Guidelines and Applying
The Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund is a general purpose foundation which primarily supports organizations in Wisconsin and metropolitan Chicago. The principal areas of interest are social services, youth and education and arts/culture. Some support is also given for local and national programs concerned with public interest and environmental issues. From time to time, the Fund may consider international requests but only to organizations affiliated with a US-based nonprofit organization. International grants are primarily made through discretionary funding recommended by Trustees.
The Fund no longer accepts unsolicited proposals. If your organization is interested in being considered for funding, please send (via mail) a Letter of Intent (LOI) summarizing your past relationship with the Fund, if any, and a general description of your agency detailing your mission and programs as well as your funding needs. In the same envelope, you may also include brochures or any other written material that exemplifies your organization's work. If your agency has received previous funding, you may also send any updates to your organization or programs the Fund supported. The Fund will contact you if a full proposal will be invited. You will receive a letter acknowledging the receipt of your Letter of Intent.
Also, please note that there are now two grant cycles per year instead of four. The Board of Directors will meet and consider requests in June and November. Therefore, proposal solicitation generally happens in the early spring and early fall.
Please note - change in due date for Letters of Intent for 2014:
LOI's are due April 1 for the spring meeting and September 1 for the fall meeting.
REQUESTS ARE NOT CONSIDERED FOR:
IF YOU'RE ORGANIZATION IS INVITED TO APPLY, PROPOSALS MUST INCLUDE:
- Summary of request form. Click here to download.
Proposal Narrative: A brief description of the organization and an outline of the proposed project, if applicable; a timeline; a list of objectives; and how the program will be evaluated.
- Budget: A program budget, if applicable, and an organizational budget.
Major Funding Sources: A list of major institutional donors to the organization for the past fiscal year, and if applicable, funding sources for the project/program.
- Board of Directors: A complete, current list of board of directors for the organization.
- IRS Classification: A copy of the Internal Revenue Service ruling that the organization has 501(c)3 status.
Financial Statement: A complete copy of the most recent audited financial statement. If the organization is not required to be audited: a detailed balance sheet of actual income and expenses, assets and liabilities for the past fiscal year.
SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS
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