Foundation Process for Decision Making
The Foundation will review Stage 1 Applications at their meeting in June and applicants will be notified by July of the Board’s decision to invite a Stage 2 Application.
If your application meets the Foundation's guidelines and funding priorities, a site visit, in person or by conference, will be scheduled.
The Foundation will review Stage 2 Applications at their meeting in November and applicants will be notified in mid-November of the Board's decision. Funding will be available in December for the next year.
Deadlines - March 1st and August 1st
Stage 1 Applications will be accepted January 1 through March 1. The Foundation board will consider Stage 1 Applications in June and will invite a Stage 2 Application to be submitted by August 1 to be considered by the Board in November.
In fairness to all applicants, the Foundation will strictly adhere to its deadlines. Please note that the Stage 1 Application is closed after March 1 and will reopen again on January 1 for the subsequent year funding round.
The Foundation requires that all Stage 1 and Stage 2 Applications be completed via our online application system. The link to the online Stage 1 Application for each initiative is provided below. If the Foundation invites a Stage 2 Application from your organization, a link to the Stage 2 Application will be provided at that time. Foundation staff are available to assist you with any questions regarding your application. Contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please carefully assess your programs fit with the Foundation's Guidelines prior to starting your application. Applications are limited to one per organization per year.
If your organization has previously submitted an online application in any grant round, you will need to use the same user name and password as previously used. This account is used to access, submit, and track your application and any part or future submissions over multiple sessions, and is used to submit requirements and reports for grants approved.
All first time users of the on-line application system must create a login with a user name and password. This is the user name and password for your organization. All users from your organization must use the same log in.
Returning to an Application
Your application does not need to be completed in one session and can be returned to and edited until you submit the application. You can access your new application using the link provided in the email you receive upon opening a new application.
Saving the link as a “Favorite” provides quick access.