Application Procedure

New Online Application Instructions

The John and Polly Sparks Foundation application is available online. The deadline is July 1. Applicants will be notified of grant decisions by letter by November 30th of each year.

For 2016 only, the application deadline for the John & Polly Sparks Foundation will be August 15 at midnight and NOT July 1. The online system is undergoing an upgrade and will not be available between July 1 and July 15.

The application will be available from July 15 until the deadline on August 15. Again, please note that this change is only for 2016. In 2017, the deadline will again be July 1, so please mark your calendars. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your patience.

Follow the link below to access the online grant application for this trust. Please print out the funding guidelines for The John and Polly Sparks Foundation before going into the online application. This will provide you with a reference if a question arises.


Follow the link below to return to an application in progress.


A list of Frequently Asked Questions is available.