Frequently Asked Questions

If our mission and geographic interests align, we are happy to schedule a visit to your location and to meet with staff and to see your work. Contact us at

Although the Foundation’s preference is to award single year grants, there are occasions where it makes sense to award multi-year installment grants. These are typically given to support capital needs or specific financing support. Please contact the Foundation for more details.

All applications are submitted through our grant application portal. Visit the application page for more information.

The term Merancas in letter form is a registered trademark of The Merancas Foundation, Inc. Other than as outlined below, the Merancas name may not be used without the Foundation’s express written consent. It may also require a separate licensing agreement.

If our name and/or logo furthers a grantee’s charitable mission, it may be used for compliance with any tax or regulatory authority and for general announcements in print, online, or traditional media.

When used, the name/logo must meet the following guidelines:

  1. Any URL links to the Foundation website must be written as “The Merancas Foundation” and links should be made to
  2. The Merancas Foundation logo may only be used in the formats *provided below. Changes may not be made to aspect ratio or color. Please refer to our brand guide for more information on the use of our logo.
  3. For additional formats or questions about use, please contact us at

The Merancas Foundation invests in local nonprofits that support those in crisis, provide pathways for adults to achieve self-sufficiency and help children reach their greatest potential.

It is not the intent of the Merancas Foundation to seek public recognition for its philanthropic activities. As a general policy, we ask those who receive grants to respect our wishes by focusing any acknowledgment on the program for which support has been received rather than the source of the grant. We realize, however, that there are occasions when select publicity could prove to be as valuable as the grant itself. Traditionally, an announcement in an organization’s newsletter or internal publication that is distributed to its community, alumni or supporters is acceptable.

The Foundation has a specific geographic focus which only includes the metropolitan areas of Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; and Trenton, New Jersey.

Eligible applicants are 501(c)(3) organizations whose programs and initiatives help to further our Foundation’s mission and whose services benefit individuals and organizations identified within our Foundation’s priority funding areas.

Our Foundation does not grant to individuals, political, religious, fraternal, civic organizations, or other foundations.

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