Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation’s Grant Program

Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation
Last date: 
Monday, August 2, 2021
United States

Detailed Description

Applications are now open for the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation’s Grant Program to protect and improve the quality of life through the support of programs in the environment, human health, education, and the arts.

Clarence E. Heller established the foundation in 1982 to support nonprofit initiatives consistent with the broad philanthropic purposes he pursued during his lifetime. The original trustees of the foundation were Clarence Heller, his brother Alfred Heller, and his sister Elizabeth H. Mandell.


The foundation’s interests include programs making valuable contributions in the following fields:

  • Environment and Health Program Priorities: To promote the long-term good health and viability of communities and regions:
  • by supporting programs to prevent harm to human health from toxic substances and other environmental hazards;
  • by encouraging planning and development at the regional level, aimed at integrating economic and social goals with sound environmental policies; and
  • by supporting initiatives for sustainability in agriculture and food systems.
  • Music Program Priorities: To encourage the playing, enjoyment, and accessibility of symphonic and chamber music:
  • by providing scholarship and program assistance at selected community music centers, schools, and institutes; and
  • by helping community-based ensembles of demonstrated quality implement artistic initiatives, diversify and increase audiences, and improve fund-raising capacity.
  • Education Program Priorities: To provide environmental and arts education opportunities to children and youth:
  • by supporting programs for educators and artists to improve and apply their teaching skills in these subjects; and
  • by supporting efforts to advance environmental and arts education programs.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The foundation does not make grants to individuals or to organizations that are not 501(c)(3) public charities.
  • Nonprofit organizations seeking a grant from the foundation should begin by submitting an LOI application through the foundation’s online application system. The application consists of a brief description of your organization, the purpose and scope of the project, and a projected project budget.


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