The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc., was established 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 2020 grant program, the Foundation approved grants totaling $2,536,800 to 123 different organizations.
The Foundation makes grants to organizations that operate in one or more of the following subject areas: Education, Children’s Welfare, Medical Care, Medical Research, and Jewish Philanthropic Endeavors. Each grant recipient must be a tax-exempt entity 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 wishes to be considered for funding during our 2021 grant program, and if it did not receive a grant from us during our 2020 grant program, your organization must be one of the first sixty organizations to submit a short Preliminary Inquiry to us through our online grants management system. Each such organization may submit only one Preliminary Inquiry.
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 during our 2021 grant program unless your organization was approved for a grant from us during 2020. Organizations that we approved for a grant during 2020 and that are not ineligible for a grant in 2021 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 candidates for our 2021 grant program. Such automatically considered organizations should not submit a Preliminary Inquiry. We will be in touch with those automatically considered organizations between May 3, 2021, and May 14, 2021. If we approved your organization for a grant during 2020, and if that grant was not the fifth grant you received from us during the last five years, and you have not yet heard from us by May 17, 2021, with respect to our 2021 grant program, please send us a short email to advise of that fact.
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 top of this page labeled “Online Grant System,” then click on the button labeled, “Create New Account” that will appear on the grant system’s login 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 work on and submit your Preliminary Inquiry is January 19, 2021, at 10:00 AM EST and the deadline to submit your Preliminary Inquiry is 5:00 PM EST on March 30, 2021, unless sixty Preliminary Inquiries are submitted before that date, in which case submission of Preliminary Inquiries closes when the sixtieth Preliminary Inquiry is submitted.
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 Were Not Approved for a Grant During 2020
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 Online Grant System button on the top 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 the grant system’s Home (Applicant Dashboard) page. On the top of that page, click the “Apply” button, then click the “Preliminary Inquiry - 2021” link on the “Apply” page and answer the questions that will appear. Your answers to those questions will comprise your Preliminary Inquiry. The first day you are permitted to work on and submit your Preliminary Inquiry is January 19, 2021, at 10:00 AM EST. The deadline to submit the Preliminary Inquiry is 5:00 PM EST on March 30, 2021, unless sixty Preliminary Inquiries are submitted before that date, in which case submission of Preliminary Inquiries closes when the sixtieth Preliminary Inquiry is submitted.
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 an 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 at the discretion of the Foundation’s board of directors after a review of a complete application package.
We do not accept funding requests by letter, email, fax, or telephone. Funding requests 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 email signed by the President of the Foundation.
Thank you for your interest in The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc.