Grants

The link to the application cannot be found on TGKVF’s website. A TGKVF program officer will send you a link to the correct application if the project fits within TGKVF’s grantmaking focus.
There is a wide range of awarded grant dollar amounts. Applicants should request the amount that is actually needed to successfully complete the proposed project. It is a good idea to research  TGKVF’s previously awarded grants so that you know the typical grant amounts that have been funded.
Applicants may request up to 25% of the lead organization’s annual operating budget (or collaborative organizations’ combined operating budgets). Please remember that an applicant cannot ask for 100% of the proposed project. Applicant organizations must have some type of match, whether in-kind or cash, to help fund projects.
First, review the Guide for Applicants to see if your project meets TGKVF’s criteria. If you feel like your project is a good match then you should email or call a program officer to discuss your project. 
Yes, your organization may be involved in more than one project per year, but we recommend that you only be the lead applicant once annually.  
Three quotes or bids are needed for any single item that is over $1,000 in your budget. For example, if you’re building a green house, you would need to submit three bids with your application.
You may still be part of the collaborative project, but the Lead Applicant must be a 501(c)(3) or government entity.
Funding decisions are made quarterly and you may view the quarterly timeline by clicking Timeline. Make sure that you contact a program officer at least 2-3 months before an application’s first draft due date to discuss your proposal idea. Applications must be submitted by 4pm on the days that they are due.
Three quotes or bids are required for any single item that is more than $1,000 in your budget.  For example, if you need to purchase 200 books at the cost of $1,200, you would NOT need a bid because each book costs less than $1,000.  If you need to purchase one piece of equipment that costs $1,200, you would need to submit at least three bids or quotes that demonstrate you’ve researched the vendor you’ve selected.  Typically, any kind of construction cost (e.g. you are building a greenhouse) will require bids.

Application/Technical Questions FAQ

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The system will timeout after a few minutes of inactivity and your work will be lost if you have not saved your application. Please save your application often! We recommend that you prepare your answers in a Microsoft Word document and cut and paste your answers into the appropriate text boxes in the online application.
 No, please only attach the documents that are requested in your grant application.
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The partners who are requesting TGKVF funds are required to fill out the Collaborative Partner form. Partners requesting funding must also submit their financial information as outlined in the Collaborative Partner form.
Your items might be too big. We recommend that you scan your items at a low resolution such as 200 dpi.
Items may be scanned as PDF, Word or Excel; all other formats are not visible to staff or reviewers.
Please copy your application and paste it into a Word Document and send it to the appropriate program officer to review. Do not hit the “submit” tab on your application until after the draft has been reviewed and you have made your final changes to the application; until then, continue to click “save and finish later.”