Funding guidelines

  • As of 2019, the Foundation will be requesting proposals and will no longer accept proposals unless you have been contacted by Helen’s Hope Foundation.¬†
  • Only nonprofit charitable organizations, exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are eligible to receive a grant.
  • The Foundation accepts requests from organizations with programs in the following locations: Florida (Monroe County and the Miami area), New York (Greater NY and the Mid-Hudson Valley), Pennsylvania (Philadelphia and the surrounding areas)
    • ***Please note as of 2018 we no longer accept applications from organizations in New Jersey
  • The Foundation accepts requests up to $50,000 unless otherwise discussed.

The foundation will contact past applicants and new organizations we have come in contact with, if we are interested in receiving a new application. If you are interested in applying and have not heard from us, you may contact us via e-mail. FL and PA organizations please contact and NY organizations please contact


If you have been asked to apply (requests will be sent by August 1, 2024), you will be directed through the application process.

The grant request must be received on or before September 13, 2024.

Hope is a good thing, maybe the best thing, and no good thing ever dies.

~ Shawshank Redemption