Limitations and Restrictions

The Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation’s Board of Directors has placed limitations and restrictions on funding areas.  Though there is an understanding that these areas might be vital to your organization, the Board deems these areas not in correlation with the overall dictum of our Founder.

(In certain instances, three exceptions can be made but require written approval from our office prior to grant application submission). 

Excluded from support, in no particular order, are:

  • Organizations not classified as a "Public Charity" under the provisions of Section 501(c)(3), 509(a)(3) or similar tax-exemption provisions by the Internal Revenue Service
  • Grantmaking organizations that regift monies (e.g. mini-grants) to other for-profit organizations, non-profit organizations or start-up organizations which may or may not fit within the Snee-Reinhardt Charitable Foundation guidelines.
  • Newly formed organizations classified as a “Public Charity” must be in existence for five (5) full years before seeking funds.
  • Advertising / Marketing / Promotional Materials
  • This includes all forms of advertising, branding, concept design, creation of brochures and promotional materials, marketing and research (please see Salaries).
  • Chairs and Professorships
  • Conferences / Meetings / Performances
  • This includes accommodations for guests/speakers, badges, decorations, hosting of events including but not limited to fairs and training programs for schools or businesses, promotional materials specific to the event, rental of audio/video equipment, facility and/or tables/chairs, staffing and transportation. 
  • Endowment Fund
  • This includes fellowships, honorariums and scholarships.
  • Grants to Individuals
  • General capital improvements (*must obtain written approval)
  • Though we do not entertain grants for general funding of a capital campaign, the Board will entertain requests for specific tangible needs or projects within the overall campaign.  We require cost breakdowns, timelines and photo/drawings of the tangible items being sought for support.
  • General Fundraising Efforts
  • Though we understand the importance of fundraising, we do not provide support for fundraising.  Examples are A-thons (dance, run or walk), "ad" books, benefit concerts, black-tie galas, charity art exhibits, charity auctions, charity competitions (eating, singing or dancing), donor dinners, golf outings, guest speakers, raffles, and sporting events.
  • General operating expenses and fringe benefits
  • Examples include insurance fees, front office supply expenses, property management fees and taxes, rent, travel expenses for staff members, and utilities.
  • Highly specialized health or medical programs that do not have specific impact on the community (*must obtain written approval)
  • Though these types of programs might not have a direct impact on the community at this time, there are instances in which funding may apply.  We ask that you speak with our office to determine if your organization meets the requirements.
  • Labor (also see Salaries)
  • Though we understand that paying individuals to maintain equipment, do various types of construction or installation an item is essential, these costs, direct or indirect, are still considered a payment of a wage or a salary and therefore will not be considered. 
  • Matching Grants (*must obtain written approval)
  • Medications/Vaccines
  • At this time we are not accepting any requests to provide medications or vaccinations to local communities.  This area is, however, under review by the Board of Directors.
  • Pilot Programming
  • All programming, no matter the organization, must be in place for a minimum of two (2) full years before seeking funding and come with three program reference letters from community leaders before submitting a proposal. Also required is how the overall program has impacted the community and the number of participants from years one and two.
  • Political Contributions
  • Salaries
  • This includes allowances, fees, labor wages, subsidies, stipends, and training. 
  • Schools, Elementary through University level
  • Specifically for school choral robes, marching band uniforms and uniforms.
  • Please review ALL of our limitations and restrictions as other areas apply to this section.
  • Technology
  • Though we understand that upgrading computer systems are essential, we do not support the creation of a new computer system, bridging of systems and the transference of old files into new systems. However, we will consider upgrades to a computer system two years after the new system has been in operation and only for hardware. 
  • Organizations/programs designed to influence legislation/elect candidates to public office.
  • Organizations that discriminate by race, color, creed, gender or national origin.
  • Organizations or programs that promote, research or support the prevention of life, abortion, the practice of euthanasia or cruelty to animals.
  • Vehicle and Vehicle Maintenance 
  • This includes purchase of a new vehicle (e.g. car or truck) as well as fuel, replacement of fluids, inspections, replacement of parts, and all other tasks associated with vehicle maintenance. 

Should there be any questions that you may have or wish additional information, please contact the Foundation office at (412) 884-3626.

If your organization's grant application does not fall anywhere within our Limitations and Restrictions, you may proceed to the Grant Application page.