For Grant Applicants

Is there a grant application form?

08 Nov 2011, written by

Yes.  You can download the Grant Application Form directly from the website, or contact the office at (360) 378-1001 to obtain a copy.

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When can we apply for a grant?

08 Nov 2011, written by

A  meeting with Foundation representatives is required before a grant application is submitted.  Please call the office at (360) 378-1001 to request a “pre-grant application 1-on-1 meeting”.

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Why is a meeting with a Foundation representative required before I submit a grant application?

08 Nov 2011, written by

We have found that an early meeting to discuss your project/program significantly helps both the applicant and the Foundation come to a common understanding of the parameters underlying a grant request and funding possibilities. An overwhelming number of positive reports have been received regarding the value of these meetings which often creatively open up new […]

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What are the steps to apply for a grant?

08 Nov 2011, written by

In summary and in approximate sequence: On-line (and up-to date) registration of your organization Pre-grant submission meeting(s) with Foundation representative(s) Submission of the grant application Initial review by Foundation Grants Committee Possible additional questions for the applicant that may require refinement of project/program Grant is “Approved for Fund Development” or, “Denied” If your application is […]

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What might be covered during the in-person, pre-application meeting?

08 Nov 2011, written by

The in-person, pre-grant application review will consider some of the following: Leadership. Does your project offer an opportunity to develop community leadership or expand civic involvement? Purpose. Does your project reflect the purpose of the grant program for which you are applying? Impact. To what extent might your project make a lasting and significant difference […]

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What is the process to submit a grant application?

08 Nov 2011, written by

Grant Applications are downloadable and are submitted in writing. Applications may be submitted at anytime following the required online registration and the pre-submission 1:1 meeting with Foundation representatives.  

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What is the Foundation’s grant review process?

08 Nov 2011, written by

In summary and in approximate sequence: Online (and up-to-date) registration of your organization; Pre-submission 1-on-1 meeting(s) with Foundation representatives; Submission of application in writing; Initial review by Grants Committee; Possible follow-up Q & A and revisions; Potential refinement of program/project; Grant request is either approved for “fund development” or denied;

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How long before we are funded?

08 Nov 2011, written by

Once a grant application has been “Approved for Fund Development” the Foundation’s Fund Development committee starts its work to research sources of funds for the project. These may include existing Foundation discretionary funds, Donor Advised Funds and/or public fundraising through our website (“Giving Center”) and/or our newsletter. The process is very hands-on since almost all […]

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I noticed that the Foundation requires partner funding. Please explain.

07 Nov 2011, written by

After years of reviewing and awarding grants the Foundation has determined that including other granting agencies in the project funding process adds significant benefits, including better project review, broader community awareness and advocacy and ultimately more money and support for your projects. There are exceptions but partner funding will be a critical component of each […]

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Is there a minimum/maximum amount that my organization can apply for?

07 Nov 2011, written by

You may apply for full or partial funding of the project.

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