The Foundation has transitioned to an online grant application and reporting system. This transition occurred throughout calendar years 2017 and 2018 in order to allow applicants in each of the Foundation’s grant categories the opportunity to learn the process.

Only online grant applications will be accepted according to the following schedule:


With the initiation of this process, paper copies of applications are no longer accepted.

The Foundation recognizes that moving to an online system is a significant change for organizations, particularly in the application process.  Accordingly, beginning February 2017, the Foundation will not return applications due to missing documents or the submission of incorrect documents. Instead, the Foundation will allow an organization five (5) business days to submit the missing or the correct document.  

This practice will remain in place from February 2017 through November 2018 or through a complete cycle of all grant application categories. Effective January 2019, the Foundation will revert to its practice of not considering any application that has missing or incorrect documents, provided an organization has submitted an online application during the grace period.

Organizations that have received grants from the Foundation will begin submitting progress reports online (please refer to section 8 of the grant agreement for specific dates).  In order to begin the online reporting process, you may contact Jodi Zahm to schedule a meeting for one-on-one instructions or email her at requesting a progress report. You will receive an email with a link to register your organization and receive further instructions for completing grant requirements online.

For your convenience, an On-line Grant Application/Reporting Tips document is provided. If you have questions at any time during the online process for applications or requirements, please contact Terry Stevens for assistance.

Your grant application must be submitted online according to the information and schedule above.

For information on the three types of Capacity Building grants (Transform, Renew, and Inspire), please call the Foellinger Foundation at 260.422.2900.