In each grant cycle, there are about 75 requests.
There are typically $2.5 of request for every $1 we have to grant. So, unfortunately, our grant decisions are a competitive process. We are seeking and prefer requests with ambitious outcomes, a thoughtful and rigorous plan, and the organizational capacity to deliver it (financial, leadership, experience, and more). The track record of the organization and its leadership with Longwood is an important factor in our decision making process.
The ideas and inquiries below are the questions which frequently come up when we are discussing a grant request with an applicant. They do not necessarily encompass all of our questions, but represent some important ones. Please do not attempt to answer each one explicitly in your request. Consider these to be thought starters, not a check list you need to address one by one. Be prepared to answer many of the questions when we sit down with you to discuss your request.
1.What must we provide to apply for a grant?
- Background information about your organization including your mission, years in existence, population you serve, etc
- Board of Director list
- 501C3 IRS letter
- Description of current project including cost breakdowns
- Measurable outcomes you expect to achieve with the project over the life of the grant and how these outcomes address your mission
- Latest audit or report of your financial health