We know you have questions about your charitable giving options. We’ve provided answers to our most frequently asked questions here, along with Dallas Foundation staff contact information for further inquiries:
A list of required attachments is located at the end of each application form. In general, we like to see the following organizational financial information:
Most recent audited financials
Most recent Form 990 and overall Operating Budget (including budget vs. actual) OR
Most recent annual report
For the specific project request, we must see a complete project budget, including where Foundation funds would be applied if a grant was awarded.
Please note that we prefer to receive audited financials and Form 990's via e-mail. When applying, you may send those documents only to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The following timeline applies to Field of Interest applications and Community Impact Full Proposals which are requested following the Letter of Inquiry evaluation.
The agency proposal is entered into our grants management database and is assigned a request ID (e.g. 20110000)
Within 1-2 weeks, a letter is sent acknowledging receipt and the agency may be contacted to schedule a site visit.
Following the site visit, a summary of the request is prepared for review by the Community Philanthropy Committee.
Within approximately 60 days, the Community Philanthropy Committee meets to finalize recommendations to the Board of Governors.
Grants are awarded at the June and December Board of Governors meetings (please call to request specific meeting dates).
Within 1 week following the Board of Governors meeting, declined applicants will receive a letter via mail.
Grant recipients will receive a phone call within 1-2 days following the Board of Governors meeting, followed by an award letter and contract sent via mail.
Along with the grant award letter, we will send you a grant contract, which you must sign and return. Once the signed contract is received, including satisfaction of any conditions, AND you send a letter requesting payment, checks are processed immediately, and are usually received within a week. Payment request should only be sent once expenses related to the grant purpose begin to be incurred.
If your agency is not ready to take payment within one year after the Foundation's grant award, we may elect to cancel the grant.
For more information contact Laura Ward, our director of community philanthropy, at 214.741.9898 or email@example.com.
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