In order to align with our strategic plan and optimize our grants program, the Memorial Foundation for Children is requesting Letters of Intent (LOI) for grant funding. After the review of all LOIs, selected organizations will be invited to submit a full application for further consideration.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Please carefully review our grant guidelines, specifically noting that the Foundation does not award grants for field trips, event tickets or individual tuition, scholarships, and camperships.
How to Apply:
An opportunity to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to apply for grant funding will open in late January. All LOIs must be received online by 12:00 noon on March 1, or the next business day if the date falls on a Saturday or Sunday. Letters of Intent received after the deadline will not be considered.
After the foundation has completed its review of the LOI in late-April, all applicants will be notified by email and selected organizations will be invited to submit a full application for further consideration by May 31 (or the next business day if the date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or federal holiday).
2021 Application Review and Award Timeline:
Late January: Letter of Intent opportunity opens
March 1: Letters of Intent must be submitted online by noon in order to be considered.
Late-April: Applicants are notified of decisions and selected organizations are invited to submit a full application for further consideration.
June 1: If invited, a full application and the Foundation budget form must be submitted online by noon. Two hard copies of the application and budget and one copy of all other attachments must be postmarked and mailed.
June – September: The grant process includes a review of the online application and an interview that may include a site visit by a member of the Grants committee.
October – November: The Grants Committee reviews all proposals, presents findings, and makes recommendations for funding to the Board.
Early December: Applicants are notified in writing of decisions, and grants are awarded and paid prior to December 31. Awarded grant funds must be fully expended during the following January through December.
Organizations will be required to complete a detailed Grant Report Form by January 31, one year after receipt of the grant. We ask for information on the expenditure of funds and a thoughtful evaluation of the project. Grantees who fail to submit a grant report within the required time frame will be ineligible to apply for the next grant cycle.
Grants are awarded every other year.
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