The Olive Tree Foundation

Extending our gifts, talents and resources for the betterment of our community

How to Apply

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020 grant-making cycle. 
Please read our guidelines to see if your tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization is eligible for funding.
Contact us for more information.


OTF Grant Application Process

Applicants must complete an online grant application, we use Submittable, and upload a one-page cover letter on their institution’s letterhead (see resource links about grant writing at the bottom).

The letter, which should not exceed one typewritten page, should succinctly explain:

  • What your organization does
  • How long your organization has been operating
  • The problem or need your 501(c)(3) organization plans to address
  • How granted funds will contribute to solving or ameliorating the problem or fulfilling the need, including the project’s principal objectives and expected outcome
  • Timetable for the project or mission
  • How the proposed project relates to The Olive Tree Foundation, Inc.’s mission and fulfills eligibility guidelines
  • Whether the project requires partnerships with other organizations and their importance to its success
  • Your plan for assessing the project’s results
  • The total estimated project budget, including the amount requested from The Olive Tree Foundation, Inc. and any other anticipated sources of support
  • Your plan for sustaining the project after grant funding expires

Applicants will also be asked to attach:

  • An IRS Letter of Determination
  • Latest IRS Form 990 (or 990-EZ or 990-N as appropriate)
  • Latest Financial Statement


  • A short video can provide The Olive Tree Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors and Grant Committee greater understanding of your organization’s purpose and needs.

Based on a review of the materials, applicants may be contacted for scheduling of a site visit by an OTF representative or to request further information.  If so, specific instructions will be provided.

Additional resources:

Grant Proposal Writing from Cover Letter to Budget

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Writing a Grant: 7 Tips