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 2012 grant program, the Foundation made approximately 120 grants totalling approximately $1,400,000.
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 from us during 2012, your organization must register in our web-based grants management system and submit a short Preliminary Inquiry to be considered as a possible candidate for our 2013 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 2013 grant program, unless your organization received a grant from us during 2012. If your organization did receive a grant from us during 2012, it does not need to register in our web-based grants management system or submit a Preliminary Inquiry at this time, although we may request that it do so later this year.
In order to register your organization with us and submit your Preliminary Inquiry please visit our grant management system's registration pages and submit your answers to all the questions found there no later than March 29, 2013. To register in our system and submit your Preliminary Inquiry, please 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. After completing the registration process and submitting your Preliminary Inquiry, you will receive a confirming email advising when you will hear from us again. Once you register, 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 an authorized officer of the Foundation.
Thank you for your interest in The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc.