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The Mayer Foundation was incorporated in March 2002 as a New York nonprofit corporation.

The core mission of the Foundation is as follows:

1. to make economic relief grants to needy individuals who are distressed or suffering as a result of poverty, low income or lack of financial resources, including as a result of natural or civil disasters, or from temporary impoverishment, loss of employment, death of incapacity of a family wage earner or damage to home and property to provide health care to those who cannot afford health care or whose health insurance or financial resources are insufficient to cover medial needs;

2. to make grants to other IRS 501(C)(3) organizations for educational, literary, cultural, humanitarian, scientific, health-care related and other charitable purposes; and

3. to award scholarship benefits and student aid to high school, college or graduate school students to enable the recipients to complete an undergraduate or graduate education in the field of their choice at the college or graduate school of their choice.


Please note, the Mayer Foundation makes grants to individuals and private foundations. While we gladly accept unsolicited applications, we regret that we cannot respond to or acknowledge every application.

Geographic Focus: New York City

Grant Sizes: Grant sizes vary but generally range around $2,000 per grant.

IRS Form 990: The Mayer Foundation's Form 990-PF can be viewed using Adobe's Acrobat Reader, which is available free of charge from the Adobe Web site.

View the Mayer Foundation's 2022 Form 990-PF

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