Mary Chilton DAR Foundation

Dorothy Day Davenport Grant

Background

The Mary Chilton DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) Foundation has created the "Dorothy Day Davenport Grant" to advance the organization's objectives as identified by the Sioux Falls Mary Chilton Chapter NSDAR. This grant emphasizes local grant-making, further fulfilling the civic wishes of the Foundation's benefactor, Dorothy Day Davenport. Dorothy's wishes, as stated in her bequest, were "to make Sioux Falls a better and happier place" through DAR's mission of promoting historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Dorothy Day Davenport was an original, founding member in 1915 of the local Mary Chilton Chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Dorothy's father, Charles Day, was the Editor and a major owner of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, where Dorothy served as a member of the Board of Directors and President. Her bequest to the Chapter made possible the formation of its Foundation in 1987.

Plan

Each year, a single award of $50,000 will be made to a Sioux Falls tax-exempt, nonprofit or civic organization. The successful grant applicant will be chosen annually based on their project involving historic preservation, education, or patriotism meeting the purposes of the Mary Chilton Chapter and wishes of its Foundation benefactor, Dorothy Day Davenport, in a most exemplary manner. The successful applicant's project will provide for this to be the case using the funds awarded by the Mary Chilton DAR Foundation in her honor.

Purpose

The purpose of the Dorothy Day Davenport Grant is to accomplish or substantially aid in the accomplishment of a significant mission-based project for local historic preservation, education, or patriotic benefits. The Mary Chilton Chapter and DAR Foundation would be involved and recognized as a community partner with the applicant and other organizations as may be the case.

Procedure

In January each year a "Request for Proposals" will be issued for eligible applicant organizations to submit an application for the Mary Chilton Chapter NSDAR "Dorothy Day Davenport Grant" with an application deadline of March 31. Letters of Interest are encouraged. The selected Grant Recipient will be announced in the summer.

Recognition

Recognition of the selected Dorothy Day Davenport Grant recipient organization will include a hosted event with special acknowledgements provided at that time.

Requirements

Applicants must complete the Mary Chilton DAR Foundation Dorothy Day Davenport Grant Application Form as supplied and submit all required documents as described in the "Dorothy Day Davenport Grant" instructions. Other Foundation requirements of the applicant and grant policies as found on this website also apply.

Application Form and Instructions

The Grant Application Form must be printed and mailed (Do not send via certified mail). The Grant Application Form cannot be submitted electronically. When completing the Grant Application please refer to the Grant Application Instructions. The Foundation strongly recommends separately printing a copy of the Application Instructions for use when completing the Grant Application.

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Dorothy Day Davenport Grant Application Form

Request for Proposals

Additional information about the application process and requirements for the Mary Chilton Chapter NSDAR "Dorothy Day Davenport Grant"

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Dorothy Day Davenport Grant Request for Proposals

Submission of Application

An application package consists of a completed Grant Application Form with original signature(s) and any additional materials plus six (6) photocopies of the completed application including any additional materials for a total of seven (7).
The original Grant Application Form and six copies of the application should be sent by U.S. mail to the Foundation at the following address:

Mary Chilton DAR Foundation
PO Box 90716
Sioux Falls, SD 57109-0716

Policies Regarding Grants

All grants must meet and comply with the policies established by the Foundation.

Click Here for Foundation Grant Policies.

For More Information

Inquiries related to the Mary Chilton DAR Foundation Dorothy Day Davenport Grant should be directed to:

Judy Goetz, Grant Chair
Telephone: 605-413-3798
Email: jgoetz6970@gmail.com

All other inquiries related to the Mary Chilton DAR Foundation's grant-making policies and procedures should be directed to:

Mary Chilton DAR Foundation
PO Box 90716
Sioux Falls, SD 57109-0716
605-335-0794

www.dar-marychiltonfoundation.org

The Foundation does not have a full time staff. Responses to questions can be expected within 5-7 days.

 

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