We hope you like this helpful checklist
Each of the steps in the checklist are detailed below in this toolkit. And if you still can’t find answers to your questions, there are also links to additional resources, including how to contact our team.
Let's make sure you’re eligible
Your organization is eligible to apply for a grant from El Pomar Foundation if it matches this basic criteria. Be sure to review our full details and guidelines once you can confirm these three items.
We accept applications on a rolling basis, and our Trustees review them 4-6 times a year during Trustee meetings. There are no deadlines for applications, so we encourage you to apply 8 weeks prior to the Trustee meeting that best fits your grant request timing (meeting dates at right).
Determine the funding type you're applying for
Our competitive process is how most El Pomar grants are made, but we also have a number of individual funds for specific focus areas and/or geography. In addition, we fund program, general operating support, and capital grants, so clarify in advance which of these your request will fit.
Once you've confirmed eligibility and timeline, here are the materials you'll need.
Now you're ready to apply
Our application process is all online and it’s easy to create your own account to manage your grant applications – past, present, and future. You can log in and out to review previous applications, start new ones, and submit final reports. As you start a new grant application, you can save your work and return prior to submission, so it’s not necessary to complete it in one session.
When you link to the Grants Portal, you’ll be prompted to log in if you already have an account, or to create one if you’re a new user. Then just follow the prompts from there.
You've submitted your application...
What happens next?
Once the Trustees have reviewed your application at the corresponding Trustees’ meeting, you’ll be notified whether it was approved or declined by e-mail or regular mail within approximately 4-6 weeks.
If your grant is approved, you will also be notified of your final report due date, which is also submitted through the Grants Portal where you submitted your application.
Submitting your Final Report
Still have questions? We've got answers.
Our Grants Office is on hand to clarify any remaining questions you might have.