BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Before you begin your application, please read the following Grant Management Software instructions, as well as the Application Guidance and the 2023 Grant Overview webpages in their entirety.
We require that all grant applications be submitted using our online grantmaking software (Foundant). The software will become active on January 4, 2023, the same date that we release our Call for Applications. All applications are due no later than 11:59 pm on February 10, 2023. We encourage you to start your application early to allow time to ask questions and to locate necessary information
We will also be offering a Zoom Grant Applicant Workshop on Thursday, January 12, 2023 from 9:30 am-10:30 am, and from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm. These sessions will be identical, so you may choose the session that best fits your schedule. To receive the Zoom link, registration is required. For the morning session, register HERE and for the afternoon session, please register HERE.
If your organization has an account from a previous year, continue to use that account. Do not create a new account. Each organization may only have one user account even if there will be many people using that account. The software tracks users by Employer Identification Number (EIN) and will not allow more than one account per EIN. If you are not sure about your organization or your own login, inquire via email to GrantAppHelp@givingtogether.org. If you need an account transferred to a new email address because a person has left your organization, please let us know so that we can create a new account and transfer the previous information.
If your organization is new, the first step is to create a User Account. From the Log On Page, click Create New Account, and enter the information requested on the Registration page and click Proceed to Next Step.
In addition to the Primary Contact (the person who first begins the Application), an organization can have other individuals who can view, edit and submit the Application as well. This is part of the ‘Collaboration’ function and is designated by the Primary User. To add or remove individual accounts from your organization, please send a request to GrantAppHelp@givingtogether.org.
In selecting an email address for your account, keep in mind that it should be a real person who can answer questions about the application, and be the individual we contact to tell you about your grant status. Should your email address change during the time of your application, please let us know.
Until you hit the Submit button, you may continue to edit your answers as often as you like. Once your application is electronically submitted, you cannot change your answers or submit additional information.
All documents uploaded to your application should be in either .doc, .docx, .pdf, .xls, .xlsx format.
We have consolidated our two required budget forms (AAWGT and non-AAWGT) into one budget form. To upload your budget information, click on the template link in the question, download the spreadsheet to your computer, open it, fill it in, ‘save as’ a name that related to your application, then use the Upload a File button in the question and choose the saved file.
All ‘Required Questions’ are marked with an asterisk (*). Our system will not allow you to submit an application if there are required questions still outstanding.
Document Viewer: This will show all of the files that are attached to your application – budgets, etc. You may print them, view them or download them.
Application packet: This will create a PDF of your entire application including all of the attached files. You may print your application from here, but be aware to choose only the pages you wish to print.
Question List: This will print a Question List only – no responses.
You can go back to this View Application Screen at any time.
Applications may be Abandoned by using that button at the bottom of the page.