How to Apply for a Grant

HOW TO APPLY

Richard S. Shineman Foundation makes it easy for you to apply for a grant online. Please read the instructions below before beginning an application. All grant applications are made online.

STEP I: REVIEW ELIGIBILITY, GUIDELINES & DEADLINES

Organizations seeking grants or wishing to explore possible projects must contact us to discuss your organization and grant proposal prior to applying.

A Letter of Inquiry must first be submitted via the Online Grant Application System. If the proposal meets the stated guidelines and prioritie of the Foundation, the organization will be asked to schedule a meeting with the executive director and/or office administrator to further discuss the proposal.

If invited, a Grant Application must be submitted via the Online Grant Application System by the appropriate grant round deadline listed below. Grant Application instructions will be sent to the applicant. Applicants will be notified immediately following a board meeting whether their application has been approved (and at what funding amount) or denied.

PLEASE NOTE: An organization cannot submit a new application until a prior project is completed and reported on.

2021 Deadlines:

  • Round 1:  5:00 p.m. March 8, 2021
  • Round 2:  5:00 p.m. June 14, 2021
  • Round 3:  5:00 p.m. October 4, 2021

STEP 2: CREATE AN ACCOUNT

Prior to registering through our online grants management system, please review our grant policies.

All first-time users must create an account prior to beginning the application process. Select one login email address/password to be used for all your submissions.

To view applicant word tutorial on how to register Click Here.  For the video version Click Here.

STEP 3: COMPLETE THE ONLINE GRANT APPLICATION

To view applicant word tutorial on completing an application Click Here.

STEP 4: THE SHINEMAN FOUNDATION WILL REVIEW YOUR APPLICATION

Your grant application and funding request are reviewed by the Foundation's Executive Director. During this process, our staff may contact you for more information. Two weeks before the board meeting, the Executive Director will assign your application to the Board of Directors for review.

STEP 5: FINAL GRANT DECISIONS ARE MADE

Decisions are typically made within 6-7 weeks after the application deadline, at the next scheduled Board Meeting.

2021 Board Meetings:

  • Round 1:  April 15, 2021
  • Round 2:  July
  • Round 3:  November