The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation Grant Application Process


 Step 1: Check Your Eligibility

To receive a grant from The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation, organizations must meet the following criteria:

  • Be exempt under IRS Section 501(c)(3)
  • Not classified as a private foundation as defined in Section 509(a)
  • Be an organization located in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Be seeking support for a capital project in one of our focus areas
  • Not have received a grant payment from our foundation in the last five years
  • Not have submitted an unsuccessful application to our foundation within the last 12 months

Additionally, The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation does not consider grants to support:

  • Individuals
  • Public sector agencies. State and local government majority-supported entities are not eligible for Foundation support; however, exceptions may be made for a limited number of institutions. The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and the Science Museum of Virginia fall into this category
  • Endowment funds (including scholarship funds, debt reduction, or funding of deficits)
  • Research
  • General operating expenses associated with ongoing programs or activities or other general administrative expenses
  • Churches or religious programs without a secular or community service focus; except for historic preservation
  • Local chapters of national associations and societies, mass mailings, and umbrella organizations
Go to Application Portal