What kind of projects do you fund?

The Revson Foundation makes grants to registered nonprofits in the United States and Israel in four programs: Urban AffairsJewish LifeBiomedical Research; and Education. For a comprehensive list of our grants organized by program and year, please see the Grants section.

What do you NOT fund?

The Revson Foundation does not support individuals; film projects; projects located outside of the United States or Israel; endowments; capital or building campaigns; fundraising dinner events; national or local health appeals; book projects; research grants or scholarships for individuals; and biomedical research projects (except within our fellowships programs).

What percentage of Foundation grants originate from letters of inquiry?

An extremely small percentage.

What are your deadlines?

Revson evaluates letters of inquiry as they are submitted throughout the year. 

If you have been invited to apply for a grant, a Program Officer will reach out to you with instructions.  

How do I apply for a grant?

Applications are by invitation only, but you are welcome to submit a Letter of Inquiry. Please see Letter of Inquiry. 

Can I meet with Foundation staff regarding my organization?

Given our small staff, we regret that we are unable to hold informational meetings with prospective grantees. Upon receipt of a letter of inquiry, staff may choose to contact applicants.

How do I make specific inquiries of Revson Foundation staff?

Please send your inquiries to info@revsonfoundation.org; they will be directed to the appropriate staff member.

What is the range of grant awards?

Grant amounts depend on the nature of the project. Please see the Grants section for a comprehensive list.

Does the Revson Foundation award multi-year funding?

Yes, depending upon the project.

How can I apply for a fellowship?

All Revson-funded fellowships are administered by their sponsoring organization. You can read more about the fellowship programs in the Fellowships section, but please contact the sponsoring organization for information about the application process. Please do not contact the Revson office regarding fellowship applications.

We do not grant scholarships or stipends to individual applicants.

Our letter of inquiry was declined. May we resubmit?

Organizations should not submit a letter of inquiry for the same project. An organization may submit a letter of inquiry for a different project after one year since the initial inquiry.

Is the Revson Foundation affiliated with Revlon cosmetics?

Charles H. Revson was the founder of Revlon, but the Foundation is not affiliated with the company. The number for Revlon Customer Care is 1-800-473-8566.