A. Yes, you may submit more than one grant request. You must complete a separate request for each project or program that you wish the Foundation to consider. All applications will be linked to your organization and when you log in to the system to your Dashboard (Application Status Page) you will see all the individual application requests you have submitted or have saved in draft format.
A. You may use the same project name for a current request if the project is to be repeated and the intent and goals are the same. If more than one request is being made in a year, please use different project names so that the applicant and the Foundation can more easily identify each grant request.
A. Yes. However, a successful application from a non-local organization will need to demonstrate a very good understanding of, and connection to, the Northern Palm Beach County towns that we principally fund. In addition, details on the number of clients served in our principal geographic area will be required.
A. Our Foundation does not fund multi-year grants through this online system. Organizations are more than welcome to reapply next year for another grant to support the same project or program that we funded in the prior year. Although we have no restrictions on grant size, to date, our grants have ranged from $5,000 to $35,000.
A. It is important that you are aware of when our foundation issues funds to those organizations chosen as recipients. Grants are awarded each year in March. You should carefully consider how this date could impact your ability to conduct your project and whether our timing fits your requirements.
A. Not necessarily. We review a number of factors to determine what amount we will offer. One of the key factors is our expected fundraising success. We will advise successful applicants of our actual grant amount and recognize that your intended outcomes may need to be adjusted as a result.
A. All applications are reviewed by the Grants Committee of the BallenIsles Charities Foundation. This committee of resident volunteers is appointed by the Grants Committee Chair. Committee members review all applications and advise the Board of all applications that meet our guidelines, goals and priorities. The Board makes all final decisions on grant awards.
A. We do not have an appeal process. Often projects or programs that meet our guidelines, goals and priorities are still not funded simply because we have limited funds and had to make difficult choices.
A. Most Foundation emails to you concerning your application will be sent through our online system. This system serves hundreds of foundations so the email address is somewhat generic. It is [email protected]. In addition, you may also receive emails from [email protected] as these are emails from our Grants Committee which are not sent through the online system. This last email is noted through our website as the principal email to use if you wish to inquire about the grants process. We suggest you setup your email system to accept emails from our Foundation for both addresses; otherwise they may be put in your Spam filter. As we only communicate electronically, we do not want you to miss a deadline due to email issues.