Grant Guidelines Effective January 2013
The Joseph & Vera Long Foundation awards grants to qualified not-for-profit organizations using a competitive process that aims to find the best combinations of organizations and projects which achieve the objectives of the Foundation. This page explains the two-stage process which is designed to optimize the time spent by prospective grantees and foundation staff. We have also created a FAQ file that you can review to answer some of the more common questions about our process. If you have a specific question about our application process that is not covered on the website or FAQ file, please contact the Foundation using our online Inquiry Form.
Eligibility Requirements: In order to apply for a grant, an organization must be recognized by the IRS as being described in Section 501(c)(3) and 509 (a)(1) or 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code, and be invited by the Foundation to submit an application.
Specific Fields of Interest: Grants will be awarded to selected organizations involved in the fields of Conservation, Education and Healthcare.
Geographic Focus: Grants will be awarded for selected projects that benefit the communities of Northern California or Hawaii.
1. The Foundation will accept an RFI (a request for an invitation) only during an 'open period.' The first open period will run from 1/28/2013 through 2/26/2013. RFIs submitted during this cycle must be for grants ranging between $50,000 and $100,000 only. Payments for grants awarded during this cycle will be sent out in early June. Please note that if your organization has not received a grant from The JM Long Foundation, The Vera M. Long Foundation or The Joseph & Vera Long Foundation before, it is strongly advised that you hold off submitting a request until the second open period.
The second open period will run from 8/19/2013 through 9/16/2013. Requests submitted during this cycle must be for grants ranging between $10,000 and $49,000 only. Payments for grants awarded during this cycle will be sent out in early December.
2. RFIs will not be accepted:
4. The Foundation receives many more requests than it can fund each grant cycle. Although many requests fall within the grant guidelines and may merit support, only a small percentage of the requests received will lead to an invitation to apply for a grant.
If your organization is invited to apply for a grant, we will contact you via email. If your organization has submitted an RFI to the Foundation, but is not contacted, this is an indication that the Foundation does not have an interest in supporting your organization's project or program for the current grant cycle. If your organization wishes to submit another RFI for a different project, please hold off until the next calendar year.
5. Updates regarding the Foundation's status for accepting RFIs and sending invitations will be posted on the Foundation website: www.jvlf.org.
Barring unforeseen circumstances, we plan to send out invitations for the first grant cycle by 3/18/2013 and for the second grant cycle by 10/7/2013.
1. If the Foundation decides to invite your organization to submit a grant application, we will send your organization an application packet along with the specific deadline to submit your completed application back to the Foundation.
2. The Foundation will only accept applications for grants using the current year application form. Please do not reuse an older version of the form or attempt to recreate the form using software. The form will be an Adobe PDF file.
3. To complete an application, your organization will need to provide all of the following items, submitted to the Foundation as one complete package:
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