Up to 2002, the Foundation considered grant requests primarily
in the northeastern United States. Some foundation directories have
erroneously listed the Foundation as awarding grants throughout the
entire United States.
The J.M. McDonald Foundation, Inc. is a relatively small foundation.
Due to an overwhelming number of requests for grants that far exceeds
the Foundation's fiscal and evaluational capabilities, the Foundation
board has deemed it necessary to pull in it's boundaries of support to
programs and projects located primarily in upstate New York. This is
where the J.M. McDonald Foundation, Inc. started and operated for over
48 years. (For more information, please visit our History pages.)
Certainly, the Foundation will do its best to support some of the institutions
outside our new geographical area that have been succesfully awarded
grants in the past. However, this, too may be on a limited basis.