Grant Manager Review
Once the proposal is received, staff will review the proposal to insure all documentation has been submitted, and will contact the applicant if additional information is necessary.
Program Officer Review
The Foundation’s program staff then read and review the full proposals assigned to their subject areas. The applicant will then be contacted to schedule a meeting in the next two months for the program officer to gather additional information and pose questions.
Note: During the due diligence meeting, program staff may indicate that the proposed project has been identified as having merit but recommends strengthening the proposal.
Due Diligence Report
Program officers provide a summary report to the President of the Foundation. Once reviewed, they are submitted to Trustees with the original proposal and select attachments. Please be aware that this occurs during the last few weeks of the review stage, and it is imperative that applicants respond quickly if asked for any clarification or revisions to the proposed project.
Final Review and Decision
Though the Foundation’s program staff is responsible for reviewing and evaluating all proposals, only the Foundation’s Trustees have the authority to approve grants.
- Approved as proposed
- Approved with modifications
- Declined as proposed
- Deferred for review at another grant cycle
All communication regarding grant requests is handled through the grant portal.
Notifications regarding current and potential grants are made to the contact person listed on the grant request so be sure to keep this information current.
Within two weeks of the trustees meeting, notification of the decisions will be processed through the grant portal.