General Funding Topics
Is your funding restricted to a particular geographic area?
Yes. We only make grants to organizations in the region served by Pallottine Foundation of Huntington. That region is comprised of nine West Virginia counties – Boone, Cabell, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, Mingo, Wayne, and Western Putnam; 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 Pallottine Foundation of Huntington, but we provide services to those living within that area. Can we apply for funding from PFH?
Yes, as long as the project provides services only in the PFH region.
What should I do if I’m not sure if my project fits within the scope of one of your priority areas?
Contact Janell Ray at 304-397-5955 or email@example.com to see if your request is a good fit for our foundation.
What legal status must my organization have in order to apply?
PFH makes grants to nonprofit, tax exempt organizations. 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) or 170(c) and is not a private foundation within the meaning of Section 509(a) of the Internal Revenue Code.
Does the Foundation make grants to individuals?
No, grants are made only to 501(c)(3) organizations.
Does the Foundation fund scholarships?
No, the Foundation does not fund scholarships.
Does PFH fund indirect costs?
Indirect Costs will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Can a church apply to PFH 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 PFH. Please note that PFH does not make grants in support of religious purposes.
Is there a limit on the amount I can request?
The capacity-building grant funding has a $25,000 limit. The invitation-only funding has a $300,000 limit.
Can I request funding for more than one year?
The capacity-building grant funding cycle is a one-year cycle. The invitation-only funding cycle is a two-year cycle.
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.
Does PFH accept grant applications electronically?
Yes. All grant applications must be submitted electronically. See the Grant Programs section of the website for more information.
What is the size of a typical gift from PFH?
The capacity-building grant funding cycle has a range of $2,500 – $25,000. The invitation-only funding has a $300,000 limit.
How often can I apply to PFH for funds?
An organization can apply for PFH funds once during each funding cycle. Whether your request is funded or declined, you will need to wait until the next funding cycle to reapply.
I have requested a certain dollar amount from PFH. Will you fund requests at amounts less than requested?
PFH may choose to support requests at a level equal to or less than the amount requested.
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 professional audit done may be difficult. If an audit is not available, submission of the organization’s 990 tax return is mandatory.
What does PFH look for in terms of measuring impact and evaluation?
Successful applicants are able to clearly articulate the outcomes they hope to achieve and exactly what infrastructure or process they have in place or will establish to measure those outcomes.
Funding Application Topics
What are your application deadlines?
Please see our website for the most current application deadlines.
What do you look for in a successful grant application?
We encourage you to review our funding priorities and the resources on our website to determine it is appropriate for you to submit a proposal. We focus our resources on those organizations that align with our mission, vision, and funding priorities as well as a demonstrable level of sound leadership and infrastructure.
How do I apply to PFH?
We only accept applications through our online grants system. To learn more and start that process, visit the Grant Programs section of our website.
Do I have to complete the entire application in one sitting?
No. Our online system will allow you to save and return to your application in progress. Please be aware that 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. There are 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 mailed to PFH.
Will site visits be conducted before or after I apply?
If necessary, site visits will be requested and held after an application is received.
How can we contact the PFH?
Call Janell Ray at 304-397-5955 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whom do I contact for technical support with the online application?
If you need help completing the application, please contact Janet Spry at 304-397-5955 or via email at email@example.com.