Types of Grants
The Foundation awards two types of grants -- Single Year Grants, which as the name implies are for a single fiscal year; and Trilogy Grants which award the grantee a grant of $7500 per year for three consecutive years. Only organizations that have recieved at least two major grant awards ($2000 or more, per grant) from the Foundation are eligible to apply for a Trilogy Grant. Only three Trilogy Grants will be awarded each year. An organization that is awarded a Trilogy Grant will be expected to provide yearly feedback and will be required to take one year off at the conclusion of the grant. Unsuccessful applicants for the Trilogy Grant will be automatically considered for a Single Year Grant.
Grant Application Process
Generally, the Foundation has one grant cycle per fiscal year for Single Year Grants and Trilogy Grants. Grants are awarded March 31st each year. Applications must be postmarked by December 1st of the previous year to be considered for the grant cycle. During the 2012-2013 fiscal year the foundation will be accepting applications for both the Single Year Grants and the Trilogy Grants.
For example, the key dates for the upcoming grant cycle are as follows:
- Complete applications postmarked by December 1, 2012
- Site Visits during January to March 2013
- Grants awarded end of March 2013.
The dates for the next full grant cycle are:
- Complete applications postmarked by December 1, 2013
- Site Visits during January to March 2014
- Grants awarded end of March 2014.
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