Will the deadlines for 2017 remain the same as 2016?
Please refer to the “Grant Information” section of the website for the new application deadline dates and funding guidelines.
I noticed that The Fund now has only two grant cycles. May I apply in both grant cycles?
No, you must choose which grant cycle you would like to apply within. The only exception is the Trauma-Informed Practice Training Fund. An organization may apply within one grant cycle and additionally also apply for training funds.
I cannot find the link to the online grants management software or access directions on how to use the online system?
The link to access the online grants management software will be available on January 3, 2017 along with the detailed directions.
I operate a program outside of The Fund’s geographic boundaries but children from a town that you support will attend our program. Am I eligible to apply?
No, because The Fund has limited resources, the geographic boundaries are strictly enforced. The program must take place within our geographic boundaries in order for you to apply. We understand that your organization’s headquarters may reside in a town outside of our geographic boundaries but the program for which you are applying must take place within those boundaries.
How many copies of the application do you need?
We do not accept hard copies of applications or reports. All applications and reports are completed within the grant management software system. Please refer to the “Grant information” section of the website for further details.
How firm is the deadline?
We adhere firmly to all deadlines. All applications and reports are submitted online and the system will not accept submissions after the deadline.
I am not sure our program meets your requirements. What do I do?
The Fund staff person is happy to field phone calls and e-mails to answer any questions that arise as you consider whether to apply.
Do you need both an audit and a 990?
No. Recent legislation has raised the threshold to $500,000 on the requirement to get an audit. If your organization falls below this threshold, we will need a 990. However, if you have an audit, please submit that and forgo submission of the 990.
How soon will I hear about whether my application was funded?
Please refer to the “Grant Information” page of the website for applications deadlines and notification dates.