We can help you with answers to some of our most frequently asked questions regarding the online grant application portal.
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The majority of our grant programs are only available online. Please contact email@example.com if you have questions.
After you have logged into our online grants manger, click the "Apply" link on the left. This will take you to the list of grant opportunities currently accepting applications.
If you can’t find an application here, its deadline may have already passed, or it might not have opened yet. Most of our applications appear online six weeks prior to the deadline. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
No. At the bottom of the application is a “Save as Draft” button. We recommend you save your application often and before logging out. You can log in at a later time to continue working on your application. We recommend that you cut and paste your application answers after each question into a Word document to save as backup.
Once logged in, click “Apply” in the menu at the left side of the screen to start a new application. To manage a grant application, click “Dashboard” in the menu at the left side of the screen. The Application Status Page provides information regarding the status of open grant applications. From this page, you can download completed application forms and see the status of an application form you have submitted. If you have saved but not submitted an application form, you must access the form on this page to complete and submit the form.
No. We recommend that answers are copied and pasted from a Microsoft Word document.
There are limits on the amount of text you can submit. You are not required to reach the character limit but you cannot exceed this character limit. A character counter displayed below the entry field provides updates on how many characters you have entered and when you are approaching the limit. You will not be able to save a draft of your application if you exceed the character limit.
Yes. A Community Foundation team member will follow up with the contact provided on the application for any clarification on the application or attachments.
All applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm on the day of the deadline. You will not be able to submit your application after that.
We prefer that you attach files in a PDF format (.pdf).
You should give each file a name that identifies your organization and the type of required document it represents. For example, a file representing your budget for the previous fiscal year could be named “OrgName-budget FY2020”. Do not use any symbols except for a period or a dash, as symbols can interfere with the upload process.
The maximum size for all attachments varies. If your attachment is larger than the allotted space, please contact us for assistance at email@example.com.
No. The online system will not allow you to submit your application unless you attach the required materials. If the document(s) that need to be attached to your form are not electronic or you need to combine multiple documents into a single file, our online system gives you the option to “Fax to File.” The easy-to-use tool will convert documents from hard copy to digital format as a PDF file.
The term "fiscal year" refers to the twelve-month period or financial calendar that your organization uses. The start and end dates of the fiscal year can vary from organization to organization. Your accounting staff, board treasurer, or bookkeeper should be able to tell you when your fiscal year starts and ends.
Estimate the amount of in-kind support and volunteer hours your organization has received; include either actual or projected operating budget for the next year.
In-kind support means items or services that are provided for your project at no cost, and items that your organization will contribute to the project. For example, if a consultant has agreed to provide free services for the project, you should list the fee that s/he would normally charge for the same service. If a business or landlord has donated office space to your organization, you should list the rent you would normally pay. The dollar amount you list here should be the actual or estimated cost of obtaining the same item/service.
The Cultural Data Project will provide the cultural community with consistent, reliable and comprehensive data on arts and culture in the region, and enable organizations to view trends in their data, benchmark themselves against peer organizations and enhance their financial management capacity.
There are a few common reasons why this can happen:
As a safeguard, we recommend that you:
To restore your edits, try:
Double check that there are no symbols in the file name, the file type and size are OK, then try one or more of these suggestions:
If you would like a paper copy of your application for your own records, login to the application portal and choose the Application Packet link. This will create a PDF of your application. You can print or save this document. You will always have access to your application by logging back into the application portal, even after you submit it.