The Core Priorities Initiative provides significant support to projects directed at the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington’s four core priorities:
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. The 2020 Request for Proposal (RFP) and application guidance can be viewed HERE.
Individual awards will range from $100,000 to $300,000. The grant period will be for two years. Due to the size of each grant, applicants must be organizations with experience successfully managing substantive grant-funded projects. Key dates for this application cycle are:
|Request for Proposals Issued||May 11, 2020|
|Letter of Inquiry (LOI) Submission Deadline||June 15, 2020|
|LOI Acceptance & Invitation to Apply||July 1, 2020|
|Application Submission Deadline||July 31, 2020|
|Funding Decision Announcement||September 1, 2020|
|Grant Agreements & Funding Awards||September 1 – September 30, 2020|
|Grant Performance Period||October 1, 2020 – September 30, 2022|
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 Janell Ray, CEO, at 304-397-5955 ext. 101 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:
- Project Description and Goals
- Geographic Area of Service
- Amount of Funding Request
- Organizational Budget
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.
- 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 measures for the project and how those measures will be evaluated.
- Timeline for achieving the project goals and measures.
- Supporting facts and data in support of the project.
- Compatibility of the proposed project with the Foundation’s Mission, Vision, Values, and Core Priorities.
- Short bios of key staff who will be involved with the project.
Grant Funding Request, Financial Information, and Other Supporting Data:
- Total cost of project, including amount of request from the Foundation and other funding sources.
- Other funders for project including community support and in-kind donations.
- Current year financial statements.
- Description of how the project will be sustained when grant funding ends.
- Audit reports, if conducted.
The Foundation’s Board of Trustees and staff will review the application for approval and funding level and notify each applicant of the decision.