Grant Proposal Guidelines
The National Grid Foundation strives to improve the quality of life within our grant-making area. Grants are made on a competitive basis to non-profit organizations for programs and projects within our major focus areas of:
The National Grid Foundation views its role as that of more than a funder. We seek to develop partnerships with outstanding organizations that benefit the communities in which we make grants. The National Grid Foundation has moved to an invitation-only application process.
In general, we will review proposals in the $5,000 - $20,000 range depending on the potential impact of the grant, the status of our budget and the worthiness of competing proposals being evaluated.
Are you eligible for a grant?
Grants are limited to charitable organizations, which at a minimum meet the following criteria:Apply for a Grant
- Designated as a 501 (c)(3) organization by the Internal Revenue Service
- Provides programs and services in the National Grid Foundation grant-making territory. Click on zip code list below
We NOW REQUIRE that all grant seekers submit a one-page Executive Summary of the grant request.
You may submit a one-page “Word” document to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Short organization profile
- Brief outline describing program or project request
- Potential impact of initiative: program goals; proposed metrics; and projected achievements
- Level of funding requested
Based on a review of summaries, selected organizations will then be “invited” to submit a formal application, available at the Cybergrants web portal.
Organizations not selected may submit another program or project summary during the next quarterly review cycle.