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Application for Grant Renewals

If you are applying for a renewal grant from Moriah, that is, if your organization has received a grant from Moriah within the last two years and you are applying for renewed funding, please follow the application guidelines below. The guidelines vary according to whether you are seeking a general support grant or a project grant, but all grant applications must include four components:

  • A. Moriah's application cover sheet
  • B. A proposal narrative
  • C. A progress report, and
  • D. Financials

Details are provided below.

Please do not include more than ten pages of supporting documentation (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 your program officer or Kathy Jagow at (202) 783-8488 ext. 221/kjagow@moriahfund.org.

I. General Support Grants

A. Cover Sheet

B. Proposal Narrative

This should be no more than FIVE pages for a request of $20,000 or more, and no more than THREE pages for a request for less than $20,000. It should include the following:

  • Brief description of the organization's most important plans and priorities for the year for which funding is requested, and background, explanation and anticipated outcomes for any major new projects
  • List of key staff and of Board of Directors with affiliations

C. Financial Information

  • Revenue and expense statements for the organization for the previous year, the current year, and the next year
  • List of organization'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. Progress Report

  • A second narrative section, also no more than FIVE pages in length for a grant of $20,000 or more and no more than THREE pages for a grant of less than $20,000, which describes progress on your current grant, specifically:
    • What was the organization's most significant achievement or impact, and why? Consider impact on individuals, communities, institutions, or policies as appropriate to your grant.
    • Were all or some of your major goals for the year met? Did you develop new goals or revise old ones? Explain and provide examples.
    • Did the organization encounter any unexpected difficulties? What changed or will change as a result?
    • What new partnerships or collaborations were created or have you entered into in the past year? Will these collaborations continue?
    • Have there been any significant institutional changes or developments at your organization, for example in the board, staff leadership, or finances?
  • Financial Information
    • An accounting of total organizational expenditures with an explanation if this account differs significantly from the original budget

II. Project Support Grants

A. Cover Sheet

B. Proposal Narrative

This should be no more than FIVE pages for a request of $20,000 or more, and no more than THREE pages for a request for less than $20,000. It should include the following:

  • Description of the project or activity for which funding is requested, its context within the organization, and anticipated outcomes
  • Specific goals, plan of action and timeline
  • Long-term project plans, including future financing
  • List of key staff and of Board of Directors with affiliations

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. Progress Report

This should be no more than FIVE pages for a request of $20,000 or more, and no more than THREE pages for a request for less than $20,000. Progress reports for applicants who are applying for less than $20,000 are only required to answer the first three questions.

  • What was the project's most significant achievement or impact, and why? Consider impact on individuals, communities, institutions, or policies as appropriate to your grant.
  • Were all or some of the original goals of your proposal met? Did you develop new goals or revise old ones? Explain and provide examples.
  • Did the project encounter any unexpected difficulties? If the project was unable to accomplish part or all of its agenda, what were the barriers to doing so?
  • Do you feel that your project represented the most effective approach to tackling the problems at hand? With the benefit of hindsight, what, if anything, would you do differently?
  • What new partnerships or collaborations were created or have you entered into in the past year? Will these collaborations continue?

Financial Information

  • An accounting of total project and total organizational expenditures with an explanation if this account differs significantly from the original budget
  • Percentage of the project budget actually raised, and major funding sources
  • If there was a significant shortfall, an explanation of what budget or program adjustments were made

 

 

 

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