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Major Grant and Letter of Intent Information

Grant Information: 

  • Grant requests of up to $25,000 will be considered

  • In order to screen for the most viable projects and limit the number of organizations investing their time applying, applications for the Major Grant are by invitation only. Organizations with potential major grant projects need to complete and submit a Letter of Intent by July 31.  Upon reviewing the letter of intent submissions, our grantmaking committee will invite select organizations to submit a full Major Grant application. 

In addition to our Community Betterment Objectives, in the Major Grant we are looking for a project which:

  • addresses significant community issues
  • presents an innovative, creative, and practical proposal that builds on community strengths
  • presents a clear work plan that shows the ability to achieve the project's goals
  • encourages cooperation, creates efficiencies and reduces duplication of services
  • develops the leadership potential of the community
  • involves the people served in the planning and implementation of the project
  • demonstrates quality, vision, collaboration and good management
  • provides a plan for sustainability beyond the funding period

Please refer to the Grant Application Guidelines and Overview information available on the Grants Available page in order to ensure you have the best chance of submitting a successful application.

Timeline Information for Major Grant applicants

  • Letter of Intent must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on July 31
  • Invitations to selected organizations for full application will go out by mid August
  • Full applications must be submitted electronically by 5:00 p.m. on September 30
  • Applications will be reviewed during the month of October
  • Grants will be awarded in early November
  • Final project report due August 31 following the annual awards celebration event
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