© 2023 by Gertrude C. Ford Foundation 

Dear Friends,

           Our foundation has had a very busy and rewarding year. We are sure you have noticed the many changes we have had over the year, the biggest being our relocation to 199 Charmant Drive, Suite 2, Ridgeland, MS 39157. We also have a new P.O. Box, P.O. Box 2778 Ridgeland, MS 39158. We have changed to an electronic grant request application form which you can find on our website, www.gertrudecford.com, and attached to this letter. Please send packages to our physical address and letters and proposals to our P.O. Box. If we have not returned your call after five business days please email us in case we did not receive your voicemail, due to the constant road construction on Lake Harbour Drive.

           We will have three deadlines for next years proposals (April 10th, July 10th, and November 6th) this is so we have time to process each request and respond back to you in a timely manner. The proposals are reviewed personally by our Foundation Board Members and they will either accept, deny, or place requests in a pending status. Your status will be made aware to you before the next deadline begins. You will be notified of their decision by both letter and email, so please make sure our staff is made aware of your representative’s contact information. Our staff will contact your representative and set up a meeting, if necessary, after the request has been reviewed. If you need to make an emergency request please contact Matthew Hartzog at matthew.hartzog@gertrudecford.com.

          Due to the overwhelming number of requests please respect our director’s privacy, and only contact Matthew Hartzog, Chief of Staff, at Matthew.hartzog@gertrudecford.com or Kara Bosworth, Administrative Assistant, at Kara.bosworth@gertrudecford.com. All meetings for the 2019 fiscal year can only be scheduled through Kara Bosworth and Matthew Hartzog. Without going through the proper channels your request will not be eligible for consideration, this will help ensure all requests are able to be reviewed in a timely manner. Have a Blessed New Years!



Matthew J. Hartzog

Matthew J. Hartzog, Chief of Staff

Kara A. Bosworth

Kara A. Bosworth, Administrative Assistant