Frequently Asked Questions
for Grant Applicants
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Our application process is linked to the IRS database for registered public charities, Publication 78. If your tax ID number does not work it is because it is not showing up in the IRS database. We suggest you contact the IRS about your non-profit status. We cannot accept applications if the tax ID number is not in the IRS database.
The system sends a confirmation email when you created your password that contains a link to access your application. If you lost this email (or maybe it is in your spam folder), click on the link below to return to the sign-in page:
Click on the link below to go to the sign-in page and request your password be emailed to you:
No. The Foundation does not have access to your application until you submit the finalized version. If you did not save your application, you will need to start over. To minimize the risk of losing your application, you might consider typing your application information in a Word document and pasting it into the application form. When copying from a Word document, be aware that most fields are limited to 100 words; and the application can only accommodate text, not the use of symbols or bullets. We also recommend you save your application several times as you work through it.
The submit button is on the bottom of the “Review My Application” page. If you see only a “Save and Finish Later” and an “Update” button, this means that you have not filled out all of the required fields. Once you fill out the required fields, click “Update.” Then you should see the “Submit” button in place of the “Update” button.
Yes,for program area grants you need to use our form for the Funding Status Report. You may use your own versions of the Budget and Board of Directors forms, but they must include the same information as our form. See the Tool Kit.
Other questions about the application process? Contact our Grants Management staff at (541) 957-5574.