The Glenn Foundation provides annual grants to federally tax-exempt institutions and nonprofit agencies that are organized and operated for religious, health, educational, cultural and other needs. Only Gaston County agencies or out-of-county agencies whose projects have an impact on Gaston County citizens are eligible to apply. The Foundation is phasing in a process whereby a percentage of grant funds will be directed toward addressing root cause problems in our county in order to make a more significant impact on economic development and quality of life issues. The Foundation awards seed money and operating grants, but does not award planning grants, grants to individuals, or grants for scholarships. The Foundation will consider requests for capital campaigns on a case by case basis and considers multi-year funding requests one year at a time.
The Foundation has one grant cycle each year with a deadline of March 1. When March 1 falls on a weekend, the deadline for applications will be the Monday following March 1. Requests for application forms may be made to the Foundation's office at any time but must be made in writing either by mailing the request to the address at the bottom of this page, emailing to firstname.lastname@example.org, or using the Contact Us page of this website.
Requests for applications must include the following information:
- Name and Address of the Applying Organization
- Contact Person
- Contact Telephone Number and Email Address
Directors will only consider proposals made on the current application form, which is available on paper and electronically. Application forms are non-transferable. All applications must be submitted in accordance with the guidelines provided on the form and include a completed application, a program narrative of up to five pages, and the following additional supporting documentation:
- Program Budget
- Organization's Most Recent Current Balance Sheet
- List of the Board of Directors with Occupations and Employers, if applicable
- Most Recent Audit, Financial Review or Compilation or alternatively a Form 990 Tax Return
- Documentation of 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Status, if applicable.
The Board of Directors meets after the deadline to consider each application and notifies each applicant in writing of its final decision before June 30. Grant funds are paid after July 1. Grantees must file a written summary of accomplishments and an accounting of funds midway through and at the close of the grant period.