Frequently asked questions

If my organization is a municipality, do I need to have a determination letter from the IRS?


No, the determination letter is not applicable for schools or municipalities.




Do municipalities need to provide the municipalities budget?


No, you only need to provide the budget for the project.




If my organization is required to provide a Determination Letter must we do so each time we apply for a grant?


Yes, the Foundation must have it for auditing purposes.




Is there a dollar limit for applications?


No, but keep in mind the Foundation awards approximately $250,000 each grant cycle to approximately 90 organizations. Request for what you need, but be aware that, if awarded, it may be for less than requested.




May I fax in my grant application?


No, all applications must be mailed or delivered to the office. Faxed applications will not be accepted.




My project will be completed within a month of the grant deadline. If awarded, will I get funded in time?


No, grant request for projects that have already been completed or will be completed within two months of the deadline will not be considered for funding.




Does the Foundation award grants for purchases already made?


No, grant request for purchases that have already been made will not be considered for funding.




Our organization limits our services for only our members. Do we qualify for a grant?


No, grant request for organization that limit services to only their religious group will not be considered for funding.




Our organization’s primary purpose is to influence legislature. Do we qualify for a grant?


No, grant request for organization that are political in nature or those whose primary purpose
is to influence legislation, political viewpoint or promotion of a candidate will not be considered for funding




Does the Foundation award grants for general operating expenses?


No, grant request for operating expenses will not be considered for funding.




If I need additional services like food, shelter, water, etc. Where can I go?


The Miami County CAC.