How to Apply

Prior to submitting a grant, an organization must contact Memorial Foundation and arrange a brief meeting to determine the potential eligibility of the request. At this meeting, Foundation staff will explain the procedure for applying for a grant. This is necessary for each grant request.

To complete Memorial Foundation’s Online Grant Application, click here.

Information requested in the online application includes:

  • Brief history (including date established) and statement of purpose of the organization. Include brief overview of nature and scope of programs, services and people served.
  • Brief description of request for which funding is requested.
  • Brief overview of project plans and timetables.
  • Why the request is needed and the impact it will have on the people served.
  • Goals and objectives and how outcomes will be measured.
  • Source of funding commitments received and pending to date. Include the Board of Director’s participation in fundraising and commitment of financial support to the organization.
  • Financial plan for future sustainability.

In addition to the online grant narrative requested, the following attachments must be uploaded:

  • Board of Directors roster with name and company affiliation (one-page listing).
  • Itemized budget for the request and the organization’s operating budget for the fiscal year that funding is requested.
  • Most recent financial audit. If most current year-end financial statements have not yet been audited, include most current, unaudited year-end.
  • Include report of any internal control related matters identified in the financial audit. (Note: This is a separate letter to the Board of Directors not included in your audit.)
  • Internal Revenue Service determination letter confirming the Organization’s tax-exempt status.

Meetings and site visits may be scheduled with applicant organization by the Foundation as appropriate.