Scholarship and grant seekers are encouraged to submit a short letter the purpose for which a scholarship/ grant is being sought. The Foundation Trustees will determine if the applicant’s request is within the Trustees’ current granting interest. Completed scholarship and grant applications will be reviewed by staff and a summary of the application will be prepared. These summaries will be forwarded to the trustees prior to the meeting at which the applications are being considered. This will allow the Trustees to review the applications prior to the meeting, ask for further information, and be fully informed about their application request. Applicants will be advised of the Trustees’ actions regarding their scholarship or grant.
Scholarships and grants will be considered at meetings of the Board of Trustees held in January, April, July, and October of each year. Scholarships and grants will be made to qualifying organizations following the receipt of the completed application and an affirmative vote by the majority of Trustees. Discretionary grants are exempt from this requirement. Qualifying Organizations are Public Charities who have met IRS guidelines. Municipalities, schools, and other subdivisions of government are also qualifying organizations.