Applying for a Grant

Applications for all competitive grants – including Teacher Mini-Grants – are only accepted through our online application process, eGrant.

The eGrant Application Process

Choose a login name and password to create your user account in eGrant.

Agency Profile
Set up an agency profile in your user account. If you’ve already registered and have a profile, please make sure you’ve submitted an updated profile for the current calendar year. Agency profiles may be shared with grantmaking committees, and donors. For a list of items you’ll need to complete your profile, click here.

Application of Intent

This provides our staff with an overview of your program that allows them to determine if your project fits our grant priorities, timeline and budget. It must be submitted at least two weeks prior to the posted grant deadline. All organizations submitting an application of intent will be contacted within three business days. Following staff approval of the application of intent, you may submit your full application.

Grant Application
The last step of the process is submission of your detailed proposal, or grant application, for review by our volunteer Grant Review Committee and staff members. Grantees that desire feedback on their application are invited to submit a full proposal 15 days prior to the deadline – staff will review the proposal and offer suggestions. All final decisions are made by our Board of Trustees. To view a sample grant application, click here.

Final Grant Report
If your program is supported with a grant, you will be required to submit a final grant report to share the impact of your project.

Teacher Mini-Grants

Our Youth Advisory Council (YAC) invites teachers to apply for mini-grants to help them out in the classroom! Whether it’s a new idea or that little extra you need to make your lesson plans great, you can brighten your classroom with help from the YAC. Mini-grant applications are through our online eGrant system. Click here to access eGrant. A link to helpful instructions about applying for the Teacher Mini-Grant is on the eGrant home page.

Application Deadlines

Spring Grant Round:
Application of intent due March 15
Full application due March 30

Fall Grant Round:
Applications of intent due September 15
Full application due September 30

eGrant Online Application
eGrant Instructions
Final Grant Report Budget (xlsx download)

Past Grant Awards

View a complete listing of our previous grant awards, including the organization, project, amount and grant fund.

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Grant Guidelines

If you're wondering how to make your grant proposal better, or what organizations submit the strongest proposals, we can help.

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