Applications for grant should include the following information.  The applicant may arrange this information in any order considered to best make the case to the foundation for funding the project.

The Organization


  • List the name, address, and tax I.D. number of the requesting organization.
  • List the name of the person responsible for the grant application and the use of the funds. Provide title, telephone, fax, e-mail address of the responsible party.
  • State the mission of your organization.
  • List all services provided by your organization that represent five percent or more of your budget.

The Project

  • Describe your proposed project.
  • The purpose and goals of your project;
  • The statement of need for your project;
  • The class of individuals served by the project, the number of individuals served by the project and the location of those individuals;
  • The way in which you will measure the success of your project.
  • Describe the implementation of your project.
  • Describe the evaluation process for your project, including expected outcomes.
  • Describe the geographic scope of your project.
  • Describe the time-line of your project. This should include a statement of when the project will begin and when it will be completed

The Budget

  • State the amount requested for the project.
  • Provide a time-line when the funds will be needed.
  • List other sources of funding for the project, including applications submitted to other foundations. Show the status of all funding requests for these foundations.
  • Provide the name of the accounting firm that prepares the organizations annual audit, a contact name and a contact number.  State in the application that it is, or is not, permissible to contact your accountant for  additional information if needed.
  • State the tax year end of the organization.
  • Provide a budget for the project in as much detail as possible.
  • Provide a budget for the organization (state tax year budget is provided) in as much detail as possible.
  • What percentage of the budget is your organization contributing to this project (either cash or in kind)?
  • Explain how you intend to keep this project sustainable once the funds have been used?


Attachments Required

  • IRS tax determination letter showing that you are a recognized public charity and that you are not a private foundation.
  • Affidavit from a representative of your organization stating that the IRS has not revoked your tax exempt status or changed that status since the issuance of the tax determination letter.
  • A copy of the most recent audited financial statement of your organization.
  • A copy of your organization’s most recent annual report, if available.
  • A list of the organizations board of directors or trustees, showing name, corporate title, address, work telephone, home telephone.