How to Apply

Who May Apply

Nonprofit organizations and nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, coalitions, community associations, and other civic groups may apply to provide services in Fayette County, Indiana. Organizations seeking funding for food pantry support should first contact the Foundation.  Make sure to review our entire Grant Policy.

Grant Application Process

In general, this is how our grant application process works.  It’s fairly simple!  Should you have more questions please contact Katherine Good at kgood@fayettefoundation.com or visit our FAQ page.

  1. Review our cycles and deadlines to determine when you should apply.
  2. Submit a Letter of Intent. The LOI should include the following:
    • Name of the organization and a brief description of the organization.
    • Brief description of your project or program and its objective.
    • How much money you need to request.
    • What specifically the grant funding would purchase and the total cost of the project or program.
    • When the project or program will begin and end.
  3. Our Program Officer will then notify you if your letter is accepted or declined. If accepted, your next step is to complete a grant application.
  4. After the application deadline, our Grant Committee meets to review all of our applicants. All applications are judged using the same score card.  The highest scoring applicants are contacted for a site visit.
  5. Following all the site visits, our Grant Committee meets again to review those meetings. Then the Committee decides which applicants it will recommend to our Board for funding.
  6. The proposed applicants are presented to the Board, which has the final vote as to which applicants will be funded.
  7. Our Program Officer then notifies all our applications of the decision. Our approved grantees are asked to then sign a grant agreement and attend a celebration reception.

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