The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation was established in 1965, upon the death of Max Dreyfus, a preeminent publisher of American music. If you don’t know his name, you likely know some of the composers he partnered with: Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Rogers and Hammerstein, and Lerner and Loewe, for starters.
The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation's giving history clearly shows it supports health-related programs and causes, with a notable history of giving to organizations and services in support of blind populations.
The foundation views its grants as small ones (the typical range is $1,000 - $10,000) but it still wants to have a big impact on your ability to execute your program. On the other hand, the foundation is open-minded about how its funds could be used, and will provide general operating support and contribute to capital campaigns in addition to program support to organizations anywhere in the United States--so long as you’re a 501(c)(3).
The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation’s recent grantees focused on blindness include:
- $10,000 to The Seeing Eye (Morristown, NJ) for general operating support
- $5,000 to the American Council of the Blind (Arlington, VA) for general operating support
- $5,000 to Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (Philadelphia, PA) for its Isolation Prevention Program.
The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation has an open application process with two deadlines: May and November.