Applying for a Grant

Organizations are advised to carefully review this website to gauge the Foundation’s possible interest prior to submitting a full proposal. If there is uncertainty, a brief, one-page letter of inquiry may be sent to the President, including a summary of the project and related costs.

The Directors meet twice each year, in June and December. Proposals submitted for consideration at these meetings must be received by April 1 and October 1, respectively.

Proposals MUST include the Common Grant Application Cover Sheet which can be accessed at the Grantmakers of Western Pennsylvania Web Site, http://www.gwpa.org.  Please limit the complete narrative to a maximum of ten pages, which can either follow the Common Grant Application or can be in a format of your choice.

The Foundation will not accept proposals via email or through Laurel Foundation’s website.

The following information must be included with a formal grant application:

Narrative:

  • Organizational description and mission statement
  • Summary of the project, including goals/objectives/budget
  • Relationship of the program to the mission of the Foundation
  • Amount of grant request and proposed program implementation
  • Personnel who will administer/monitor the project

Attachments:

  • Board of Directors, including affiliations
  • Executive Staff, including full- and part-time
  • Administrative Budget and Balance Sheet
  • IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt determination letter