Process

Grant Submission Deadlines.  

Spring cycle:  March 15

Fall Cycle: September 15

All proposals are due by 5 p.m.  Should a deadline fall on a weekend or holiday, proposals will be accepted until 5 p.m. on the first business day following. Mailed grants will be accepted if post-marked by the 15th.  Please note that we do not accept proposals via facsimile or email.

The Foundation strongly encourages telephone inquiries and, when possible, meetings or site visits will be scheduled.  By policy, individual officers and directors of the Foundation do not discuss potential applications with prospective grantees.  Proposals submitted without contacting the Foundation Executive Director before the grant deadlines will not receive priority consideration.  Any questions or concerns about your grant proposal or the process should be directed to the Executive Director.

How your proposal is evaluated.  The Executive Director reviews all proposals to determine eligibility under the Foundation guidelines, and to ensure that proposals are complete.  In some cases, the Executive Director may request additional information, but is not obligated to do so.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors meets each spring and fall and makes funding decisions as a group. Those decisions are communicated to applicants in writing by the Executive Director promptly following the Board’s meeting.

We regret that the volume of applications precludes the Foundation from critiquing unsuccessful proposals.

 

Your responsibilities as a grantee.  Grantees will be asked to report on their grants within 12 months following receipt of the Foundation’s final payment.  Final reports will cover:

  • Project outcomes
  • Budgetary outcomes
  • Timeline outcomes