The Dammann Fund, Inc.

What We Do


Supporting programs in independent living for the mentally ill and teen parenting

The Dammann Fund, Inc.* is committed to using its resources for the support of qualified charitable organizations operating programs in New York City, Southwestern Connecticut, Westchester, and Charlottesville, VA with a focus in any one or more of two areas:

  • Mental Health: Programs that foster independent living skills for the mentally ill.
  • Teen Parenting: Programs that enable development of parenting skills in young parents.

Grants are not made to individuals and they are not made for capital or annual campaigns, endowments, loans, conferences or travel. Grant recipients are eligible to receive funding for a single program for up to three consecutive years. However, a new application for funding is required each year.

The application process

Applications must be submitted online or postmarked for delivery to The Dammann Fund offices no later than June 30th . Final decisions are made in the fall and checks are mailed to successful applicants no later than December 1st . During the application review process, a site visit may be requested by one or more Members or Directors of The Dammann Fund.

Guidelines and requirements

  1. Your organization represents that is it a publicly-supported charitable organization and thus, not a private foundation within the meaning of Section 509 of the Code.
  2.  Your organization agrees not to expend any grant funds in such a way as to constitute a taxable expenditure as described in Section 4945 of the Code, including but not limited to the carrying on propaganda (i.e. lobbying) or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, or for any purpose other than one specified in Section 170(c)(2)(B) of the Code.