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 Pallottine Foundation of Huntington, but we provide services to those living within that area. Can we apply for funding from 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 at 304-397-5955 ext. 103 or 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?
Pallottine Foundation of Huntington makes grants to nonprofit, tax exempt and governmental 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), 509(a)(1), or 509(a)(2).
Does Pallottine Foundation of Huntington make grants to individuals?
No, grants are made only to 501(c)(3) organizations.
Does Pallottine Foundation of Huntington fund scholarships?
No, Pallottine Foundation Of Huntington does not fund scholarships.
Does Pallottine Foundation of Huntington fund indirect costs?
Currently, we do not fund indirect costs for our Capacity Building and Healthy Communities Initiatives. The inclusion of indirect costs will be considered on a case-by-case basis for the Core Priorities Initiative.
Can a church apply to 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 Pallottine Foundation of Huntington. Please note that Pallottine Foundation of Huntington does not make grants in support of religious purposes.
What is the size of a typical gift from 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 Capacity Building Initiative has a range of $2,500 – $25,000. The Healthy Communities Initiative has a range of $5,000 – $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?
Capacity Building and Healthy Communities Initiative awards can be spent over a period of up to one-year. Core Priority Initiative awards can support 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 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?
Pallottine Foundation of Huntington will allow organizations to have more than one open grant with Pallottine Foundation of Huntington. These open grants may be from the same Initiative if funded in different years or across Initiatives funded in the same or different years. Pallottine Foundation of Huntington’s only exception is that current Core Priority Initiative grantees (formerly the Invited Proposal Grant Program) should contact 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 Pallottine Foundation of Huntington. Will you fund requests at amounts less than requested?
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, Pallottine Foundation of Huntington 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. If a certified audit is not available, submission of the organization’s 990 tax return is mandatory.
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 as well as a demonstrable level of sound leadership and infrastructure.
What does Pallottine Foundation of Huntington 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. Pallottine Foundation of Huntington will work with grantees to ensure mutually agreeable measures and methods.
Funding Application Topics
How do I apply to 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 of the website.
Do I need to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) prior to applying?
The Capacity Building and Health Communities Initiatives do not require the submission of an LOI before submitting a full application. The Core Priorities Initiative does require a LOI, which will be reviewed by 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 mailed to Pallottine Foundation of Huntington.
Will site visits be conducted before or after I apply?
If necessary, 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, CEO, at 304-397-5955 ext. 101 or email@example.com or Laura Boone, Senior Program Officer, at 304-397-5955 ext. 103 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
Whom do I contact for technical support with the online application?
If you need technical assistance with the online grant management system, please contact Janet Spry, Operations Manager, at 304-397-5955 ext. 102 or email@example.com.