Apply for a Grant

OVERVIEW
The main activity of the foundation is our DIG (Dworkin Ignition Grants) Awards program.  These are designed to be grants that help an organization in its earliest stages and support its efforts to transform into a stable institution that has the longterm capacity to address its mission.  Current grant ranges are from $2,500-$5,000.  Organizations who are selected to receive a DIG Award are also invited to participate in an awards event which features their organization to an audience of potential partners and new supporters.

ELIGIBILITY
Eligible organizations must:

-demonstrate leadership abilities and the potential to realize their goals

-maintain an active 501 (c) (3) status

-be in their first 5 years of operation

-maintain an annual operating budget of less than $150,000

-demonstrate an unwavering passion and commitment to their core mission

PROCESS
At the Dworkin Foundation, we do not believe in burdening emerging non-profits with elaborate application procedures.  Hence, we ask each applicant to address the following mandatory questions (following word limit indication) and submit them by email to Info@DworkinFoundation.org.

We review applications on an ongoing basis with no formal deadlines. We are unable to process any application requests submitted through snail mail: to be eligible for consideration, please follow the email instructions listed above. Unfortunately, due to the volume of requests that we receive, we are unable to respond to individual questions. As a result, please only forward actual grant requests answering the following questions to the foundation’s e-mail address.

REQUIRED GRANT FORMAT
(Please answer only the following questions in the order they are listed and limiting your response to the number of words indicated)

ELIGIBILITY QUESTIONS: (TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A GRANT FROM THE FOUNDATION, YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ANSWER EACH QUESTION ANSWER “YES” )

1. IS THE ORGANIZATION LESS THAN FIVE YEARS OLD FROM THE DATE OF IRS EXEMPTION?
2. HAVE THE ANNUAL REVENUES FOR EVERY YEAR OF ITS EXISTENCE EQUALED TO $150,000 OR LESS?
3. HAS THE ORGANIZATION RECEIVED A LETTER OF DETERMINATION CONFIRMING ITS STATUS AS A 501(C)(3) NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION? (A COPY OF THE IRS DETERMINATION LETTER MUST BE INCLUDED AS JPEG OR PDF ATTACHMENT TO THE E-MAIL APPLICATION)

APPLICATION QUESTIONS
1. ORGANIZATION NAME

2. ORGANIZATION PHYSICAL ADDRESS

3. ORGANIZATION WEB SITE

4. PRIMARY CONTACT (must be President, CEO, Executive Director or highest-ranking staff person or board member)

5. PRIMARY CONTACT E-MAIL ADDRESS

6. WHAT AREA OF FOCUS ARE YOU APPLYING UNDER?

7. ORGANIZATION MISSION (LESS THAN 50 WORDS)

8. ORGANIZATION HISTORY (INCLUDE BACKGROUND OF ITS FOUNDING; LESS THAN 200 WORDS)

9. ORGANIZATION (OR PROJECT) BUDGET9. PRIMARY PROJECT/S (LESS THAN 300 WORDS)

10. PRIMARY PROJECT/S (LESS THAN 300 WORDS)

11. WHY IS YOUR WORK/ORGANIZATION IMPORTANT TO SOCIETY?

12. PRIMARY CONTACT BIO

13. PLEASE DESCRIBE THE IMPACT THAT A GRANT FROM THE DWORKIN FOUNDATION WOULD HAVE ON YOUR WORK (LESS THAN 150 WORDS)