Frequently Asked Questions
- How do we apply for a monetary grant from the Masimo Foundation?
First, review our mission, focus areas and grant-making guidelines to make certain that your organization meets our requirements. If so, you may submit a letter of inquiry to the Foundation Administrator. Review the Letter of Inquiry Checklist for more details.
- Are there minimum or maximum dollar amounts for grants? Do you make multi-year grants?
Generally, the Masimo Foundation prefers to make grants of $25,000 or more. However, we will consider grants for amounts of $5,000 or more. We will also consider multi-year grants.
- Can we meet with someone to discuss a possible proposal for a monetary grant?
The first step in the process is to submit a letter of inquiry to the Foundation Administrator. Review the Letter of Inquiry Checklist for instructions regarding how to prepare and submit this letter. If the Foundation decides to invite your organization to apply for a grant, based on your letter of inquiry, the Foundation will contact you to provide necessary forms and other information. At this point, the Foundation Administrator will also be available to answer your questions and discuss your request.
- How will we know if our letter of inquiry was received?
We acknowledge all letters of inquiry by email within 30 days of receipt. Please be sure to provide complete contact information in your letter of inquiry so that we can reach you.
- Do you provide grants to fund general operating expenses?
The Foundation will consider general operating expenses on a case-by-case basis.
- Are there any areas in which you don’t make grants?
We consider grants that meet our guidelines and reflect our mission. We do not make grants to other private foundations, donor advised funds, or individuals. Individuals who want to apply for a grant should do so through the institution where they are conducting research or otherwise affiliated. The Foundation will not sponsor charity, corporate, or sports events; nor will it purchase tickets or tables to fundraising events, or support political campaigns or lobbying efforts. Generally, the Foundation does not sponsor conferences.
- What is the deadline for submitting letters of inquiry and how often do you make grants?
We accept letters of inquiry and subsequent applications throughout the year. There are no set deadlines. Similarly, there are no predetermined dates for making grants.
- What happens after we submit a letter of inquiry?
The Foundation carefully considers all letters of inquiry. In some instances, the Foundation Administrator may contact you to request additional information. If the Foundation decides that your request fits within its guidelines and has the potential to advance its mission, you will be invited to apply and provided necessary instructions. If not, you will receive notification via email that we are unable to consider a grant request from your organization at the current time.
- We are a new organization that doesn’t have final 501(c)(3) status yet. May we still submit a letter of inquiry?
Agencies with a “preliminary ruling” letter from the IRS are eligible for consideration. You might also investigate the possibility of aligning with an existing agency that is already recognized as a public charity and would agree to serve as a fiscal agent for your request.
- If our organization is a U.S. non-profit, do we still have to have a 501(c)(3) designation?
While there are various types of non-profit organizations under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code, the Masimo Foundation only makes grants to those with a 501(c)(3) designation. In the case of an international charity, the Foundation will consider grants to organizations that can provide a U.S. Certificate of Equivalency or an agreement to allow the Foundation to exercise expenditure responsibility as defined by Internal Revenue Code.
- Do you provide grants to individuals?
No. Individuals applying for a grant must do so through a qualified organization. Review our Grant-Making Guidelines for more details.
- How do I contact the Masimo Foundation?
Letters of inquiry and other correspondence should be sent to:
Glenn Parrish, Administrator
C/O The Masimo Foundation
1901 East Fourth Street, Suite 100
Santa Ana, CA 92705