How to Apply/Online Grants Center
Online Grants Center
The Online Grants Center compiles information and support materials for the Community Foundation's system for managing online applications and grants. It will provide grantseekers with the ability to control organizational contact information, draft, save and submit online applications, and upload documents and reports.
How it works
A grant applicant creates an account in the Online Grants Center, and then logs on to that account to access the listing of available grants and start a new grant application. Your application can be saved as a draft and you can log on at a later time to return to the draft, make edits, and submit the completed application. We are still adding historical data, but each account will eventually maintain a record of the application history that you can access at any time. Once a grant is awarded, the Online Grants Center allows grantees to see the status of their grant, check due dates, and submit electronic grant reports.
Creating your online account
All applicants are required to create an account. We suggest creating your account well in advance 0f the grant deadline to avoid any last minute issues. To begin this process, click the log in link below and select "Create New Account." At the time of registration, you are required to enter the following information:
- A username (e-mail address)
- Your contact information
- Your organization's information, including the EIN/Tax ID number
- Contact information for the organization's Executive Officer
Managing your online account - for organizations
The first person to register on behalf of your organization will enter the organization's information, which creates the organization profile. It's important to input this information accurately at registration, because after this point the organization profile can only be edited by the Community Foundation staff. For an organization to easily view its full history of grants and requests, we recommend consolidating all applications into one user account.
Managing your online account - for users
Once your account is set up, your account dashboard is displayed every time you log in. From the
dashboard, you can do the following:
- Edit your contact information
- Begin the application process
- Access application drafts and submitted applications
- View details and complete grant reports
Click the Log In button to access the Online Grants Center
and apply for a grant, create a new account, or submit a grant report.
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