Application Procedures

Between January 1 and May 1 of the year, submit a thorough request outlining the project or proposal.  The letter should be limited to three pages and include the following:

  • Legal name of organization, office and mailing address and phone number of applicant contact person.
  • Date of establishment and brief history.
  • Purpose of the grant.
  • Specific amount of grant requested with itemized budget information.
  • Identification of individuals administering the project or purpose of the grant.
  • Expected goals/outcomes and time frame for use of the grant.
  • A copy of the organization’s 501(c)(3) IRS determination letter.

 

The Foundation adheres to two deadlines for applications:

  • Proposals submitted by May 1 will receive a response either asking for additional information, or notice that the proposal will continue to be considered along with others, or notice that the proposal is declined.
  • Proposals submitted by August 1 will receive a response, but will not have the opportunity to submit additional information prior to board consideration.

The Foundation’s grants most often range in size from $10,000 to $35,000 and are expected to be used in the ensuing calendar year.  Grantees are expected to submit a closing report on the grant soon after the funds are used.


It is strongly recommended that grant applicants submit the initial proposal by May 1 so the Proposal Evaluation Committee can request additional information if necessary before the August 1 deadline for final submissions.