If an organization has reviewed the Jernigan Foundation’s Mission, Focus Areas, and Grantmaking Philosophy & Guidelines and there is alignment with its projects/programs, it is welcome to submit a letter of inquiry to the foundation.
Within two weeks the organization will be notified whether or not it has been invited to submit a full grant proposal. If so, the primary contact will be emailed a grant proposal template to complete and return with a deadline to be considered in the foundation’s next quarterly grantmaking cycle.
Upon reviewing the grant proposal, the executive director and/or board members may send questions, request documents, or request a site-visit before making a decision on the grant.
If a grant is made, an accompanying grant agreement letter will outline the reporting requirements of the grant and the timing of the expected report.
When a grant report is due, the grantee will download the grant report template from the foundation’s website, complete it and return it to the foundation. Grant reports must be current before future grants will be considered.