Please contact us before you submit an application online. Prior to contacting us, we encourage you to: (1) make sure your organization’s activities fall within the Milstein Family Foundation’s mission statement; (2) read about our work as displayed in our Newsroom and on the web. If we find that your organization fits within the mission statement and philanthropic philosophy of the Milstein Family Foundation, as well as our current focus, we will ask you to proceed and fill out this online application. 

The Milstein Family Foundation focuses on US-based organizations whose activities are in the US.


  • Contact us: we do not accept unsolicited grant applications. There, prior to submitting an application, please contact us via email for the purpose of avoiding irrelevant applications. unsolicited applications will not be considered.
  • Deadlines: there are two application deadlines every year: December 31st and June 30th. If you contact us in the last two weeks prior to a deadline – your application will only be considered in the next review cycle.
  • Evaluation:
    • the Milstein Family Foundation evaluates grant applications twice a year and releases grant decisions during January and July of every year. Decisions are made at the foundation’s sole and absolute discretion. We reserve the right to decline applications without providing detailed feedback.
    • Considerations for grants and level of support include, among other things, potential impact, creativity, collaboration and synergies with foundation supported organizations, secured sponsors and a successful track-record.
    • Applications that are not filled out completely and/or are not submitted by 501(c)(3) organizations will not be considered.
  • Conditions: 
    • Donations are only be given to 501(c)(3) organizations. 
    • Grantees are responsible to: (1) mention the Milstein Family Foundation as a sponsor where appropriate on their websites; and (2) provide annual activity reports.

For questions, please contact us.

  • Accepted file types: pdf, jpg, doc, docx, png.
    Applicant must be a tax-exempt organization that is eligible to receive tax-deductible charitable donations. Maximum file size: 2mb.

  • Accepted file types: pdf.
  • Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx, xls, xlsx.
    Please include past year as well as this year's budget. Please include sources of income, as well as funds raised to date for this current year.
  • Names of philanthropists, foundations, and organizations that currently support your organization, including donation amounts

  • Accepted file types: gif, jpg, png, txt, rtf, pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx.
  • Accepted file types: gif, jpg, png, txt, rtf, pdf, doc, docx, ppt, pptx, xls, xlsx.
  • For your grant application to be considered please provide the date when you were invited to submit the grant application:
    Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
    By submitting this application, I agree to have the email address provided added to the Milstein Family Foundation's mailing list.