To continue the legacy of the Sheldon family through perpetuation of philanthropy.
The Sheldon Foundation devotes financial assistance to advance the physical, educational and cultural well-being of the people of the southerly portion of Chautauqua County, New York; and honors the memory of its founder, Isabella M. Sheldon and her husband, Ralph C. Sheldon.
217 North Main Street
Jamestown, NY 14701
Phone 716 664-9890
Fax 716 483-6116
The Sheldon Foundation will not be holding a granting meeting in September 2017. Unless otherwise notified, any applications submitted to the Sheldon Foundation by its July 1, 2017 deadline, will not be considered until the November 7, 2017 Board of Directors’ Meeting.
- March 1
- July 1
- September 1
- November 1
- Submit application online
- Site visit or meeting with grant applicant
Primary Funding Focus
- Health Care
- Arts and Humanities
Types of Support:
- capital campaigns
- matching/challenge support
Fiscal Year/Total Grants: 12/31/16 – $2,267,212
Range of Grant Award: $100 – $2,000,000
Maximum annual grant installments – $500,000
Geographic Area: Restricted to Southern Chautauqua County
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) status
Limitations: No religious organizations, unless the program/project serves the greater community. No individuals. No endowments.