GRANTS: HOW TO APPLY
The Doris and Victor Day Foundation has streamlined its application process utilizing an online application portal. Please read the instructions below before beginning an application. We will only accept online grant applications this year.
STEP 1: REVIEW ELIGIBILITY, GUIDELINES & DEADLINES
The Directors of the Foundation are committed to a policy of flexibility and do not want to establish rigid regulations that limit the creative ability to meet needs as they arise in the community. That being said, there are a few guidelines that the Foundation follows:
Grants for program, operating and capital expenses that focus in the areas of:
Direct services, in the areas of health, education, youth development, community development, culture, and basic human need.
Organizations or projects that are working to reduce poverty and injustice and promote democratic values, free expression, and human achievement.
While there is no geographical restriction of the physical location of a qualified organization, grant proposals are restricted to proposals that serve the people of Rock Island County and Scott County of the Quad Cities. The board may lift this restriction at their discretion on a case by case basis.
The Foundation only makes grants to charitable organizations that have been recognized by the IRS as being described in Section 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.
The Foundation does not award the following type of grants:
Grants to individuals.
Individual scholarships (undergraduate/graduate).
Religious organizations applying for programs that are sectarian.
Organizations that discriminate by not practicing or supporting full equality.
The Foundation awards grants on a yearly cycle. All applications must be submitted by May 1, 2020.
STEP 2: CREATE AN ACCOUNT
- Access the Grant Portal System
- Our application system works with all major Internet browsers, though we recommend Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
Click on "Create New Account," and select one login email address and password to be used for all your submissions. All Foundation correspondence will be sent to the registered email address.
STEP 3: COMPLETE THE ONLINE GRANT APPLICATION
The Doris and Victor Day Foundation, Rauch Family Foundation and the Rock Island Community Foundation have entered into a partnership with the new grant software. Once logged in you will need to select the Day Foundation 2020 Grant Cycle from the list of available applications.
STEP 4: BOARD REVIEW
Your grant application is reviewed by the Board of Directors in the months of May and June.
STEP 5: FINAL GRANT DECISIONS ARE MADE
All decisions will be made no later than July 31, 2020. Notifications on decisions will be sent to the registered email on your application.