- The deadline for grant submission is 5pm EST on April 1st of each year.
- If the deadline falls on a weekend, the grant is instead due the preceding Friday by 5pm EST. Late applications will not be considered. Applicants are encouraged to submit their completed applications in advance of the funding deadline.
Agencies may only submit one request per year. If an agency wants to discuss a grant idea with the foundation before proceeding with the grant request form, they are welcomed to do so. Gifts from the foundation are typically around $5,000.
The Foundation’s Board of Directors and Review Committee will determine if the request is compatible with the foundation’s objectives. An onsite visit to the agency may be required. Applicants will be notified in writing of the acceptance or rejection of their request. Any other discussion, indication of interest, or site visits from the foundation outside of that formal notification should not be construed as a commitment from the foundation.
Criteria considered when reviewing applications:
- Stability of the requesting organization
- Other financial support of the project and organization as a whole
- Future maintenance and funding needs of the project
Expectations of Grantees
Approved grantees must agree to conform to all conditions of the grant and use the funds only for the purpose for which the grant was gifted. Six months after acceptance, a Final Report of Grant Expenditure (editable MS Word document provided below) must be returned to the Foundation. An extension of this reporting deadline must be requested in advance. Future funding will not be considered if reports from previous grants are not completed.
The grant request form (editable MS Word document provided below) and other required documents (listed below) must be submitted either through the postal service or via email submission including scanned digital copies.
Required documents for each application:
- A current copy of the letter of exemption from Federal Income Taxes under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
- Certification that the applicant is not a private foundation under section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code
- A copy of the Internal revenue Service form 990 for the most recent year
- If the applicant is a unit of government, evidence of this
- The latest income statement and balance sheet as audited by a certified public accountant
- The name, email address and qualifications of the individual requesting and administering the grant
- A list of the Board of Directors, their addresses and occupations
- Current annual agency budget with year to date actual revenue and expenses
- Any helpful supporting materials, such as printed publications that describe the organization or program