Poses Family Foundation: Grants for Diseases

OVERVIEW: The Poses Family Foundation does not have a specific disease grantmaking program but it does give widely to a diverse set of disease-related groups.

IP TAKE: Poses is not the most accessible funder, as it does not accept unsolicited grant applications. However, it provides reasonably sized grants to national disease-related organizations.

PROFILE: Established in 2004 by Nancy and Fred Poses, the New York-based Poses Family Foundation (PFF) aims to create sustainable, scalable impact in its areas of giving interest. The foundation’s disease grants tend to center on larger national organizations, such as the Michael J. Fox Foundation. As far as specific disease causes, the foundation does not have strong priorities. In the past, it has supported groups working in pediatric cancer, cerebral palsy, lupus, and breast cancer.

Grant amounts can range anywhere from $5,000 to over $500,000 but typically are $10,000 to $50,000. This family foundation keeps a low public profile and does not have a website. It does have a permanent paid staff, however, which grantseekers may contact for more information.

Poses makes grants by invitation only and does not accept unsolicited proposals or letters of inquiry. 


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Poses Family Foundation

145 Hudson Street, Suite 5B

New York, New York 10013

(646) 613-8934