How do I know if my organization is eligible to apply for a grant?
You must be a 501(c)3 organization, a non-profit foundation, educational or government entity.
When do I need to submit my application?
Applications for grants over $25,000 must be submitted prior to the March 1st or Sept. 1st deadline. All other grant requests can be submitted at any time.
GRANT REVISION – Please note that the grant deadlines of September 1 and March 1 only apply to grants that are for $25,000 or more. If your request is for less than $25,000 you can submit it at any time, please allow about 30-60 days for review.
Which part of the application should I fill out?
If you are requesting less than $25,000, you may only be required to submit Phase I of the application process.
If you are requesting more than $25,000, you may be required to submit a completed application.
What is Phase I?
Grants that are less than $25,000 from qualified 501(c)3 organizations.
What is Phase II?
Grants that exceed $25,000 or applicants that are not qualified 501(C)3 organizations
Can I submit an electronic copy of the grant application?
Yes, you can submit an electronic copy of the application. We do require that a signed & dated copy of the application be submitted before it is presented to the board for review.
Do all Phase l applications need to go through a Phase ll process?
Not all Phase l applications need to go through Phase ll; however some grants may require additional information and can move to Phase ll.
Can foreign nonprofit organizations qualify to apply for a grant?
Will any original documentation submitted with the grant application be returned?
No. We keep all documentation (news articles, photographs, etc.) submitted with the application.