Due to the large number of requests received, the Foundation is unable to accommodate every request. Therefore, the Foundation must be selective in choosing schools and non-profit organizations that are within our specific mission and areas of interest, as well as meet the specifications of our guidelines. Currently, The Hamels Foundation accepts grant requests on an invitation-only basis from educational institutions serving grades K-12 and non-profit organizations whose primary focus is on children and young adults age 18 and under. Effective June 2017, only schools and organizations that are invited to apply will receive consideration for funding.