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Operational Support Grant Application

Due: 5pm, Friday, April 26, 2019

Please use the form below to submit your application. This form must be filled in and submitted in one session (i.e., progress can not be saved for completion at a later time). As such, it is best to review the questions and prepare your answers and attachments ahead of time.

Alternatively, you may submit your application using the downloadable PDFs provided on this page.

Organization Information

Organizations must either have current 501(c)3 status or utilize a fiscal agent/sponsor with current 501(c)3 status to qualify for grants from the Takoma Foundation. If your organization has 501(c)3 status, please attach a PDF of your IRS Letter of Determination here. Otherwise, provide information on your organization’s financial structure and fiscal agent in the next section.
For those organizations without 501c(3) status and can qualify via a fiscal agent/sponsor with 501c(3) status, please provide the name of your fiscal agent and explain how your group operates financially.

Contact Information

Operational Support

Currently the range awarded is $250 to $5,000 (enter numbers only)

Supporting Details

Summarize your organization’s purpose and what makes its services unique.
Describe your major programs and specify the needs your organization seeks to address.
How will your work benefit the residents of the Takoma Foundation’s Priority neighborhoods (City of Takoma Park, East Silver Spring, Takoma Langley, Long Branch, Takoma DC). Indicate which, if any, of your programs target underrepresented, underserved and/or youth populations.
Provide a schedule for major tasks and accomplishments. Note: The Takoma Foundation can only fund projects that can be completed within 12 months.
What other organizations does your organization collaborate with, and in what capacity? Additionally, please disclose your organization’s anticipated use of volunteers in support of its goals.
Provide an annual organizational budget describing revenue and expenses. For the purpose of this application, support may be financial or in-kind, such as volunteer hours that community members have pledged to the project or donations of goods or services from a sponsor or supporter. Note: When considering operating support requests, the Takoma Foundation prioritizes those of organizations with an annual operating budget of $100,000 or less.
Please provide a brief description of your organization’s leadership, which may include paid staff, volunteer board members and other key volunteer participants.
How will you measure the success of the organizational activities supported by this grant? Describe how results will be reported to the Takoma Foundation.
Please attach any other supporting documentation here. Acceptable file types include MS Word and Powerpoint, PDF, images, and plain text (archive [zip] files not accepted). A maximum of 20 files may be attached, with no file size greater than 5mb, and total of all file sizes less than 20mb.
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