Successful grant proposals will include the following:

  • A brief description of the organization, including its mission and history.
  • A concise description of the project, including specific purposes for which requested funds will be used.
  • A detailed financial plan for the project, including the total cost, the specific amount requested, the amount raised to date, an estimate of post-completion operating costs and how those costs will be funded. 
  • A financial plan for sustaining the organization/program after the grant.
  • A copy of the organization’s current operating budget and its most recent financial statement.
  • A list of the organization’s current governing board and its officers.
  • A copy of the organization’s IRS certification indicating that the organization is exempt under Section 501(c)(3) and is not classified as a private foundation as defined in Section 509(a).
  • A cover letter from an official of the organization stating the organization has formally approved the proposed program.

All proposals are evaluated on the basis of clearly stated objectives and adherence to the guidelines listed above.

The Mary Morton Parsons Foundation does not require a standard application form.