General Funding Topics
Is your funding restricted to a particular geographic area?
Yes. We only make grants to organizations in the region historically served by St. Mary’s Medical Center in Huntington. That region is comprised of nine West Virginia counties – Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, western Putnam, and Wayne; eight Kentucky counties – Boyd, Carter, Floyd, Greenup, Johnson, Lawrence, Martin, and Pike; and three Ohio counties – Gallia, Lawrence, and Scioto.
My organization is headquartered outside the twenty-county region served by the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington, but we provide services to those living within that area. Can we apply for funding from the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington?
Yes, as long as the project funds you request provide services only in the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington region.
What should I do if I’m not sure if my project fits within the scope of one of your Focus Areas?
Contact Laura Boone, Senior Program Officer, at 304-397-5955 ext. 103, email@example.com or Jana Stoner, Health Program Officer at 304-397-5955 ext. 105, firstname.lastname@example.org to see if your request is a good fit for our Foundation.
What legal status must my organization have in order to apply?
The Pallottine Foundation of Huntington makes grants to nonprofit, tax exempt organizations, principally administering health-related programming. To be eligible, an organization must have received an Internal Revenue Service Determination Letter indicating that it is an organization described in Section 501(c)(3).
Does the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington make grants to individuals?
No, grants are made only to 501(c)(3) organizations.
Does the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington fund scholarships?
No, the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington does not fund scholarships.
Does the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington fund indirect costs?
Generally, we do not fund indirect costs for the Healthy Communities Initiative. The inclusion of indirect costs will be considered on a case-by-case basis for the Core Priorities Initiative.
Can a church apply to the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington for funding?
Most churches are defined as tax-exempt in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service code and would thus be eligible to apply to the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington. Please note that the Foundation does not make grants in support of religious purposes.
What is the size of a typical award from the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington? Is there a limit on the amount I can request?
Each Pallottine Foundation of Huntington Initiative has its own funding range and limits. Within each Initiative, award sizes vary. The Healthy Communities Initiative has a range of $3,500 – $50,000. The Core Priorities Initiative has a range of $100,000 – $300,000.
Can I request funding for more than one year? Can my grant be renewed?
The Healthy Communities Initiative awards must be spent over a period of up to one-year. Core Priority Initiative awards supports activities for a period of up to two-years. Grants are not renewable, however, grantees may apply again in future funding cycles for additional funding for the same project or a new project.
How often can I apply to the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington for funds?
Each Pallottine Foundation of Huntington Grant Initiative has a set application cycle window when an organization can apply for Pallottine Foundation of Huntington funds. Applications are only accepted during these specific windows, and an organization only may apply once during each application cycle.
Can I apply for another Pallottine Foundation of Huntington grant initiative if I currently have an open grant with Pallottine Foundation of Huntington?
Yes. The Pallottine Foundation of Huntington will allow organizations to have more than one open grant with the Foundation. The Foundation’s only exception is that current Core Priority Initiative grantees must contact the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington before applying for a Core Priority Initiative request.
Would it help my request if I have others (agencies, volunteers, funders, etc.) who are willing to partner with my organization to implement my project?
Yes. Whether it is financial assistance, in-kind donations, or volunteer efforts, we look for others who demonstrate commitment to your project.
I have requested a certain dollar amount from the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington. Will you fund requests at amounts less than requested?
Yes. The Pallottine Foundation of Huntington may choose to support requests at a level equal to or less than the amount requested. If an amount less than requested is approved, the Foundation will discuss this thoroughly with the applicant and make sure that the award can be done with appropriate adjustments to the original proposal.
Are small organizations with small budgets (less than $250,000) required to have an audit to apply?
No. While it is preferred, we understand that there are legitimate reasons why having a certified audit done may be difficult.
What do you look for in a successful grant application?
We focus our resources on those organizations that align with our Mission, Vision, and Values and Focus Areas, as well as possess a demonstrable level of sound leadership and infrastructure.
What does the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington look for in terms of measuring impact and evaluation?
Successful applicants are able to clearly articulate the goals they hope to achieve and exactly what infrastructure or process they have in place or will establish to measure the success of those goals. The Pallottine Foundation of Huntington will work with grantees to ensure mutually agreeable measures.
Funding Application Topics
How do I apply to the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington?
We only accept applications through our grant management system. Each Pallottine Foundation of Huntington Initiative only accepts applications during specified application windows each year. To learn more about the application process, visit the Criteria section of our website.
What are your application deadlines?
Our application deadlines are posted on the Criteria section and the specific Initiative sections of the website.
Do I need to submit a Letter of Inquiry prior to applying?
The Healthy Communities Initiative does not require the submission of a Letter of Inquiry before submitting a full application. The Core Priorities Initiative does require a Letter of Inquiry, which will be reviewed by the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington prior to an organization submitting a full application.
Do I have to complete the entire application in one sitting?
No. Our grant management system will allow you to save and return to your application in progress. You will have one year from the time you begin an online application to finalize and submit it.
Are all fields on the application required?
Most application questions are required and are marked with an asterisk. If a required question does not apply to your organization or request, please indicate such in the response field. The application also contains some optional questions.
Can I copy and paste information into the online application?
Are there word limits on my responses to application questions?
Yes. Word limits are enforced on all questions. The application will count words for you as you enter text (note the tally at the bottom of the text field), but it will not stop you from entering more than the word limit. When you reach the final submission stage the system will not accept your application until you reduce the size of any answers that exceed a required limit.
Can I upload additional supplemental materials apart from the required attachments?
No. We appreciate that you may have additional materials that you wish to share with us and suggest materials not requested on the application be emailed to Laura Boone, Senior Program Officer, at email@example.com or Jana Stoner, Health Program Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Will site visits be conducted before or after I apply?
If necessary, the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington will schedule site visits and conduct them after the application is received.
How can we contact the Pallottine Foundation of Huntington?
Call Janell Ray, Chief Executive Officer, at 304-397-5955 ext. 101, email@example.com, Laura Boone, Senior Program Officer, at 304-397-5955 ext. 103, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Jana Stoner, Health Program Officer, at 304-397-5955 ext. 105, email@example.com.
Whom do I contact for technical support with the online application?
If you need technical assistance with the online grant management system, please contact Brooke Estep, Grants Manager, at 304-397-5955 ext. 102, firstname.lastname@example.org.