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Grant Cycle

  • Foundation roundtable hosted in March

    FAIRWINDS Foundation hosts a non-profit roundtable session to discuss the 2020 grant cycle to interested agencies.
  • Application deadline May 7

    Grant applications received after deadline will be considered in the next grant cycle.
  • Application review period May 8 – August 26

    Each grant application is reviewed, researched and assessed.
  • Application status notifications sent September 1 - September 10

    Agencies notified of their grant status.

To qualify for consideration, your organization must meet the following:

  • Show alignment to FAIRWINDS Foundation priorities – financial literacy educational opportunities delivered by grant applicant.
  • Have current tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code or be a governmental entity. School systems will need to submit an IRS letter of determination or a letter on school system letterhead confirming you are a school system.
  • Demonstrate one full year of program services and outcomes.
  • Demonstrate a strong financial position with a detailed program budget.
  • Clearly define the impact your organization is making in the community or with the targeted audience without discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, creed, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation or national origin.
  • Have a method by which to measure, track and report one or more program outcomes and specific results that demonstrate measurable community impact.