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. After the initial discussion, you will receive instructions on how to submit a Letter of Inquiry.

A Letter of Inquiry (LOI) must be submitted via the Online Grant Application System by the appropriate LOI deadline listed below. If the proposal meets the stated guidelines and priorities 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 and can only apply once in a 12-month period.

2021 Letter of Inquiry Deadlines:

  • Round 2:  May 14, 2021
  • Round 3:  September 10, 2021

2021 Grant Application Deadlines:

  • 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 2:  July 22, 2021
  • Round 3:  November 17, 2021