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Grant Application Guidelines for New Grantees

If you are applying for a new grant from Moriah, that is, if you have not received funding from Moriah within the last two years, please follow the application guidelines below. The guidelines vary according to whether you are seeking a general support grant or a project grant, and whether your request is for more or less than $20,000.

All grant applications must include three components:

  • A. Moriah's application cover sheet
  • B. A proposal narrative
  • C. Financials

Please do not include more than ten pages of supporting documents (items not required by our guidelines), for example any reports, articles, brochures, etc. that you wish to send to support your application. If you have specific questions that are not covered by these guidelines, please contact the Moriah Fund program officer who invited your proposal.

I. General Support Requests

A. Cover Sheet

B. Proposal Narrative

Requests larger than $20,000 should have a narrative section of no more than FIVE pages, requests less than $20,000 should have a narrative section of no more than THREE pages. The narrative should include:

  • A description of the history, purpose and goals of the organization, major programs and key accomplishments in the past three years
  • Plans and priorities for the year in which funding is requested
  • Qualifications of the organization for this work

C. Financial Information

  • Revenue and expense statements for the organization and the project for the previous year, the current year, and the next year
  • List of organization and project's current major institutional funders with corresponding amounts, including commitments and pending requests with amounts requested and committed as appropriate
  • Most recent audit (if available) including management letter.

D. Other Information

  • List of key staff and all members of the Board of Directors with their affiliations

II. Project Grants

A. Cover Sheet

B. Proposal Narrative

Requests larger than $20,000 should have a narrative section of no more than FIVE pages, requests less than $20,000 should have a narrative section of no more than THREE pages. The narrative should include:

  • The history, purpose and goals of the organization, and recent and anticipated accomplishments
  • Description of the project or activity for which funding is requested as well as its context within the organization
  • Specific goals, plan of action and timeline
  • Qualifications of the organization for this project, including information about key staff of the organization and the project
  • Long-term project plans, including future financing if applicable (if the grant is to support a short term project, skip this question).

C. Financial Information

  • Revenue and expense statements for the organization and the project for the previous year, the current year, and the next year
  • List of organization and project's current major institutional funders with corresponding amounts, including commitments and pending requests with amounts requested and committed as appropriate
  • Most recent audit (if available) including management letter.

D. Lobbying Statement including one of the following:

  • A project budget with a separate line item for lobbying
  • A notation on the project budget stating the dollar amount or percentage of the project budget that will be used for lobbying
  • A notation on the project budget that no Moriah funds will be used for lobbying; or
  • A notation on the project budget stating that the project does not include any lobbying activities

Lobbying activities are those that attempt to influence specific legislation, either directly or by mobilizing grassroots pressure.

E. Other Information

  • List of key staff and of all Board of Directors with their affiliations

 

 

 

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