How to Apply for a Grant

Scott R. MacKenzie Foundation – dedicated to advancing cures through medical research.

Jacksonville’s Scott R. MacKenzie Foundation offers grants for genetic research

The Scott R. MacKenzie Foundation is a private foundation qualified under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code. It was established for the general purpose of funding initiatives to advance cures for specific diseases through genome research. The Foundation will only consider funding grants to qualified organizations operating in the United States that are qualified tax-exempt organizations with charitable purposes as qualified under section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code. All grants will be reviewed to ensure the request meets the Foundation’s criteria, legal and regulatory compliance requirements. If you have a question, please contact us.

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Timeline for Application Process

Applicants must have been in operation for more than five years in order to receive funding from the Foundation.

January 1

Eligibility Form

Initial Application Submission (Accepted January 1 – April 30) ​ 

April 30

Initial Grant Application DUE

Foundation review through
May 31

June 30

Final Grant Application DUE​

Foundation review through September 30 

December 15

Grants Distributed

Accepted grant applications will be distributed by December 15 

Initial Grant Application

The Initial Grant Application will facilitate preliminary determination of whether your organization’s needs are consistent with our Mission. Please Note: We are NOT MacKenzie Scott or Dan Jewett. All completed Initial Grant Applications must be submitted by April 30 for consideration in that year. Email to or mail to 2518 Park Street, Suite 2, Jacksonville, FL 32204. Must be postmarked by April 30th.

By submitting the Initial Grant Application, you reaffirm your agreement to the Terms Of Use and Privacy Policy of this website. By use of this website, you agreed to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy for the Foundation. Please read the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Any information you submit to the Foundation will be considered in accordance with the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You will be notified of declination or acceptance by May 31. If your Initial Grant Application is approved for consideration, you will receive a link to download and submit the Final Grant Application which is due by June 30.

Final Grant Application

The Foundation will review and respond to each Final Grant Application. If additional information or clarification is needed, you will be contacted.

During this process, we may ask you to have a representative from your organization make a presentation or may request your organization to provide a facility tour. The Final Grant Application must be submitted by June 30. We welcome any questions during this process. Once our due diligence is completed, you will be contacted regarding declination or acceptance. If accepted, you will be notified and additional information may be required to facilitate the distribution of funds.