Veatch Program Funding Guidelines
The Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program's non-denominational grantmaking is limited to U.S.-based organizations with a locus of activity in the United States. Support is generally provided to non-profit, tax-exempt organizations as defined under section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Service Code.
The Program does not fund:
- government institutions
- direct services
- non-denominational organizations for capital projects
- annual contribution drives
- historic preservation
- scientific or academic research
- film or video production
- cultural activities
- conferences/single events
- overseas work
The Veatch Program operates its grantmaking program with seven staff members who support the work of an all-volunteer board. Of the large number of proposals Veatch receives each year, about 200 are funded; many are renewals.
The majority of Veatch Program grants are made for a period of one year. Grant requests are not considered from organizations with a current Veatch grant or from those that have failed to comply with reporting requirements or other conditions of a previous Veatch grant. Organizations with a current grant from the Unitarian Universalist Funding Program or a current grant from the Long Island Unitarian Universalist Fund are not eligible.
If you are interested in applying for a Veatch grant, and your organization meets the described guidelines, please submit a two-page Letter of Inquiry that includes the following:
- organization name
- contact person, e-mail and telephone number
- amount requested
- brief organizational background including history, purpose and accomplishments
- description of the proposed project, including the constituency being served, the problems being addressed, and the anticipated results.
We will acknowledge receipt of your letter and contact you if we need additional information. Unfortunately, because we receive so many proposals, we cannot take calls regarding the status of an application.
If, after reviewing your letter, we are interested in further consideration of your project, we will ask you to submit a full proposal. There are no deadlines for receipt of inquiry letters and all letters will be reviewed by Veatch staff. The Veatch Board meets regularly throughout the year.
Send Letters of Inquiry to:
Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock
48 Shelter Rock Road
Manhasset, NY 11030
or email: email@example.com
"The Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program at Shelter Rock provides support for efforts within the religious and spiritual mission of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock where their purposes are best served by outside agencies acting under the Veatch Program and the Congregation."