The Julius Sumner Miller Foundation - Established 1998


Guidelines & Grant Application Procedures

General Information for Applicants:

To be eligible for a grant, the applying organization must provide evidence of:

A) Current Tax-Exempt status from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) under Section 501(c)(3) and
B) That it is not a Private Foundation under IRS Section 509.

Grants are made only to organizations that are nondiscriminatory on the basis of age, disability, race, religion, ethnic origin, gender and sexual preference.

This program for which support is requested should offer a significant response to a demonstrated need in the area of education or health care.  Please note that the Foundation seeks programs that, in addition to providing valuable services, have a strategy to measure the positive impact that the proposed service(s) will provide.

The Foundation makes a single, annual grant to a given applicant or program; however, multi-year grants may be considered, depending on the goals of the project and the results attained.  Grant amounts vary according to the type of project and the needs of the awardee.  The majority of our grants are in the $2,500 to $10,000 a year range.


In general, the Foundation will not make contributions to:

  • Individuals

  • Fundraising events

  • Organizations with religious affiliations, unless the program is open to the entire community without regard to religious beliefs

  • Organizations and programs designed to influence legislation or elect public officials

  • Endowment campaigns or annual fund drives

  • Fraternal organizations

  • Organizations outside of southern California

How to apply:

Please submit your grant applications together with the following required attachments:

  • An introductory letter describing the purpose and amount of your request

  • A narrative (no more than 3 pages double-spaced) describing when your organization was founded, its history, objectives and those with whom you partner

  • Your organization's 501(c)(3) tax exemption letter from the Internal Revenue Service, together with the IRS letter stating that your organization is not classified as a 509 Private Foundation; also a copy of your California Franchise Tax Board exemption letter

  • Your organization's most recent audited financial statements or, if not available, a copy of your most recent IRS 990 or 990EZ return

  • An operating budget and project budget (if available)

  • A list of other funding sources for this request; please indicate whether funding is committed, pending or received from the additional source(s)

  • A list of your organization's Board of Directors and their community and professional affiliations

  • An evaluation plan: What outcomes you hope to achieve with the help of this grant?  How will results be measured?

  • Any recent printed materials, including an annual report, media clippings, etc.

  • How you learned about the Foundation

Submit grant applications to:

The Julius Sumner Miller Foundation

Karen Liebig, President
1606 Crenshaw Blvd.
Torrance, CA 90501
Telephone: (310) 320-8291

The Foundation makes grants twice a year, in June and December.  Deadlines for submitting grant proposals are: April 15th and October 15th.  Applicants will be notified by June 15th and December 15th.

List of Prior Grant Recipients

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