; and
      • capital equipment for educational purposes.
    • Hospitals and Clinics: Grant applications from hospitals and clinics will be considered generally where the proposal demonstrates one or more of the following: (a) a new health need; (b) an improvement in the quality of health care or (c) reduced health costs with better patient outcomes.

    History of Funding

    A list of recent Foundation grants are made available at:

    Additional Information

    In all cases, grant applications will be considered where - 

    • Outside funding (including governmental) is not available;
    • The project will be largely funded by the grant unless the grant request covers a discrete component of a larger project; and
    • The funds will be used for capital projects including equipment or endowments.

    Proposals for a continuing project must include a commitment from the applicant or a third party that the project will continue to receive all the necessary financial support after the grant from the Foundation is expended.

    Except for endowed positions, proposals for direct salary support will not be considered. A grant that supports a research project will also not be considered.

    All grants are made on the condition that the entirety of the funds advanced shall be utilized in direct furtherance of the project and that no portion thereof shall be appropriated by the Grantee as an administrative or processing fee, for overseeing the project or for the Grantee's general overhead.


    Kathy Petry

    Kathy Petry
    1055 Franklin Avenue, Suite 208
    Garden City, NJ 11530

  • Eligibility Details

    Non-profit, tax exempt organizations are eligible to apply for grant funding through the Gladys Brooks Foundation. -Generally the foundation prefers applicants located in Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island.

    Deadline Details

    The initial step in seeking a grant from the Gladys Brooks Foundation is the completion of the Online Request form and submitting it electronically to the foundation ( In doing so the applicant will automatically be provided with all the information required for the Grant Proposal Letter. This step will also initiate the two week period by the end of which the Grant Proposal Letter must be submitted.

    The application period for grant requests was January 1, 2020 - May 31, 2020. A similar application window is anticipated annually.

    Award Details

    Funding through this foundation is provided only for major expenditures. Generally, awards will range from $50,000 to $100,000. Lesser amounts may be funded under certain circumstances that the foundation deems appropriate. 

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