Applying To The Gebbie Foundation

How To Apply


For Investing in Non-Profit Organizations


The Gebbie Foundation will accept full proposals from 501(c)(3) organizations that have submitted a Letter of Inquiry and received a written approval in response, or have received an invitation from the Foundation. To submit a Letter of Inquiry, prepare a 1-2 page letter describing the proposal, any community partners, and amount requested from the Foundation.


Please send to: Gebbie Foundation, 215 Cherry Street, Jamestown, New York 14701 or through email. If you have any questions, please contact the Gebbie Foundation directly at (716) 487-1062.

Preview of Application Sections

Approved organizations must utilize the Chautauqua Grants website ( to submit a full proposal.



Briefly describe what the organization will accomplish through this grant application.
Character Limit: 3000



State in measurable terms what targets the organization is committed to achieving and why the targets are not lower or higher. An example of a measurable target is: The ABC organization will contact 5 sponsors to help support the annual fundraiser to offset expenses by 35%.
Character Limit: 3000



What will the organization accomplish and why is the approach superior to other methods? Please describe why the organization is best suited to accomplish these targets. Describe the key individuals involved who will have the most responsibility concerning the grant. Focus on energy, capacity, and commitment.
Character Limit: 3000



How will you measure the progress or success of your project? Please describe how you will compare the results against the Measurable Targets.
Character Limit: 3000



Please list other financial sources contributing to this effort and indicate if secured, pending, or if you intend to approach in the future. Show how the organization will continue in this effort without further investment or how it will reduce costs.
Character Limit: 2000



A project budget can be entered as text or uploaded.

In addition, applicants will be asked to provide:

  • Current list of board members or trustees
  • Current income statement/balance sheet
  • Current operating budget
  • Most recent audited financial statements
  • Latest 990 form
  • Electronic signatures of both the applicant and the board chair