Apply For Funding


In order to be eligible for consideration of funding, applicants must be a nonprofit organization that is operated for charitable purposes as defined and recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)3 and are required to provide a copy of the IRS determination letter stating that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Additionally, 509(a) tax-exempt public institutions such as schools, churches, hospitals, etc. that are determined to be tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code can be considered.

Delaplaine Foundation, Inc. DOES NOT fund

Individual scholarships

Government agencies

Organizations without an (EIN)

For-Profit Businesses


All applications received by the annual October 1st deadline will be reviewed by Foundation staff and designated members of the Board of Trustees who may contact applicants with requests for additional information or clarification before presenting a summary and funding recommendation to the full Board of Trustees.

Applications are assessed based on the following criteria:

  1. Alignment with Delaplaine Foundation’s mission statement
    and funding areas of focus
  2. Collaboration with other nonprofits and funders
  3. Capacity to carry out proposed projects and services
  1. Relevance to specific needs
  2. Sustainability of the program, service and organization overall
  3. The ability to achieve measurable results and demonstration impact

Attention First Time Grant Seekers - LOI

For the upcoming 2024 grant season, Delaplaine Foundation is implementing an LOI phase for first-time grant applicants and former applicants who have not received a grant previously. Nonprofits fitting this description will be required to submit answers to some initial questions in order to determine whether the nonprofit’s mission and program goals align with ours. This action is being taken in order to streamline our grant process, save valuable time for nonprofits, and to help ensure future sustainability. All first-time applicants must submit answers to these questions no later than September 1, 2024. The answers will be reviewed in a timely fashion and notification as to whether a nonprofit can continue with the grant process will be received within two weeks. Nonprofits who do receive approval to proceed must then submit a full grant application prior to the October 1st deadline. Approval to proceed with submission of an application will in no way reflect on the ultimate decision or whether or not the Board will approve funding.

For questions regarding this process, please email Program Manager Blair Wilson at


In order to apply for grant funding, simply click on the link below which will take you to our online application portal. Applicants will then be led, step by step through setting up an organizational profile, setting your own confidential password and then can then begin their application. The application can be completed in one session, or you may begin the application, save your work, and return to complete the process. Once complete, you may upload financial information and other required documentation and submit your application for review.


Below are examples of LOI questions, along with older Renewal and First-Time Applicant applications. These are provided as examples of what our grant applications will look like. Please click the button above to access the Grantee Portal and our current grant applications.

LOI Questions (PDF)
Renewal Grant Application (PDF) | (Word)
First Time Applicant Grant Application (PDF) | (Word)