How to Apply

Step One

All prospective grantees must first answer a series of questions to determine whether your organization is eligible to apply for a new grant. As of June 2017, the Foundation has updated its guidelines regarding capital requests.

If, after reviewing this website, with particular attention to the Grant Guidelines and the Resource Center, you believe that your organization fits within the Foundation’s current funding priorities and interests, please complete the Foundation’s eligibility quiz.

All prospective grantees must first take the eligibility quiz.

Step Two

If the Foundation determines from the eligibility quiz that the project request is within the Foundation’s priorities and interests, the organization will be provided with the instructions and forms required to prepare and submit a formal, online application. If your organization has passed the eligibility quiz and is returning to complete an in-progress application, please visit the following link: 


If invited to submit an application, the following information/documents will be required for submission online: 

  • Brief purpose and history of organization
  • Brief outline of program for which funds are being sought and program budget
  • Specific amount you are requesting from the Foundation
  • Geographic area, demographics of population, and the number of individuals served annually
  • How program outcomes will be measured and assessed
  • List of Board of Directors and affiliations
  • Current operating budget
  • One-Year Itemized Project Budget for Request (an Excel-editable template form will be provided)
  • Most recent audited financials
  • Most recent tax report to IRS (generally Form 990)
  • IRS Exemption Letter
  • Funding History (10 largest non-governmental grants received in the last three fiscal years including grantor name, purpose, amount, and date awarded)
  • If applicable:
    • Explanation of audit and/or pending legal action(s)
    • Any licenses and/or proof of accreditation(s)
    • Capital Expenditures
    • If seeking capital funding, evidence that all state, county, and local requirements have been met