In order to align with our strategic plan and optimize our grants program, the Memorial Foundation for Children is requesting Letters of Intent (LOI) for grant funding. After the review of all LOIs, selected organizations will be invited to submit a full application for further consideration.
BEFORE YOU BEGIN
Please note that our mission statement has changed with the adoption of a new strategic plan in October 2021. Our organization is working towards the following mission:
The Mission of the Memorial Foundation for Children is to provide funds that support nonprofit organizations and their programs that focus on improving the lives of children from asset-limited households and under-resourced communities in the Richmond Metropolitan Area.
Please also carefully review all of our grant guidelines, specifically noting that the Foundation does not award grants for field trips, event tickets or individual tuition, scholarships, and camperships.
How to Apply:
An opportunity to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to apply for grant funding will open in late January. All LOIs must be received online no later than 12:00 noon on March 1, or the next business day if the date falls on a Saturday or Sunday. Letters of Intent received after the deadline will not be considered.
After the foundation has completed its review of the LOI, all applicants will be notified by email in late-April and selected organizations will be invited to submit a full application for further consideration by June 1 (or the next business day if the date falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or federal holiday).
Use the following link one time to initiate a Letter of Intent: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_1941?SA=SNA&FID=35049.
Use the following link to continue working on a Letter of Intent or application and to access other organization documents: https://www.grantrequest.com/SID_1941?SA=AM
If you have never submitted an application on behalf of your organization to the Memorial Foundation for Children, you must register as a new user.
2022 Application Review and Award Timeline:
Late January: Letter of Intent opportunity opens
March 1: Letters of Intent must be submitted online by noon in order to be considered.
Late-April: Applicants are notified of decisions and selected organizations are invited to submit a full application for further consideration.
June 1: If invited, a full application and the Foundation budget form must be submitted online by noon. Two hard copies of the application and budget and one copy of all other attachments must be postmarked and mailed.
June – September: The grant process includes a review of the online application and an interview that may include a site visit by a member of the Grants committee.
October – November: The Grants Committee reviews all proposals, presents findings, and makes recommendations for funding to the Board.
Early December: Applicants are notified in writing of decisions, and grants are awarded and paid prior to December 31. Awarded grant funds must be fully expended during the following January through December.
Organizations will be required to complete a detailed Grant Report Form by January 31, one year after receipt of the grant. We ask for information on the expenditure of funds and a thoughtful evaluation of the project. Grantees who fail to submit a grant report within the required time frame will be ineligible to apply for the next grant cycle.
Grants are awarded every other year.