About the Foundation

The Dorothy B. Crooker Steves Foundation was established in 1998. It was the desire of Mrs. Steves that the funds be used exclusively for charitable purposes.


Geographic Focus:
The Dorothy B. Crooker Steves Foundation has generally restricted its funding to Lake County, Florida.

Types of Support:

  • Program
  • General Operating
  • Scholarships

No grants are made for capital improvements.

Eligibility Requirements:
The Trustees will consider all qualified applications received from organizations that are exempt from taxation under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501 (c)(3). If you are a 509 (a)(3) Supporting Organization, please be prepared to provide additional information.

Grant Cycle and Deadline Information:
The Foundation’s Trustees meet annually in June. May 1st is the deadline for submitting grant proposals to be considered at the annual meeting.

Grant Range:
The average grant size is between $2,500 to $7,500.