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Application Process

The Patricia Kind Family Foundation only accepts applications, supporting documentation, and grant reports online through our website. Please see information on this page outlining our grant cycles, application availability and deadlines. Please be sure to review our Application Guidelines to determine if your program meets our funding requirements.

The Board meets in January, April and August to make funding decisions. Most giving is in the range of $5,000 to $25,000/year for a one to three year period.

 

Grant Cycles

The online application will close at midnight on the deadline date.

Winter Cycle:  December 1 - January 15.

Proposals are reviewed and site visits scheduled in February and March.
Final funding decisions are made at our Board meeting in April and notification letters will be mailed out by the end of May.

Spring Cycle:  April 1 - May 1

Proposals are reviewed and site visits scheduled in May, June, and July.
Final funding decisions are made at our Board meeting in August and notification letters will be mailed out by the end of September.

Fall Cycle:  August 15 - September 15

Proposals are reviewed and site visits scheduled in October, November, and December.
Final funding decisions are made at our Board meeting in January and notification letters will be mailed out by the end of February.

All applicants are contacted during the review process. Once you have submitted the application an automatic email will be sent within several minutes confirming that your application has been successfully transmitted. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive this confirmation. After the application cycle closes and the application has been fully reviewed you will be contacted as to the status, either to schedule a site visit for further evaluation or notification that the proposal was not selected for funding. This process will take three to five weeks after the deadline.

Application Guidelines

The Foundation is interested in encouraging practical, caring solutions to community problems by supporting preventive and direct service efforts. The Patricia Kind Family Foundation operates no programs of its own, but performs its mission by funding proven approaches from non-profit organizations. We are especially committed to helping individuals and families who struggle daily with the effects of poverty. Foundation grants are made only to organizations operating in Philadelphia, Montgomery, Bucks, Delaware or Chester counties that are tax exempt under Section 501c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Priority will be given to smaller organizations with budgets under $1 million. These organizations are encouraged to apply for general operating funds.

Excluded from the Foundation’s funding priorities are grants in direct support of individuals, i.e., scholarships or fellowships; endowments; and capital projects.

Grantees must wait one year after completion of a grant before being eligible to submit a new request.

Applicants who are denied funding are asked to wait at least one year before reapplying.

The application must include:

A detailed description of the program design and proposed accomplishments during the grant period, including organization's target population, constituents and geographic communities, capabilities of the organization to carry out the proposed project as well as a budget narrative detailing all planned expenditures, anticipated income and sources of income. (Proposal narrative not to exceed 3 pages).

CV or statement of the qualifications of key personnel (can be added to proposal narrative, does not count toward 3 page limit)

Projected budget for grant period.

Current organizational operating budget.

List of directors and officers of the organization

List of your largest funding sources for the past fiscal year (dates and amounts). Include significant Foundation grants, Federated funds and/or Government grants, if applicable.

The online application will allow for upload attachments in Word, Excel or PDF format.

Please retain your log-in information. You will need it for grant reporting.

Reporting

Grantees are required to submit reports reflecting progress towards stated objectives and to notify the Foundation at any time if there is a major change or delay in the proposed plans. A grant year-end report assessing accomplishment of stated objectives of the grant and a financial accounting is necessary and is submitted online using the same link as the application. When a multi-year grant is approved payment of subsequent installments is made conditional on the satisfaction of the Foundation that proposed accomplishments are being met.  

You will need your log-in information from your initial grant application to access your grant report. The reporting link will be activated one month prior to the end of your grant year. Grantees must wait one year from the completion of their final report before submitting any new requests.

Trustee Discretionary Grants

These one-year grants are initiated by individual trustees in a selective manner and do not follow the normal grant cycles. If currently recommended by a Foundation trustee, please contact Regina Bosca at PKFFoundation@comcast.net for verification and specific approval requirements.