Grant Application: Rapid Response

This year we will accept grant applications from August 1, 2017 until September 30, 2017.  Applications should be submitted via e-mail.  We also strongly encourage applicants to apply earlier rather than later as funds are designated and distributed with a reasonable turn around.  We are unable to process those who apply after September 30, 2017.  We have received Urgent Letters of Inquiry, in the past, however, as outlined in our website’s FAQ, we strongly encourage organizations to apply within the open application period.

We have endeavored to make our application process as simple as possible. We do this both so that organizations in need are not bogged down in excessive paperwork and so that we can process grant requests quickly.  Our turnaround time will be approximately two months from the receipt of your application.  If your need is especially urgent please tell us what your specific time constraints are in your letter.  Although there is no formal application form/format, we prefer to receive applications by e-mail via: Info@JenkinsStandInTheGap.org (PDF. or DOC. attachments are acceptable).  

We look forward to reviewing applications which include: a description of your organization, a copy of your 501(c)(3) determination letter, a copy of or link to the most recent Form 990, a 2-5 page narrative of the project or need for which the application is being made; a detailed prioritized project budget which covers your actual funding request.(This is especially important as while we may not be able to fund your entire program, we may be able to assist with a particular needful element that aligns with our mission.) Lastly, we would like your 2-5 page description of your project to address FIVE key areas:
1.) What community concerns are you trying to address?
2.) How do you plan to address said concerns?
3.) When and over what time period will you execute your plan?
4.) How will you evaluate your plans success or lack thereof?
5.) List the funders from which you have requested or received funds.

If your organization previously received a grant from us and has kept us up-to-date with your outreach activities, you may be considered for board-initiated outreach, but, unfortunately, we cannot guarantee repeat grants.  (It is a good idea to consider sharing your compelling work with new funders.)

If you would like to be added to our e-mail announcements list (less than five e-mails per year), please send your organization’s name and preferred contact information to info@jenkinsstandinthegap.org with the subject line “Subscribe to List.”

Please feel free to review our FAQ page, as well as other sections of our site. If you still have any remaining questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail.  Please address all letters to the Board of Directors.

We wish you the best of luck in your ongoing funding search and hope your community outreach continues to be effective, informative, and uplifting.

Board of Directors
James R. and Anita Horne Jenkins Family Foundation