Grant Application Guide

Grant Application Guide

Download the Grant Application Guide (PDF version).

In order to reduce paper and streamline our proposal process, the Foundation now requires that all applications for grants be submitted online using Blackbaud’s IGAM. To avoid delays with the proposal review process, please read all directions carefully and have appropriate materials available before beginning the application form.

Step 1. Determine eligibility
Review information under The George Gund Foundation’s What We Fund tab to learn about our areas of focus. Reading this content will help you determine whether or not your organization is a potential fit for funding. 

Step 2. Check your organization’s name and IRS status in GuideStar
Before beginning the application, have your organization’s IRS status and legal name available.  Enter your EIN in GuideStar for this information.

Step 3. Log in or create an account
You will be able to apply for funding through our website by clicking on the Online Grant Application link under the “How to Apply” tab. You will be prompted to sign in using an e-mail address and password. If this is your organization’s first-time using our online application system, select “New Applicant” and follow the prompts.

Only one account for your organization will be recognized by the system. If you have previously created an account with the Gund Foundation and would like to submit a new application, enter your e-mail address and password and click “Login.” If you forget your password, please request your password and it will be sent to you. 

Step 3. Complete the application
Our online application system is designed to make the application process as easy as possible for our grantees.

You will be asked to enter your organization’s IRS classification to verify your charitable designation. If you are working with a fiscal sponsor, please enter that group’s EIN. 

Please note that you will not be able to submit the proposal if all “required” fields are not completed.

Step 4. Attachments
Review the list of attachments needed to submit a proposal. Any missing required documents will result in the delay of consideration of your proposal. 

Step 5. Review and submit
After you have completed all required fields and uploaded the necessary documents, click “Review & Submit.” Your entire application will appear in full and you may make any changes you feel are necessary. To officially submit the application, scroll to the bottom of the screen and click “Submit.” You will receive an e-mail message verifying that The George Gund Foundation has received your application. If you do not receive this message, please contact us at 216.241.3114.