Grant Application

Application Process

The following seven components are required to complete the Online Grant Application:

Cover Letter

Contact Information

Organizational Information, Summary Statements, and Objective Statements

Governing Body Information

Budget Information

Please read the directions below and contact the Foundation if you have questions concerning the budget requirements.

  • Applications requesting General Support must submit a 3-year comparative operating budget. It must be in printable and neat PDF format with side-by-side budget years for comparison.
  • Applications requesting support for a Specific Project Support must submit both a 3-year comparative operating budget and a separate 3-year comparative project budget. Both must be in a printable and neat PDF format with side-by-side budget years for comparison.
  • Other sources of funding must include a list of each individual foundation you have either received funding from, plan to apply to, or were declined by in the given fiscal year.  Please indicate this status beside the name of each funding source (applying/applied, pending, or declined).
  • Note: The Sapelo Foundation will not fund 100% of any organization or project.

IRS Tax Determination Letter

Organizations requesting grant funds must provide a letter from the Internal Revenue Service that determines it to be a 501(c) (3) publicly supported charitable organization by the IRS and not a private foundation. Note: If your non-profit has not receive its final ruling from IRS, please check your IRS tax determination letter to see if the advanced ruling period has expired.

Optional Attachments


Online Grant Application Form (click here)

Grant application deadlines are September 1 and March 1 before midnight Eastern Time.