Applying for a grant

Submitting Your Full Application

Following your move-ahead notification from the Foundation, you will be able to submit the full application.

Become a Candidate

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To make it easier for you, all letters of intent, applications and reports are now processed via online submission.

Grantmaking Checklist

To help ensure you have everything you need when applying for a grant, we’ve prepared the following checklist for your convenience.Please have the following documents ready to upload before completing this application:

  • Governing Board – Examples include Directors, Supervisors, School Board Members, Trustees, etc. Please include names, addresses, business and community affiliations, and the percentage of Board Members who contribute to your organization.
  • Organization Budget – Please include your Board-approved annual Organization Budget for the current year including income and expenses. Please note that this is the budget for your entire organization, not the budget exclusive to your program.
  • Proof of Non-Profit or Governmental Status – For nonprofits, this is an IRS verification of 501(c)(3) status. For schools, libraries, townships, and other governmental entities, this is a copy of documentation that shows governmental status.
  • Audited Financials OR Form 990 – Please include your last audited financial statements including an opinion letter. If you do not have recent audited financial statements, please upload a copy of your most recently filed 990 tax form.

Grant Terms & Conditions

View our Grant Terms & Conditions regarding all grant awards. This explains the guidelines related to use of grant funds, organizational changes, grant disbursement, grant period and more.

Next Step

Using Grant Funds

Your program officer will work with you to ensure success. Here are answers to some common questions.