Andermax Grantmaking Guidelines
The Andermax Foundation grants money to organizations that qualify
as exempt organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue
Code and organizations exempt from taxation under Section 501(a) and
to individual researchers sponsored by a qualified organization. In selecting
grantees, The Andermax Foundation uses its mission statement as a
The mission of The Andermax Foundation is to enable healthy and
hope-filled lives for all individuals and families. To this end, the Foundation
supports efforts in three priority areas of giving:
The Foundation seeks to advance diagnostics and cures of major illnesses.
The Fightin’ Bob Fund, named after the founder’s husband who died of
colon cancer, distributes funds specifically to organizations improving
cancer diagnostics or developing a cure for cancer.
Nature and Arts
The Foundation believes there is tremendous power in the natural world
and creative arts (music, poetry, painting, etc.) to help children and adults
through life’s challenges and to empower all people with an inner source
of peace and hope that has far-reaching positive effects on individuals,
families, and communities. The Foundation has a special interest in
programs that use nature and the arts to physically, emotionally, and
spiritually heal individuals and families. We favor programs that help
bring people through major crises or transitions, grief, and chronic illnesses.
The Foundation has a special concern for people living in poverty,
especially children. The Foundation believes that each person has a right
and responsibility to obtain the skills and means to meet their own basic
needs and that communities have an obligation to share resources with
one another for the good of the whole. Priority is given to programs that
offer practical, sustainable fundamental improvements in communities that
enable the self-sufficiency of all people to meet basic needs of food, shelter,
safety, and a sense of hope and peace.
We consider grant requests for any dollar amount. Requests must include
a detailed description of your program. Your description must include who
will benefit, what the program contributes, the duration and location of the
program, long-term goals of the program, how it is administered, and the
operating budget of the program and parent organization. If the program
spends more than 10% of the budget on general and administrative costs,
please include a detailed explanation of why and whether or not there is
an option for this grant money to be used for program activities only.