Application Review

Particular consideration will be given to applicants which:

  • Improve upon the effectiveness of existing organizations. Proposals to establish new charities will receive particular scrutiny.
  • Encourage inter-agency cooperation.  Proposals from multiple applicants which address a single community issue are encouraged.
  • Have multiple funding sources. Multiple funding sources help validate a proposal. Normally, the Foundation will not be the only source of support for a particular project.
  • Have a broad impact upon the community.
  • Leverage additional money as a challenge grant.
  • Enable an existing organization to establish a new project.

All applicants will be notified in writing of the outcome of their application.

All decisions of the Board of Trustees are final and are not subject to appeal.

Chosen applicants will receive a funding contract which shall include the amount of the award, the fund from which the grant is being made, the expected outcomes of the award, and the reporting requirements. 

Grant reports for grants of $5,000 or more that are not unrestricted are normally due within one year of the grant notification. Reports must be submitted using the appropriate online grant report form. Foundation staff shall annually review grants to ensure the receipt of timely and useful grant reports. Organizations failing to submit timely reports shall not be eligible for subsequent grants until all required reports have been filed.