The Calamus Foundation has made significant contributions to qualifying charitable organizations since its founding in 1994.
The Calamus Foundation makes grants to qualifying charitable organizations for programs and activities in the following areas:
1.Care and support services to individuals with HIV: and
2.Services to the gay and lesbian community that promote and support its formation, growth, identity, general wellbeing and social and legal rights.
TYPES OF SUPPORT
The Calamus Foundation provides grants for new and ongoing programs and projects, general operational and administrative support, capital and building campaigns, and other unique and creative projects that will effect the advancement of The Calamus Foundation’s grantmaking policies.
LIMITATIONS OR RESTRICTIONS
The Calamus Foundation will only make grants to non-profit, charitable organizations that qualify for federal tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. No grants will be made for purposes of influencing legislation or elections or for any other type of activity that would jeopardize The Calamus Foundation’s tax-exempt status. In addition, no grant may benefit the individual requesting it. The Calamus Foundation does not impose a minimum or maximum limit to the amount of a grant.
There are no geographical limits for grant applicants, but if a grant is requested for international programs, the applicant must be a domestic United States entity tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Calamus Foundation makes annual grants and multiyear grants depending upon the size, nature and duration of the program involved. Multiyear grants may also be disbursed in a lump sum or through periodic payments based on the satisfaction of prearranged benchmarks. The Calamus Foundation does not limit the number of consecutive years that a grantseeker may request or receive an award.
Board Members: Louis Bradbury - Board President James S. Marcus James M. Rosenberg Michael Sheafe Jeffrey B. Soref
Office Administration: Brian O'Donnell - Executive Director