ONLINE APPLICATION PORTAL AND REPORTING TIPS
Unless otherwise directed by Foundation staff, an online application is required. Start by clicking Apply Now under the appropriate application heading on our website. This will take you to a log-in page for our applicant portal; signing in with an email address and password will create and begin your selected application.
If this is your first time applying, create a new account by clicking the New Applicant button under the E-mail field. If you have replaced someone who previously submitted applications for your organization, please contact Laura Blais at firstname.lastname@example.org to have their existing account transferred to you. You will also need to know your organization’s IRS Tax ID (EIN) to begin the grant process.
If the online application portal is idle for 15 minutes or longer, the system will log you out without saving your work. If you cannot finish your grant application in one session, scroll down to the bottom of the page and click “Save and Finish Later.” DO NOT use your browser to save – it will not be saved where you can retrieve it.
While still in the application, you can email a draft to yourself or to any reviewer prior to submission by clicking on “E-mail Draft” in the upper right corner of the application page.
In your online account, you also have four options using the icons to the right of the application name: “Transfer to New Owner,” “Manage Viewers,” “Delete,” and “Email a Copy of the Application.”
When flipping between pages within in application, use the blue tabs at the top of the application, below the Foundation logo. If you use your browser buttons to change pages, you will lose the information you have just entered.
If you have started an application or report and want to return and finish it – click Return to Previous Application. The application or report you are still working on will be shown first in the “In Progress Applications” or the “In Progress Requirements” section, found in the dropdown menu on the right side of the page. Completed applications will be shown in the “Submitted Applications” section. You can email all applications and requirements to yourself or others.
You will know you have successfully completed an application when, after you hit the “submit” button, you receive an email indicating success along with a copy of your application. You can also check the status of your application by following the link to the “Log in to Your Account” link at the bottom of every page of our website.