Grant Application Procedures

The John Ben Snow Foundation & Memorial Trust is pro-active in seeking grant proposals from qualifying 501(c)(3) organizations. Additionally, the Foundation & Memorial Trust accepts unsolicited proposals from qualifying organizations. Refer to our Online Grant Application System to view the grant cycles that are currently accepting applications.

Online Grant Application System:

The Foundation & Memorial Trust has implemented an Online Grant Application System. All first-time users must create an account prior to beginning the application process. Refer to the Applicant Registration Tutorial for assistance. Once the new account has been created, the user can begin the grant application process. Refer to the Application Workflow Tutorial for assistance.

A letter of inquiry must be submitted via the Online Grant Application System between October 1st and January 1st. If the proposal meets the stated guidelines and priorities of the Foundation & Memorial Trust, grant application instructions will be sent to the applicant. All grant applications must be submitted via the Online Grant Application System by April 1st of the year in which a grant is requested.

The Foundation & Memorial Trust may require additional information and possibly an interview or site visit. Any discussions or indications of interest should not be construed as a commitment by the Foundation & Memorial Trust. All complete grant applications are carefully considered and evaluated by the Foundation & Memorial Trust. Applicants are notified of the Foundation & Memorial Trust's decision by July 1st. All approved grant applicants are required to sign a Grant Acceptance Agreement prior to any funds being released by the Foundation & Memorial Trust.

Additional Information:

The Foundation & Memorial Trust will periodically consider off-cycle grant proposals between July 1st and December 1st for projects whose timing does not fall within the standard grant application cycle outlined above. The funding for these proposals fluctuates yearly based on investment performance as well as prior grant commitments. The grant seeker must contact the Foundation & Memorial Trust and obtain approval prior to submitting an off-cycle grant proposal.

Grant Application Checklist:

  • View Online Tutorials
  • Create Account (first-time users)
  • Submit Letter of Inquiry by January 1st
  • Submit Grant Application by April 1st