The Merancas Foundation, Inc is making a difference
one at a time by financially supporting
nonprofit organizations close to home
that prepare children to become productive adults and help adults
in need become self-sufficient.
its inception in 1989 the foundation has focused its giving to
nonprofit organizations in
the Charlotte, North Carolina region,
home of the founders. To reflect the geographic expansion of
the Board, as several family members have relocated outside of
Carolina, the foundation has expanded its giving to two additional
geographic areas, namely Georgia and New Jersey. This will enable
the foundation to broaden its reach while continuing to comply
with its mission statement of supporting nonprofit organizations
close to home.
It is the wish of the founders that no funds will be used to
promote religion, politics or the arts. Therefore no grants
will be made
for these purposes. However, since we realize that notable charitable
work is often done by religion based organizations, we will support
their specific programs as long as they do not promote religion.
The Merancas Foundation, Inc. awards grants to qualified nonprofit
organizations with specific identifiable needs in one or more
of the following areas:
Social Services (Food, Shelter and Clothing)
Health and Welfare
English as Second Language
are only made to non-profit, charitable organizations that are
exempt under section 501 C (3) of the
Internal Revenue Code.
No grants will be made to individuals or for political or
name: The Merancas
existance since: 1989
members: Johanna K. and Cornelis Mermans
of foundation: family foundation, charitable
Cornelis Mermans (President)
Johanna K. Mermans (Vice President)
Jennifer Mermans (Secretary)
of interest: youth
services; social services (food,shelter and clothing); health
and welfare; children's education;
vocational training; English as second language, disaster
Carolina, Georgia, New Jersey
of support: annual campaigns, capital campaigns.
support for arts, political or religious organizations;
no grants to individuals.
requirements: A proposal/letter
of request indicating how your goals allign with ours, indicating
a need, amount of money requested, and how it will be used. Please
include current financial statements, proof of 501(c)3 status and
any other documentation that would be helpful in our assessment. Applications should be sent to closest office location.
Please note the following dates:
Application Due Dates: February / August
Board Meetings: March / September
Funding Distribution: April / October