Apply for Grants

The Montclair Foundation is a tax-exempt community foundation founded in 1979 to support not-for-profit organizations that meet health, educational, cultural, social service and quality of life needs in Montclair and environs. Grants are generally awarded in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $10,000. No grants are awarded to individuals.

Grant proposals should be sent to the Montclair Foundation by September 11 (following Monday after Labor Day)  or March 1 for consideration at our Fall or Spring Board Meetings. Action on proposals may be deferred; however, all organizations will be notified promptly as to the status of all requests. Proposals can be  received  via mail, hand-delivery or email (director@vanvleck.org) before the deadlines to be considered.

GRANT PROPOSAL FORMAT

Please include the application form and the following information in your proposal:

  • PROPOSAL SUMMARY

    One page
    Please summarize the purpose of your organization, the reason your organization is requesting this grant, the anticipated outcomes and the benefit to the Montclair community.

  • PROPOSAL NARRATIVE

    Up to two pages

    1. A brief summary of your organization’s history, mission and goals, including current programs and accomplishments and your staffing structure
    2. A description of the program or project for which funds are being sought, including the following:
      • Is this a new initiative or an ongoing part of the organization
      • Statement of needs/problems addressed and the constituency served
      • Your relationships with organizations that address similar needs
    3. A brief explanation of how your organization measures the effectiveness of the program/project. Describe your criteria for a successful program and how your organization assesses its results.
    4. If you have received funding from the Montclair Foundation in the last two years, a brief report documenting the use of grant funds including applicable assessments
  • ATTACHMENTS

    Required

    1. Financial Information
      • Most recent audited financial statement or Form 990
      • A current organizational and project budget that identifies all sources of revenue and expenses for the program or project
      • A list of other sources of funding that are being solicited and your status to date with those sources
    2. Other materials
      • Your current IRS determination letter indicating 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
      • List of your current Board of Directors
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