Resources for Applicants & Grantees

  • Fiscal Sponsor Information: Emerging nonprofits and/or organizations or coalitions interested in applying to the Foundation through a fiscal sponsor will be asked to complete and submit a Fiscal Sponsor Commitment Form with their grant application materials. For those looking for a fiscal sponsor or considering serving as a fiscal sponsor, the National Council on Nonprofits website has a list of useful resources.
  • Activation Fund Application Form Guide: Organizations invited to apply to the Activation Fund in Phase II may refer to this guide for additional clarification of application questions and required attachments.
  • Publicity Guide:  Please refer to the Foundation’s Publicity Guide for information on Foundation policies and other tips for grant publicity.
  • Payment Policy: Unless otherwise noted in the grant contract, the Foundation makes most grant payments in two installments, with half at the beginning of the grant period and half upon receipt of a progress report at the midpoint.  Exceptions may be considered upon request.
  • Insurance Provisions and Recommended Providers: Applicants selected for funding will be asked to provide evidence of liability insurance coverage as a provision in the grant agreement as an important business best practice.  Organizations without such coverage may include the cost of purchasing said policies as indirect costs.  Please click here for more specifics on this provision in the grant contract and for recommended brokers.
  • Budget Amendment Form: For grantees, variances up to 10% or $5,000 within project budget line items, are allowable, and any changes exceeding that amount will necessitate Foundation approval in advance.  If a budget amendment is requested, please download and complete the Budget Amendment Form and submit it via email to Foundation staff.  Please note that this process must be completed prior to the end of the grant period, and requests may take a minimum of one week for processing.
  • Grantee Report Forms: Grant reporting requirements are outlined in the award letter and in the “special conditions” section of the grant contract. Foundation staff will send reminders in advance of deadlines and provides links to the following forms, as applicable: