Frequently Asked Questions
How does one apply for funding?
Please see the following link: applying.
What type of grants do we make?
The Foundation particularly supports programs which work to break down cultural, racial, ethnic, religious, and sexual barriers. It supports projects designed to elevate children as a societal priority. For information, please see the following link: applying.
Where do we fund?
The Roblee Foundation, established in 1971, is based in St. Louis, and accepts applications for grants in the greater St. Louis and Miami areas. Although grants may be made in other areas of special interest to the board, unsolicited proposals from outside the Foundation’s geographic focus areas will not be considered.
What size are our grants?
Most grants range from $3,000-$20,000. In special circumstances, grants may be made up to $30,000 in one year.
What are some frequent mistakes & omissions made by organizations seeking funding?
Proposal Summary is not signed by executive director or board chair. Financial Overview figures on Proposal Summary are inconsistent with audit. Full & current budget and income & expenses are not included.
Our program is a great fit with the Foundation’s program focus areas but we are not in the Foundation’s geographic focus areas. Can we apply for funding?
Unsolicited proposals from outside the Foundation’s geographic focus areas will not be considered.
When will we hear whether our proposal will receive funding?
Grants for proposals submitted for the January 5 deadline are typically awarded in late June or early July. Grants for proposals submitted for the June 15 deadline are typically awarded by December 31.