The Core Priorities Initiative provides significant support to projects directed at the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington’s four core priorities:
In 2020, the Foundation has budgeted $1,300,000 for the Core Priorities Initiative. Individual awards will range from $100,000 to $300,000. The 2020 application guidance will be posted in early June 2020. Letters of Inquiry (LOI) will not be accepted before the application posting date. The expected funding distribution date will be September 2020, and the grant period will be for two years. Due to the size of each grant, applicants must be organizations with experience successfully managing grant-funded projects.
Applying for a Core Priorities Initiative grant is a two-stage process that consists of submitting a LOI and, if invited, submitting a full application. A potential applicant also should review our Criteria section to ensure your organization meets the Foundation’s basic eligibility requirements. Additionally, a potential applicant should review the Core Priority Focus Area to ensure your proposed project is appropriately aligned with at least one of the Core Priorities.
Before submitting a LOI you should contact Laura Boone, Senior Program Officer, at 304-397-5955 ext. 103 or email@example.com to discuss the proposed application. If you are a current recipient of a Core Priorities Initiative grant, contact Laura Boone to determine whether you are eligible to apply again.
Letter of Inquiry (LOI) Guidelines
An applicant seeking funding through the Core Priorities Initiative first must submit a LOI through the Foundation’s grant management system. A LOI submitted through any other format will not be accepted. Click here to establish an Organization Account or login into your existing account to begin the LOI process. For questions about using the grant management system, you may contact Janet Spry, Operations Manager, at 304-397-5955 ext. 102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The purpose of the LOI is to provide the necessary information for the Foundation staff to determine if the proposed project meets the Foundation’s minimum criteria. An organization is encouraged to submit the LOI well in advance of the posted deadline to provide enough time for the Foundation staff to review and respond to the request.
The following information will be requested for the LOI:
- Organization Mission
- Project Description and Goals
- Target Population and Geographic Area of Service
- Timeline for Project
- Amount of Funding Request and Amount of Total Project
- Organizational Budget
- Project Support from Others
All LOIs will receive full consideration and a prompt response indicating whether your organization should move forward with a formal grant application.
Grant Application Guidelines
If your organization’s LOI is approved, you will be invited to submit an application through the same grant management system that was used for the LOI. Click here to begin the application process.
The following information will be requested on the Application:
Grant Application Information:
- Organization’s full name, address, phone number, and email address.
- Contact name, address, phone number, and email address.
- Brief description of the organization’s purpose and mission.
- Organization’s tax-exempt status verification.
- Brief summary of the organization’s accomplishments and ability to address the identified needs for which the proposed project will be implemented.
- Description of the problem or needs the project will address.
- Definition of the population the project will target.
- Desired goals and outcomes for the project and how those outcomes will be measured.
- Timeline for achieving the project goals and outcomes.
- Supporting facts and data in support of the project.
- Compatibility of the proposed project with the PFH’s Mission and Vision for funding.
Grant Funding Request, Financial Information, and Other Supporting Data:
- Total cost of project.
- Projected amount of funding request with project budget.
- Other funders for project including community support and in-kind donations.
- Current year financial statements.
- 990 forms for last three years. Audit reports as available.
The Foundation Board and staff will review the application for approval and funding level and notify each applicant of the decision.