Frequently Asked Questions:

> Other than the information requested in the Guidelines, do we need to send additional information when submitting a grant request?

  • No, please only send the information that is being requested.
  • Please read the Guidelines and Procedures carefully and ensure that you have submitted everything that is requested – i.e., Financials, Budgets, List of Directors, Project Budget.
  • We will contact you if we require additional information. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

> If the organization is not a 501(c)(3), may the application still be submitted?

  • The Foundation will only award grants to organizations that are exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • In addition, the organization must be qualified as 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) and such designation must appear on the IRS Determination letter. If the organization is a 509(a)(3), additional paperwork and a legal opinion is required.
  • The Foundation will not award grants to individuals.
  • The Foundation will not award grants to for-profit organizations.

> Does the foundation award multi-year grants?

  • No, the foundation does not award multi-year grants.
  • Only single year proposals will be considered.
  • An organization must re-apply for funding each calendar year.

> When will the organization be notified regarding the review of their grant?

  • Within sixty (60) days after a deadline, the organization should be notified whether the request was funded.
  • Please refer to the Guidelines and Funding Schedule pages for exact dates.

> Is it possible for an organization to apply for funding more than once a year?

No, organizations can only submit one request per calendar year

> If the organization is a start-up nonprofit or has been operating less than a year, is the organization eligible to apply for funding?

No, organizations can only apply for funding if they have been operating for more than a year.

> Does the foundation fund pilot programs?

No, the program must be a year or more in existence and have proven results.

>What is the range of the grants being awarded?

Grants range from $5,000 and up.

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