Poses Family Foundation: Grants for Public Health

OVERVIEW: The Poses Family Foundation does not have a specific public health grant program but it does give widely to groups working in the fields of domestic violence, food security and homelessness.

IP TAKE: Poses doesn’t accept unsolicited grant applications, so it isn’t the most accessible funder. However, it provides decent-sized grants to public health groups working at the local and grassroots levels, making it a good resource for small to mid-sized organizations.

PROFILE: Established 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. While the foundation doesn’t operate a website, recent tax filings show support for public health organizations that tackle domestic violence, food insecurity or homelessness.

Rather than back large national campaigns in domestic violence, food insecurity or homelessness, PFF tends to support local nonprofits such as soup kitchens, food pantries and women and children’s shelters.

While Poses awards grants to national organizations, it appears to prefer funding groups working in its home state of New York. 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 formal paid staff, however, which makes it a bit easier for grantseekers to contact.

Poses does not accept unsolicited letters of inquiry or requests for funding, opting instead to make grants by invitation only.



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Poses Family Foundation

145 Hudson Street, Suite 5B

New York, New York 10013

(646) 613-8934