The SunDial Foundation, Inc.
"Be the change you wish to see in the world."
-- Gandhi
DISSOLUTION Dissolution Of The SunDial Foundation, Inc.:
After twenty remarkable and meaningful years, The SunDial Foundation, Inc. will be dissolved as of December 31, 2017. My husband and I have identified a more effective and efficient way to continue financial support for deserving organizations. Therefore, as of November 30, 2017, we no longer are accepting new grant proposals or requests. We wish to thank everyone who has been touched by the Foundation for their on-going interest and support. We are proud and grateful that we have been fortunate enough to grant more than $500,000 to over forty deserving and wonderful non-profit organizations since 1998. Because of our “hands on” approach to the grant process, we have been able to witness and experience the many good programs that our funds have helped to improve the lives of so many people. We could not ask for more.

Thank You All So Much,
Helaine Mario, President
The SunDial Foundation, Inc.
Original Mission The Mission of the SunDial Foundation, Inc., a 501c(3) foundation established in April 1998 in honor of my parents, Gerard & Helaine Swarbrick, is to contribute funds to 501c(3) organizations that primarily benefit women, children, and families with special needs in the greater Washington, DC, community or support national/international relief programs. The Foundation supports inner city food banks, education, health, shelter, child protection, the arts and economic development, with an emphasis on programs that promote dignity, independence and safety, and combat poverty, hunger, sickness and homelessness.

Every child's life is precious. Every child deserves to be housed and fed, to be educated and healthy, to be safe, respected and loved. Every family needs and deserves a sense of dignity, pride and hope. Since its inception, Sundial has given more than one quarter million dollars to families in need.

To obtain additional information regarding the SunDial Foundation, Inc., please contact:
Helaine Mario, President
The SunDial Foundation, Inc.
2411 North Woodrow St.
Arlington, VA 22207

Grant Submission

Requirements/Guidelines for Submitting Grant Proposals to the SunDial Foundation:

SunDial is very unusual in that we do not rely on grant requests to choose our beneficiaries. Rather, we proactively seek out organizations that seem to be a good fit with our mission, and carefully research their programs. Many of these organizations are local and very small, and often have a greater need than the more well-established programs. For these organizations, even a $500 grant can make a huge difference.

We are loyal to our long-term recipients by offering continuing support. However, we do make a serious effort to add 2-3 new organizations every year, with a first-time grant limit of $500. We wish it could be more, but since we are a very small foundation, the funding is simply not available.

With the understanding that SunDial only will be accepting a very small number of new grantees in the coming months, your organization is welcome to submit a formal grant proposal letter that includes a detailed description of your mission and program, the amount of the grant request, not to exceed $500, and any pertinent printed material or brochures. You must be a 501 c3 organization that benefits women, children, or families with special needs, and understand that the grant funds cannot be used for operating costs. Proposals can be mailed to the Contact address listed above.

Previous Grants Typical contributions range from $500 to $1500. Contributions made by The SunDial Foundation, Inc., 1998 through Winter 2017:
American Red Cross/Crisis Relief
Arlington Food Assistance Program
Arlington Free Clinic/Mammograms
Boston Rescue Mission, MA
Boys & Girls Clubs of DC & FL
Bright Beginnings, DC
Capital Area Community Food Bank
Camp4Kids: 4 camps, at-risk kids
Camp Casey: kids cancer/horses
Carpenter's Shelter, VA
Christmas in April: homelessness
Childhelp, VA
Chessie's Accessible Playground
Child Justice
Children's National Medical Center:
(AIDS, Generations, Child Protection,
Clinics, NICU, Mobile Units)
Child Protection Center, Sarasota FL
College Bound
Community of Hope, Mammograms
Community Ministry of Mont. Co.
Crossroads Family Shelter, Boston
Cure Autism Now
DC KIDS: foster care
DC Central Kitchen
DC Diaper Bank
Doorways for women & families, VA
Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids
Food 4 Families, Thanksgiving/Dec 25
Food Bus, Inc.
Garfield Rec Center, DC
Gilda's Club, cancer support
Habitat for Humanity, VA
Hand to Hand, families in crisis
Heifer International: African self-help
Help the Homeless Walk, DC
Hole in the Wall Gang Camp
Hoop Dreams: inner city scholarships
House of Ruth, domestic violence
Hurricane relief, Katrina & Sandy
Jill's House, special needs children
Justice for Children: abuse, neglect
Kennedy Center Outreach, DC
Kid's Coats/Alliance Hispanic Health
Levine School of Music, scholarship
Little Blue House
Music Summer Camp, Salvation Army
Make A Wish Foundation
Make It Right/Housing, NOLA's 9th
Mary House: housing for families
Martha's Table
My Sister's Place, domestic violence
Multiple Sclerosis: Women's programs
National Mental Health Awareness
NoVa Therapeutic Riding
Operation Purple Camp (military kids)
Pediatric Brain Cancer Research
Playtime Project (homeless children)
Project Harvest
Project PJs, founded by SunDial Foundation (bears, books & pajamas)
Race for the Cure
Recordings for the Blind
St. Ann's Infant & Maternity Home
Suited for Change: suits for women
SOME: So Others Might Eat
Save the Children, local & international
THEARC: Theater; BoysGirls Clubs; & Grandparents Program
Therapeutic Riding, 4-H
Toyland (Salvation Army)
Turning Point Center,women & children
Valley Hospital NICU
Washington Area Women's Foundation
Washington Ballet/low income families
Yellow Ribbon Fund
Tax Exemption

The tax-exempt # of The SunDial Foundation, Inc., is 52 208 1334. Donors may deduct contributions to The SunDial Foundation, Inc., as provided in section 170 of the Internal Revenue Code. Contribution deductions are allowable to donors only to the extent that their contributions are gifts, with no consideration received.

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