The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc. was created 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 2013 grant program the Foundation approved approximately 120 grants totaling approximately $1,515,000.
The Foundation makes grants to organizations that fulfill one or more of the following purposes -- Education, Children's Welfare, Medical Care, Medical Research and Jewish Philanthropic Endeavors. Each grant recipient must be tax exempt 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. Application for a Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation grant is by invitation only. Unsolicited grant applications are not considered.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 if it has never received a grant from us, or if it has previously received a grant from us but did not receive a grant during our 2013 grant program, your organization must be registered in our web-based grants management system and it must submit a short Preliminary Inquiry no later than 5:00 PM EST on March 31, 2014, to be considered as a possible candidate for our 2014 grant program. As we no longer accept grant inquiries by letter or email, this is the sole method to let us know that you wish to have us consider your organization for inclusion in our 2014 grant program, unless your organization received a grant from us during 2013. Organizations that received a grant from us during 2013 and that are not otherwise ineligible for a grant in 2014 because of their receipt of a grant from us in each of the last five consecutive years will be automatically considered as possible candidates for our 2014 grant program. Such automatically considered organizations should not submit a Preliminary Inquiry.
If you wish to submit a Preliminary Inquiry, and if your organization is already registered in our online grant system, log onto the grant system by clicking the On Line Grant System button on the left side 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 an Application Status page. On the left side of that page click the "Apply" button, then click the "Preliminary Inquiry - 2014" link and answer the questions that will appear. Your answers to those questions will comprise your Preliminary Inquiry. The deadline to submit the Preliminary Inquiry is 5:00 PM EST on March 31, 2014. 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.
If you wish to submit a Preliminary Inquiry and if your organization is not yet registered in our online grant systemplease click here, then click on the button labeled, "Create New Account" that will appear on that page. Once you complete the registration process there will be several additional questions, the answers to which will comprise your Preliminary Inquiry. The deadline to submit your Preliminary Inquiry is 5:00 PM EST on March 31, 2014. After completing the registration process and 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 register your organization, please do not register with us again for the same organization, or for a different organization using the same tax ID number.
If your organization is invited to apply for Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc. grant, the invitation is not a commitment by the Foundation to make a grant. Grants are made solely in the discretion of the Foundation's board of directors after review of a complete application package.
Nothing contained on our websites 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 and grant notifications only by letter or e-mail signed by the President of the Foundation.
Thank you for your interest in The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc.