*St. Francis New Generation Fund Grant Application*

The Foundation is currently not accepting applications.

St. Francis New Generation Endowment Fund

This Fund mirrors the previous New Generation Fund, Inc. as an endowment fund. Therefore, only the earnings (no principal) from this fund can be spent for charitable purposes for the betterment of St. Francis and Cheyenne County. Currently, the goal is to spend the earnings at the rate of 5% of the average 3-year-end Fund balance. A portion of the earnings may also be utilized for necessary expenses to educate and promote the work of the Fund.

Applications are accepted one time per year as announced by the board each January. Grant applications are accepted annually from March 1 to midnight on March 31.  Awards will be announced by May 1.  Grant applications are not accepted outside of this time frame.

QUALIFYING APPLICANTS

Applicants must serve the geographic area of St. Francis or Cheyenne County Kansas. Grants are made to nonprofit organizations exempt from federal taxation under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; and Educational, Governmental, and Religious Institutions. Grants are not made to individuals or businesses.

Please note – there are many nonprofit organizations that fall under a different IRS tax code that are not eligible.  Please look into this prior to filling out your application.

GRANT CRITERIA

Grant requests for program or projects to address any of the following areas:

  • Arts and Culture
  • Community Social Services and Security
  • Conservation and Environment
  • Education
  • Health Care / Mental Health
  • Senior Services
  • Recreation and Fitness

Grants are not awarded for operating expenses.

REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

A final report will be submitted that includes:

  • Receipts of expenditures
  • A picture of the project / outcome
  • A summary of how the grant funds were utilized
  • Results or outcomes of the grant project

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS TO BE UPLOADED

  • List of organization’s board members and their board positions
  • Organization’s IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter (exception – Governmental, Educational or Religious Entities)
  • Letters of Support (optional)

Applicants must submit an online application; paper applications will not be accepted.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I create a new account?

When you click on the Grant Application link, you will be redirected to the GNWKCF Logon Page.  If you are a first time applicant, you will need to click on the button “Create New Account” and complete the following information:

  • Legal name of the organization
  • Tax ID / Federal Employee ID Number (FEIN)
  • Organization telephone number
  • Organization email address
  • Main organization mailing address (including city, state, zip)

Then click the Next button

  • Main contact’s name, title, phone number, and address
  • Email address for main contact (NOTE – this becomes the username for the account logon)

Then click the Next button

  • Answer Yes or No to whether or not you are the executive officer.
    • If No, click Next to enter that information
    • If Yes, click Next to continue to add additional executive officer information if needed

Then create a password and confirm the password (note that it must be at least 6 characters long)

Click CREATE ACCOUNT

You will then be prompted to confirm whether or not you have received an email that the account was created successfully.  Check your email.  If you do not receive the confirmation, be sure to check your SPAM or Junk Mail folder.  You can continue without receiving this email; however, if it is not confirmed, you may miss important updates or notifications sent via email.

Contact us at 785-734-2406 or info@gnwkcf.org if you have questions.

How do I modify or access an existing account?

When you click on the Grant Application link, you will be redirected to the GNWKCF Logon Page.  If an application has been submitted on behalf of the organization before, you have two choices:

  1. Use the existing account information to apply
  2. Create a new logon for the applicant

It is always preferable to use an existing account if the organization has received prior funding; however, we understand that some organizations will have more than one person apply for funds.  In these cases, each individual may create a unique logon for the organization.  As long as the same FEIN number is noted, GNWKCF can combine the accounts on the back-end of the system.  In this case, just follow the process to create a new logon.

If you want to use an existing account but cannot recall the logon information, click on the “FORGOT PASSWORD” button to have a password reset. If you do not remember the email account associated with the account, please call our office for assistance at 785-734-2406 or email us at info@gnwkcf.org.

May I use the same email account for multiple organization accounts?

We understand that in rural Kansas, it is not uncommon for one individual to help write grants for multiple organizations.  Unfortunately, the grant application portal will only allow one email address to be used for one organization account.

In these cases, we suggest that you work with your IT staff member to create email address alias’ or additional email addresses that you can use for additional organization accounts.

How do I know if someone from my organization has already applied for funding?

If you believe there is an existing account setup for your organization but do not have that information, you can contact our office at 785-734-2406 or info@gnwkcf.org to request assistance.

What information is needed to complete the application?

At a minimum, you will need the following:

  • Federal Tax ID Number
  • 501(c)(3) verification letter from the IRS (exception – Governmental, Educational or Religious Entities)
  • Board member list

How much funding is available?

The Cheyenne County Kansas Community Foundation, based on the establishing documents of the St. Francis New Generation Endowment Fund, can award fund earnings at the rate of 5% of the average 3-year-end fund balance.  This amount varies each year.

ONLINE TUTORIALS AVAILABLE

Video instructions for setting up an online account profile.

Video instructions for the online grant application process.

ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR CORRESPONDENCE

Please email grants@gnwkcf.org or
call 785-734-2406 if you still have questions.

Greater Northwest Kansas Community Foundation
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PO Box 593
Bird City, KS  67731