COMMUNITY GRANT APPLICATION
The Community Grant Application Packet must be submitted online.
All portions of the Community Grant Application Packet, including supporting documentation, must be submitted by 5:00 P.M. ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2023. Failure to provide a complete Grant Application Packet by the deadline will result in your Grant Application not receiving consideration.
Complete Program Guidelines for the Community Grants Fund - including awards, eligibility, criteria, conditions, and timeline - are available on our Community Grants Fund page. See the link to the right to download the Application Guide, which provides step-by-step instructions for completing the Grant Application. We strongly recommend that applicants consult the Application Guide when completing the online application.
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE COMMUNITY GRANTS FUND?
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2023, 5:00 P.M.
The application period is now CLOSED.
TO APPLY FOR A COMMUNITY GRANT,
CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINK:
RESOURCES TO DOWNLOAD
* One-Page Information Sheet
Step-by-step instructions for completing the Grant Application.
Printable version of the Grant Application checklist and questions. NOTE: The Grant Application must be submitted through the online form. Paper submissions will not be accepted.
FAQs updated after the August 17 and September 5 Grant Workshops.
Presentation slides from the September 5 Grant Workshop.
All portions of the Grant Application must be completed online. A complete Grant Application Packet includes:
1. Executive Summary - Complete the form regarding Applicant Organization and Community Grant Proposal
2. Narrative – Respond to questions (250-word limit for each response) regarding:
a. Applicant Organizational Information – All Applicant Organizations to complete
b. Purpose of Grant – Separate forms for program proposals and capacity-building proposals
3. Supporting Documentation – Applicant Organization to upload in PDF format, except as noted
a. All Applicants:
Marketing Collateral highlighting the Applicant Organization's work, such as an annual report, brochure, newsletter, blog posts, or direct mail (if available)
Applicant Organization’s Financial Statements from the most recent fiscal year completed (audited if available)
Applicant Organization’s Budget for the fiscal year in which awarded grant funds would be used (expenses and income). If a budget or draft budget is not yet available, provide the budget from the current fiscal year and describe any known variances expected in the coming year.
Completed Program Budget. Download the Budget Template here. Upload the completed budget in Excel spreadsheet format.
Signature Page. Download the Signature Page here. Upload the signed Signature Page (as a PDF). A scanned copy of the hand-signed form is required. Digital signatures are not accepted.
b. 501(c)(3) public charities and 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5), and 501(c)(6) organizations:
Proof of Federal Tax-Exempt Status (such as copy of IRS determination letter)
c. 501(c)(4), 501(c)(5), and 501(c)(6) organizations:
Completed IRS Form 990, Schedule A, Part III and Related Documentation to demonstrate that the Applicant Organization satisfies the public support test of Internal Revenue Code Section 509(a)(2). You can download Schedule A from the IRS website at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/f990sa.pdf. You must attach accounting records, such as previous years’ financial statements, to substantiate the figures used to complete IRS Form 990, Schedule A, Part III. You may wish to seek assistance from a certified public accounting firm experienced in nonprofit tax preparation services.
d. 2022-2023 Grantees:
Grant Report or Status Report for 2022-2023 Community Grants Fund award. Grantees from previous grant cycles (2021-2022 and earlier) who have active grants due to an approved extension must also submit a Grant Report or Status Report for those grants. Download the forms here.
e. Applicant Organizations with Required Partners:
Letter of Support from required partner(s). Letters of support are required only when successful implementation of the program requires the cooperation of one or more partner organizations. Do not submit a letter of support if the program does not have a required partner.
COMMUNITY GRANT APPLICATION CHECKLIST