The Marion E. Kenworthy-Sarah H. Swift Foundation was established by Dr. Kenworthy and her long time associate Sarah H. Swift, MSW, in 1962. Its purpose was and remains to advance mental and emotional health of young people under age 21 by making grants to support innovative programs that advance the mental health of young people through social work, psychiatry, preventive psychiatry and community mental health.
The Foundation emphasizes seed money for new programs as well as support for programs whose effectiveness is established. Research projects in the foundations area of interest are also accepted.
Previous awards can be seen at http://www.kenworthyswiftfoundation.org/examples-of-grants/.
Funding priorities of the foundation, which may be modified from time to time, include but are not limited to:
Eligible applicants are non profit organizations. No geographic restrictions are applied, but there is a preference for grants in the New York City tri-state area, particularly with regard to service projects where site visits may be deemed advisable. No grants to individuals.
The board of the Foundation reviews applications twice yearly in May and December. The deadlines for submitting a written application are March 31 and October 31, annually.
Award amounts vary. Historically, awards have been between $5,000 to $45,000 with most being in the $10,000 - $25,000 range.