Application FAQ

1What types of grants are supported?
We support qualifying charitable organizations that demonstrate a strong connection between their missions, programs, and/or projects and the following values:

• We invest in education that inspires learning, organizations that teach new skills, and leading-edge expertise that seeds fresh opportunities to prepare children for the future.
• We believe in promoting community-wide literacy so that every person, regardless of age, has the ability to thrive.
• We team with partners who guide future generations through sharing knowledge, experience, faith, resources, and advice.
• We look for innovative ideas, capabilities, and organizations that have potential to take root in our community and collaborate to make a lasting impact.
• We help with initiatives that address the basic human needs of shelter, healthy meal options, better health outcomes and overall family safety, recreation, and well-being.
• We’re dedicated to our community. We hope that by supporting initiatives that align with our mission, we inspire others, especially our youth, to strive to become their personal best.
2Are we eligible for a grant?
The Hagerman Foundation only awards grants to non-profit organizations classified by the Internal Revenue Code Selection of 501(c)(3).

• Grants are not awarded to individuals or political activity
• Grants are not awarded to purchase tickets or tables at fundraising events
3What is the process for applying for a grant?
When applying for a grant with The Hagerman Foundation please pick between our two processes, depending on the size of the grant request.

For a grant request of $10,000 or less:

• Create an account in the Grant Management System
• Complete the following information:


◦ Mission, history, and overview of organization
◦ Project description
◦ Define success in 3 measurable goals and describe how each will be evaluated
◦ Personnel and collaborations
◦ Budget uploads: organization's current operating budget, project budget with requested amounts, most recent income and expense sheet and a recent balance sheet

• Grant approval or denial notification will be received within 90 days.

For a grant request of $10,000 or more: Please submit your letter of inquiry (LOI) at least 4 months before your proposed project start date.

• Create an account in the Grant Management System
• Complete the following information for:


◦ Mission, history, and overview of organization
◦ Goals, objectives, and the population served by the project for which funding is being sought
◦ Status of project
◦ Budget uploads: organization's current operating budget and project budget with requested amounts


• Invitation to complete a full grant proposal or declination will be received within 30 days

  Complete the additional information for the full grant proposal:

• Project description
• Define success in 3 measurable goals and describe how each will be evaluated
• Personnel and collaborations
• Budget uploads: organization's most recent income and expense sheet and a recent balance sheet
• Grant approval or denial notification will be received within 90 days
4How long does the application take?
We have three grant cycles per year that begin January 1, May 1, and September 1, respectively. Each cycle lasts approximately four months.

Letters of inquiry (LOI) should be submitted at least 4 months before your proposed project start date. More deadline information can be found in our Grant Proposal Guidelines.
5What are the guidelines for the letter of inquiry (LOI)?
Grant requests of $10,000 or more require a LOI. Please submit your LOI through our Grant Management System
at least 4 months before your proposed project start date.

You will be asked to provide the following informationI:

• Mission, history, and overview of organization
• Goals, objectives, and population served by the project for which funding is being sought
• Status of the project (i.e. date established and anticipated duration)
• Budget uploads: organization's current operating budget and project budget with requested amounts
6Do you award multi-year grants?
Yes, the Foundation will consider awarding an organization a multi-year grant.
7Can we apply in consecutive years?
Yes, an organization can apply for grants consecutively, but only after the final grant evaluation report has been completed.
8If we received a grant from The Hagerman Foundation in the past, do we need to re-submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI)?
No, if your organization received funding from The Hagerman Foundation in the past you may submit your request under the Continued Support Grant Application.
9If our organization is awarded a grant, what are the reporting requirements?
Grants under $10,000 or less:

• 6 month interim report
• Final grant evaluation

Grants over $10,000:

• Quarterly interim reports
• Final grant evaluation
10Does the Foundation award grants to individuals?
No, we only sponsor 501(c)3 organizations.
11Does the Foundation sponsor fund raising events?
We do not buy tickets, purchase tables, or otherwise sponsor fundraising events and generally do not respond to such requests.
12Can we re-apply after our letter of inquiry (LOI) is declined?
If your LOI has been declined, you may re-apply after a one-year waiting period.
13How can we create an online account?
Create an Online Account provides you with detailed instructions and a tutorial video to help you set up your account.
14When are your application deadlines?
Please refer to our Proposal Guidelines page