UPDATE JUNE 2013: The Linden Foundation is not accepting any new inquiries or applications.


  Application Process

The Linden Foundation will invite selected organizations to submit proposals. No unsolicited Full Proposals will be considered. Please note that most of the Foundation's grants budget is allocated to renewed funding since much of the Foundation's funding is multi-year.



  Timetable

Twice a year, organizations of greatest interest to the Linden Foundation will be invited to submit a full application. Invitations for full applications will generally be sent out one month before the deadline. Full applications will generally be due on March 1 and September 1. Funding decisions will generally be made by June 1 and December 1.



  Full Proposals from New Applicants

Upon invitation from the Foundation, new applicant organizations will submit a full proposal including the following information:

  • 1. A two-page Application Cover Sheet, signed by the organization's Chairman, President or Executive Director, summarizing the request (please use the Linden Foundation's form).
  • 2. A narrative, no longer than three pages, including:
  •     a. a description of the organization's mission, past accomplishments, qualifications, current programs, and the population it serves (existing materials, such as an annual report, are acceptable);
  •     b. a description of the program including: the need or issue to be addressed, target population; 3-5 program goals/objectives; time frame; budget; staffing; and plans for evaluating and funding the project in the future.
  • 3. A detailed program budget
  • 4. An overall organizational budget for the year the grant is requested
  • 5. Names, occupations, and length of service of board members
  • 6. Qualifications of key personnel managing the program
  • 7. IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter
  • 8. The organization's financial statements for the most recent two years
  • 9. Funds raised or expected from other sources


The Foundation only accepts online submissions through GMA Foundationís Foundant system.

The site can be found here:
https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=3QVk173peTlXx9x00rXZzg2

but please note that only organizations invited to apply will be sent instructions on how to submit the required materials. Mailed, emailed or faxed proposals will not be accepted.

The Board may request that a site visit be conducted as part of the evaluation process. However, this is not a prerequisite to a grant being awarded.



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  Proposals from Repeat Applicants

Unless specifically asked not to reapply, repeat applicants should submit the following information:

  • 1. A two-page Application Cover Sheet, signed by the organization's Chairman, President or Executive Director, summarizing the request (please use the Linden Foundation's form).
  • 2. †A grant report for the most recent year (please use the Linden Foundation's Grant Report Form).
  • 3. A detailed program budget
  • 4. An overall organizational budget for the year the grant is requested
  • 5. The organization's financial statements for the most recent year
  • 6. Funds raised or expected from other sources


The Foundation only accepts online submissions through GMA Foundationís Foundant system.

The site can be found here:
https://www.grantinterface.com/Common/LogOn.aspx?eqs=3QVk173peTlXx9x00rXZzg2

but please note that only organizations invited to apply will be sent instructions on how to submit the required materials. Mailed, emailed or faxed proposals will not be accepted.

The Board may request that a site visit be conducted as part of the evaluation process. However, this is not a prerequisite to a grant being awarded.



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  Grant Requirements

Grant recipients will be expected to submit a report within 9-12 months of the grant being awarded, including a self-evaluation of the project and its effectiveness, using the Foundation's Grant Report form. A common report form is also acceptable.



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