Due to COVID-19, our application process has changed. Please contact our Executive Director about submitting a grant application.

Application Overview

Educational, Cultural, and Social Service Grants

The Patrina Foundation is presently concentrating its funding in the New York Metropolitan area and surrounding counties.

Grants are made exclusively to tax-exempt organizations, with the exception of private foundations. Grantees are primarily educational, cultural, and social service organizations which promote academic, artistic, athletic, job skills, life skills, and/or leadership abilities of girls and women. We do not fund individuals.  Organizations must have 501(c)(3) status.  They must be not-for-profit organizations. 

The Foundation makes three (3) types of grants:

  • Seed money for start-up organizations or start-up programs,
  • One-time grants to solve a problem or build capacity, or
  • Renewable ongoing support. In certain situations, we will entertain a multi-year request to follow a cohort of participants through a program.

Organizations may only apply for funding once a year, except through a Board request.

Click here to view the grant application process.


NEXT BOARD MEETING: May 13, 2021.  The deadline for submissions for this board meeting has passed.  Please contact Kara D'Angelo for information regarding the next board meeting. 

Download the Grant Application Guidelines

Please call or email Kara D’Angelo with questions at:



The Patrina Foundation
901 Pelhamdale Avenue
Pelham, NY 10803