Please read our eligibility guidelines to see if your tax-exempt, 501(c)(3), U.S.-based organization is eligible for funding.

OTF Grant Application Process

Applicants must complete an online grant application (now through April 30, 2021); this includes uploading a cover letter.

The required cover 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 principle objectives and expected outcome
  • The 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
  • If you are requesting unrestricted funds because of COVID-19, your cover letter and application must address why. For example, provide details of how COVID-19 has negatively impacted your nonprofit’s income.

Applicants will must attach:

  • An IRS Letter of Determination
  • IRS Form 990 for the previous year (Note: It’s beneficial to include the most recent document)
  • A financial statement or general operating budget for the current year
  • A breakdown of the program budget

We recommend also including:

  • A short video (.mp4), which can provide The Olive Tree Foundation, Inc. Board of Directors and Grant Committee greater understanding of your organization’s mission and needs.

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