2021 Grant Program

Application Guidelines 


Mildred’s Dream Foundation (MDF) is offering an opportunity to 501(c)3 non-profit organizations to apply for grants ranging from $10,000 to $25,000. These grants will be distributed to 501(c)3 applicants whose missions best align with MDF’s focus areas (detailed below) and clearly demonstrate how MDF funding will impact the communities they serve.


MDF was created in appreciation of the lifetime work of Mildred “Millie” Piltch. Millie’s passion for and commitment to making the world a better place was evident in everything she said and did. MDF is honored to continue her legacy of giving by contributing to worthy non-profits.


Grant application opens on Friday, July 9, 2021. All applications must be submitted by Friday, October 1, 2021, at 5:00 pm. Grant recipients will be announced in December 2021. Any incomplete applications will not be considered.

Focus Areas for Funding


Founded by her children, MDF honors Millie’s legacy of giving by providing financial support to organizations that address the following needs:

  • Physical and mental health and well-being and support for individuals and families affected by cancer, mental health issues, and other health issues.

  • Violence and abuse prevention and survivor support.

  • Education initiatives which promote access to education as well as a celebration of diversity and inclusion. 


In determining which organizations and programs to support, MDF considers:

  • Alignment to the MDF mission and at least one of the MDF focus areas

  • The impact and measurable outcomes within the community

  • Sustainability and financial viability


Important Documents & Links

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Application FAQs 

Application Budget Template

Please review the application prior to beginning the online form. You are unable to save incomplete applications.


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