GRANTS, SPONSORSHIP & SMALL GIFTS for 2021

Even though the COVID-19 Pandemic still among us in 2021, SIAB members are hard at work to help those in need in our community.

With help from our members and some fundraising events coming later in the year, we will begin to accept request for donations.

At the present time we are accepting requests for Sponsorship and Small Gifts (<$1,500). As detailed below, follow the requirements listed and submit the request form found here in our website. Funds are limited, requests will be consider on a first-come first-serve basis and will be reviewed and approved per our Operating Procedures.

We will be also accepting request for our Major Grant of $20,000. Please review the qualification requirements and submit the application found here in our website. Applications must be submitted by midnight of July 31st. The issue of such grant will be in mid to late September. Exact date TBD based on Scheduled Fundraising Dates and will be announced in the coming months.

Italo A. Liberatore
Charitable Giving Chair


The Society of Italian American Businessmen (SIAB) exists as an association of its members to promote the Italian-American culture and heritage, to undertake such acts of charity and community service as the members deem advisable, and to make donations to registered, qualified non-profits and charities from the net proceeds through its fundraising initiatives held throughout the year.

The SIAB is committed to being meaningfully involved in the Harford County communities where our members live, work, or worship. The SIAB’s charitable giving focuses on education, healthcare and human services, as well as organizations that support a vibrant community. The SIAB defines health and human services as charities that provide social programs, resources, and/or support to citizens in need in Harford County.

Eligibility
In order for an organization to be considered, it must meet the following criteria:

  • Organizations must be a registered 501 (c)(3) Charitable Organization
  • Organizations must be focused on one or more of the following areas: education, youth, social issues, community need, cultural awareness, healthcare, emergency/disaster relief
  • Organizations must have a physical presence and/or provide services in Harford County, Maryland

How to Apply
Throughout the year, the SIAB will announce the availability of Grant, Scholarship and Sponsorship opportunities for eligible organizations.  The Grants and Scholarships will be announced specifically as to their amount and purpose, and only applications for those exact amounts and purpose will be accepted.  The availability of these grants and scholarships will be posted on the SIAB’s web site.

Sponsorships and small gifts for urgent needs are offered on an ongoing basis, subject to availability and SIAB approval.  The applicant must state a specific amount and purpose for the request (for example, “$500 for Gold Star Patron at a gala”, “$800 to fix the roof at the shelter”).  A general request for an unspecified donation will not be considered.  These donations may not exceed $1500.

Applicants interested in academic Scholarships are invited to visit the “Scholarship Opportunities” section of SIAB’s website.  Applicants interested in a Grant or Sponsorship/Small gift must apply with the Request Form also found on the SIAB website.  The form may be submitted electronically or by mailing the completed form to the SIAB post office box.

Applications are initially reviewed for their eligibility, and appropriate requests will be further considered in the course of SIAB’s normal business proceedings.

Organizations that receive a donation of $5,000 or more from SIAB may not apply for another grant for $5,000 or more in the same calendar year in which the first grant was paid.  Sponsorship requests from these organizations, however, are allowed.  Any donation made by SIAB may not be made to an individual, or on behalf of an individual to help fulfill a personal pledge or fundraising goal.  All donations are paid directly to the charitable organization.

Sponsorship & Contribution Grant Request Form
(Fill out and print, or email to info@thesiab.org)