The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc. was created by the late Cindy Silvian. Mr. and Mrs. Silvian were distinguished citizens of Long Beach, New York. They were well known and respected for their friendship, their business leadership, their civic-mindedness and their philanthropy.
Mr. Silvian passed away in May, 2001. Mrs. Silvian passed away in November, 2007. Mrs. Silvian funded the Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc. with a generous bequest in her will. The Foundation began making grants in 2008. During its 2015 grant program the Foundation made 124 grants totaling approximately $1,650,000.
The Foundation makes grants to organizations that fulfill one or more of the following purposes: Education, Children's Welfare, Medical Care, Medical Research and Jewish Philanthropic Endeavors. Each grant recipient must be tax exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)3, and must also be an organization described in Internal Revenue Code Sections 509 (a)1 or 509 (a)2. Please note that we do not make grants to foreign organizations through United States fiscal intermediaries or fiscal sponsors. Foreign organizations that wish to be considered for a grant must be registered with the US Internal Revenue Service.
If your organization meets the above criteria and if it did not receive a grant from us during 2015, your organization must submit a short Preliminary Inquiry through our online grants management system on or after January 15, 2016, but no later than 5:00 PM EST on March 30, 2016, in order to be considered for our 2016 grant program. Submitting a Preliminary Inquiry through our online grants system is the sole method to let us know that you wish to have us consider your organization for a grant in our 2016 grant program, unless your organization received a grant from us during 2015. Organizations that received a grant from us during 2015 and that are not ineligible for a grant in 2016 because of their receipt of a grant from us in each of the last five consecutive years will be automatically considered by our board of directors as candidates for our 2016 grant program.Such automatically considered organizations should not submit a Preliminary Inquiry.
First Time Organizations
If you wish to submit a Preliminary Inquiry and if your organization is not yet registered in our online grant system, click on the button on the left side of this page labeled “On Line Grant System”, then click on the button labeled, "Create New Account" that will appear on the grant system’s log on page. Once you create your organization’s account there will be several additional questions, the answers to which will comprise your Preliminary Inquiry. The first day you are permitted to submit your Preliminary Inquiry is January 15, 2016, and the deadline to submit your Preliminary Inquiry is 5:00 PM EST on March 30, 2016. After submitting your Preliminary Inquiry you will receive an automatically generated email confirming our receipt of the Preliminary Inquiry and advising when you will hear from us again. Once you create your organization’s account in our online grant system, please do not create a different account for the same organization, or for a different organization using the same tax ID number.
Returning Organizations That Did Not Receive a Grant During 2015
If you wish to submit a Preliminary Inquiry, and if your organization is already registered in our online grant system, log into the grant system by clicking the On Line Grant System button on the left side of this page. You will be brought to the system's Log On page. Insert the email address and password that your organization used when it created its account with us and then click the Log On button. You will be brought to an Application Status page. On the left side of that page click the "Apply" button, then click the "Preliminary Inquiry - 2016" link and answer the questions that will appear. Your answers to those questions will comprise your Preliminary Inquiry. The first day you are permitted to submit your Preliminary Inquiry is January 15, 2016, and the deadline to submit the Preliminary Inquiry is 5:00 PM EST on March 30, 2016. When you submit your Preliminary Inquiry you will receive an automatically generated email confirming our receipt of your Preliminary Inquiry and advising when you will hear from us again.
Additional Information About Our Grant Process
Your submission of a Preliminary Inquiry is not a grant application because application for a Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc., grant is by invitation only. Our board considers Preliminary Inquiries to help it decide which organizations it will invite to apply for a grant. If our board decides to invite your organization to apply for a grant, the invitation will not be a commitment by the Foundation to make a grant. Grants are made solely in the discretion of the Foundation's board of directors after review of a complete application package.
We no longer accept grant inquiries by letter, email, fax or telephone. Inquiries submitted in that fashion will not be considered and may not receive a response.
Nothing contained on our website and no oral communications from any Foundation staff member, officer or director should be considered an invitation to apply for a grant or a commitment by the Foundation to make a grant. The Foundation issues invitations to apply for grants and grant notifications only by letter or e-mail signed by the President of the Foundation.
Thank you for your interest in The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc.