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Application Process and Timeline

Cycle 1 includes Passion Grants and John J. Snyder Fund.
Cycle 2 includes Capacity Building, CBO-Business, and Activate Lancaster County programs.

Cycle 1

Application Process

1. Complete the Letter of Intent (LOI) in the grant portal by May 12, 2020. An LOI will provide: 1) basic organizational information, and 2) a brief description of a project concept.

2. After Community Foundation staff approve an LOI, we will provide access to the full application through the same grant portal.

3. Complete the application by final deadline, May 19, 2020.

 

Application Timeline

March 3

Application Opens

April 28

Draft applications due for staff feedback (optional).

*Drafts saved but not submitted will NOT be considered for feedback.

May 12

LOI Deadline
For applications submitted for staff feedback, on or before this date, we will return your application back to “draft” status with comments included and you can make any final revisions.

May 19

Final Applications Due @ 11:59 pm

 

Grant Timeline

Award Notification (Yes or No): July 16, 2020 by 5:00 pm

Funding Period: July 16, 2020 – July 16, 2021

 

Grant Partners Timeline & Reporting

Orientation: September 11, 2020 (3:30 pm – 4:30 pm)

Completion report: Due August 30, 2021

Celebration: September 23, 2021 (4:00 pm – 5:30 pm)

Cycle 2

Application Process

1. Complete the Letter of Intent (LOI) in the grant portal by July 14, 2020. An LOI will provide: 1) basic organizational information, and 2) a brief description of a project concept.

2. After Community Foundation staff approve an LOI, we will provide access to the full application through the same grant portal.

3. Complete the application by final deadline, July 21, 2020.

 

Application Timeline

March 3

Application Opens

June 30

Draft applications due for staff feedback (optional).

*Drafts saved but not submitted will NOT be considered for feedback.

July 14

LOI Deadline
For applications submitted for staff feedback, on or before this date, we will return your application back to “draft” status with comments included and you can make any final revisions.

July 21

Final Applications Due @ 11:59 pm

 

Grant Timeline

Award Notification (Yes or No): September 18, 2020 by 5:00 pm

Funding Period: September 18, 2020 – September 18, 2021

 

Grant Partners Timeline & Reporting

 

Capacity Building Program

Orientation: October 13, 2020 (3:30 pm – 4:30 pm) at the Community Foundation

2021 Workshops: January 12, February 16, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15, July 13, October 19

Completion report: Due October 30, 2021

 

CBO-Business Program

Orientation: October 15, 2020 (3:30 pm – 4:30 pm) at the Community Foundation

2021 Workshops: January 14, March 18, May 20, August 12

Completion report: Due October 30, 2021

 

Activate Lancaster County Program

Workshops: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm @ Community Foundation

• October 20, 2020 – The Community Centered Design (CCD) Process; Identify Community Challenges; How to Research. In between meetings: Community research (interviews, etc.).

• January 19, 2021 – Glean Insights; Ask “How Might We” questions. In between meetings: Community feedback “How might we?” questions.

• March 23, 2021 – Identify best concepts to report back to community. In between meetings: Share updated concepts with residents, gather feedback.

• May 25, 2021 – Identify one project to pilot, create pilot plan. After meeting: create budget for pilot plan for $5,000.

• August 17, 2021 – Report out on results & celebration!

Completion report: Due October 30, 2021

 

*Workshop attendance is required for all Cycle 2 programs. Failure to maintain grant requirements may affect your ability to apply for future grants.

Clean Water Fund

APPLICATION PROCESS

1. Contact Allyson Gibson at [email protected] to get the access code.

2. Use the code to access the application on the Community Foundation portal, found at www.LancFound.org/grants.

3. Complete the application by July 26, 2020.

APPLICATION TIMELINE

July 7

Draft applications due for staff feedback (optional).

*Drafts saved but not submitted will NOT be considered for feedback.

July 14

For applications submitted for staff feedback, on or before this date, we will return your application back to “draft” status with comments included and you can make any final revisions.

July 26

Final Applications Due @ 11:59 pm

 

GRANT TIMELINE

Award Notification (Yes or No): September 18, 2020 by 5:00 pm

Funding Period: September 18, 2020 – September 18, 2021

 

GRANT PARTNERS TIMELINE & REPORTING

Status Report: Due March 15, 2021

Completion Report: Due October 30, 2021

Eligibility Requirements

Before starting an application for any grant, review our general eligibility requirements.

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Start a Letter of Intent (LOI) and complete an application for any of these grants by their deadlines.

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