FAQ

Q:

"My organization is located near one of your locations listed in your “WHERE We Fund” section on your website. Are we eligible for a grant?"

A:

Currently, we make grants in the immediate geographic vicinity of the communities that are listed in Where We Fund. If your organization is located more than 15 miles away, please contact us to see if you are eligible to receive funding.

Q:

"We are a start-up non-profit with an approved 501(c)3 tax status in your geographical giving area. May we apply?"

A:

We require a three year history of operations and a consecutive three year history of “good standing” with the Internal Revenue Service.

Q:

"I am hoping to attend a college or technical school next year and would like to apply for a grant/scholarship. May I apply?"

A:

Unfortunately, the Dart Foundation does not make grants to individuals or award scholarships. Please see  What We Fund, for additional guidance.

Q:

"If I am awarded a grant, when do I have to submit my grant report to the Dart Foundation?"

A:

A Grant Progress Report is required for all grants over $5,000. If a report is required, we would like your report submitted as soon as possible upon completion of your project, but no later than one year following receipt of funds. This report is submitted online from your grantee dashboard. For grants less than $5,000 a Grant Progress Report is not automatically required, but the Dart Foundation may request a report or other information related to any grant as a matter of policy.

Q:

“I would like to submit a request for over $5,000, what do I need to do?”

A:

“The majority of grants we award are in a denomination of $2,000 - $5,000.  In order to be considered to apply for a grant over $5,000, you generally must be located in one of the following geographical locations:  Chicago, IL; Horse Cave, KY; Leola, PA; Mid-Michigan; Sarasota, FL; or Waxahachie, TX.  Due to budgetary constraints, we usually are unable to consider requests over $5,000 in our other geographical giving communities.  Organizations seeking a grant in a denomination greater than $5,000 in one of the above-mentioned communities may Contact Us to discuss the project to determine whether the Foundation is willing to extend an invitation to apply.

Q:

"I would like to ask a few questions about a project or pending grant request. What is the best way to reach out to the Dart Foundation staff?"

A:

Please use our Contact Us form. Someone will respond to your question as soon as possible. However, please note that due to time constraints and the volume of inquiries and applications received, we are not able to meet with all grantees personally.