The Helen J. Serini Foundation's Fall 2018 Grant Cycle will close on June 30th, 2018. Learn more about our funding priorities and eligibility requirements before applying.
The Chronicle of Philanthropy recently ran an Op-Ed offering fundraisers advice for first-time meetings with a potential donor. While every funder operates somewhat differently, much of the advice offered there would not apply to a meeting with the staff or board of The Helen J. Serini Foundation. Our Program Officer wrote a response adjusting these "expectations" for funders entering into first-time meetings, but we thought it could be helpful to expand upon the response to give current (or prospective) nonprofits an idea of what to expect when meeting with any of our team, be it staff or board.
In 2017, we celebrated (quietly!) our fifth anniversary. Our organization was founded in 2012, and started activities in 2013, and we couldn't be happier to be looking back at what we've done over the last five years--and our hopes for the upcoming year--in our first-ever "annual" report (that just happens to cover five years).
Take a look, see what some of our partners have been up to, and let us know what you think!
'Tis the season for gratitude, and this year, as we are each year, we are grateful for our partners in community. Whether you are staff, volunteer, or board member of a nonprofit, supporting organization, or funder, we are grateful for all that you do each and every day to tackle our communities' largest problems.
As The Helen J. Serini Foundation comes up to its five year anniversary, the Board of Directors is excited to take all that we've learned to date and use it to inspire and shape our direction for the next five years. Learn what that might look like, and how it will influence plans for our Fall 2017 Grant Cycle.