Valentine Perry Snyder Fund


In her will, Mrs. Sheba Torbert Snyder made provisions to establish the Valentine Perry Snyder Fund in honor of her late husband. Upon Mrs. Snyder’s death in 1942, the Fund was established.

Funding Interests:
Youth, human services, job training, and public affairs

Geographic Focus:
New York City

No grants are made to individuals or for research, scholarships or fellowships, matching gifts or loans.

Organizations must have annual budgets under $1 million. Organizations must be classified by the Internal Revenue Service as public charities and tax-exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.

A minimum of three years must elapse between successful grant applications.

Grant Cycle:
The annual deadline for receiving proposals is September 1. Please do not submit proposals earlier than July 15. Proposals are reviewed during the fall with grant decisions made in December.

Type of Support:
General operating and capacity building support

JPMorgan Chase Relationship:
Sole Trustee


Please include the following items in your organization’s request:

1. Proposal (maximum of three pages, 12 pt. font, normal margins) which includes:

a. Overview of the organization (i.e., primary goals, needs or problems being addressed, population served)
b. Description of the project for which you are seeking support

i. Statement of purpose and the needs being addressed by the project
ii. Population served and how they will benefit from the project
iii. Project timeline/anticipated project duration

c. Brief biography of the executive director and key project staff

2. Project budget

a. If it is a two-year request, please include a two-year projected budget
b. Include a list of foundation, corporate and other support applied to the budget

3. Current fiscal year organizational budget

a. Also include a projected budget for upcoming year (if available)
b. Indicate if the organization has an endowment

i. Quote the most recent value of the corpus
ii. Indicate if the funds are permanently restricted or board restricted

4. List of foundation and corporate supporters

a. Include a list of funders for the current fiscal year
b. Also provide a list from the most recently completed fiscal year
c. Include foundation and corporation names and amounts

5. Most recently completed IRS Form 990 or Form 990EZ. If your organization conducts an audit or review, submit that as well.

6. List of board members

a. Include affiliations (employer)
b. Include years of service

Please note:
All applications to the
Valentine Perry Snyder Fund
must be submitted online.


Total 2022 Contributions: $490,000

Andromeda Community Initiative, Inc, Long Island City, NY
$30,000 for the Construction Career Pathway Program

Broadway Community, Inc, New York, NY
$25,000 for general support

DREAM! (Dare to Revitalize Education Through Arts & Education), Bronx, NY
$25,000 as the first installment for general operating support

Faith in New York, Corona, NY
$25,000 as the final installment for the Youth Leadership Development Program

Hidden Water, Inc, New York, NY
$25,000 as the first installment for Program Expansion: Re-introducing In-person Program Circles in Brooklyn

Josephine Herrick Project, New York, NY
$25,000 as the final installment for general support

Justice for Families, LTD, Bronx, NY
$30,000 for general operating support

Open Hands Legal Services, New York, NY
$40,000 for Legal Aid Desk expansion

PowHer New York, Inc, New York, NY
$50,000 for PowHer New York in New York City

Qualitas of Life Foundation, New York, NY
$25,000 as the first installment for general operating support

READ 718, Brooklyn, NY
$25,000 for general operating support

Teachers Unite, New York, NY
$25,000 for general operating support

The Urban Outreach Center of New York City, Inc, New York, NY
$25,000 as the first installment for general operating support

Unchained At Last, Westfield, NJ
40,000 as the first installment for Marriage, Orthodoxy and a Vision of Empowerment (MOVE)

Van Cortlandt Park Alliance, Bronx, NY
$25,000 as the final installment Environmental Education Programs

WARM, Inc, New York, NY
$25,000 as the final installment Expansion of Safety and Independence Services for Victims of Domestic Violence

Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls, New York, NY
$25,000 for the 2023 Music Education Programs

Contact Information

All application materials must be submitted online.

All correspondence, including receipts and reports, should be addressed to the appropriate contact person.