The Sarah Scaife Foundation is a grant making and giving services foundation that has helped establish and support influential right-wing policies in the United States. Scaife oversees four Scaife Foundations Sarah Scaife Foundation, Carthage Foundation, Allegheny Foundation and the Scaife Family Foundation. The Sarah Scaife Foundation s grant program is primarily directed toward public policy programs that address major domestic and international issues. Initial inquiries to the foundation should be in letter form, signed by the organization s president or authorized representative and have the approval of the organization s Board of Directors. The letter should include a description of the specific program for which funds are requested and a program budget and timetable. The Sarah Scaife Foundation is named for Richard Scaife s mother, Sarah Scaife, and is based in Pittsburgh.