Applying for a Grant from the Shavlik Family Foundation

The Shavlik Family Foundation awards approximately 15 grants each year and considers requests from $1,000 to $30,000 to support innovative program initiatives, capital requests or operating needs that utilize technology to improve operations, efficiency, fundraising, or access to opportunities. Organizations often ask us what we fund and we proudly say the best technology projects. While we want to know what your organization does, what we really want to see is a well-planned technology project that helps your organization go to the next level.

Important Dates at a Glance

Grants Applications are Considered once a year by the Foundation Board.

  1. Online Grant System

    November 1st

    The Online Grant System opens on November 1st each year and closes on Dec. 15th. You will need to register every year with an email we can use for contacting your organization and a unique password. All grants must be submitted through our electronic system. No paper or emailed grants will be accepted.

  2. Grant Decisions Are Made

    March 31st

    The Board of the Shavlik Family Foundation will make its final grant decisions. Your organization will receive an email at the one you provided in your application if you will be receiving a grant on or before this date.

  3. Grant Reports Due

    May 1st

    Proposals that are funded must submit a final report, including both narrative and financial information by May 1st of the following year of their grant award in order to be considered for future grants from the Foundation.

Grant Timeline

The grant process is conducted over a 6 month period and only operates once a year. Organizations who want to apply need to prepare for this lengthy timeline. The time we spend is to accommodate organizations to perfect their submission over a 45 day period, and the Foundation to read and analyze each submission with limited staff.

  1. 1
    Nov

    Grant Online System Opens

    The system will ask you to set up a unique login to the grant application. Once you have established that you can begin to fill out the application. You may save your work and continue to edit until you are ready to submit. Once you have submitted, however, you can no longer make any changes. The application is also provided as a word document if you want to save a copy of your work. You can also use this tool to copy and paste into the on-line application. The email you enter is important as that is how we will contact the organization to let them know their status upon review of their grant. If you are an independent grant writer make sure you are using an email that the organization can be contacted at in the future.

  2. 15
    Dec

    The Online Grant System Closes

    At 11:59 pm on December 15th the online grant system will close and you will no longer be able to submit your work, so make sure you have uploaded all the requested documents and have completely filled out your application before midnight. Please make sure we have a full mailing address in the form where asked. We often follow up with letters if emails are undeliverable when we communicate the results of our decisions.

  3. 31
    Mar

    Grant Proposals Reviewed and Decisions Made

    The Shavlik family and outside reviewers will finalize the decision process of finding the best proposals to award no later than March 31st. Due to the number of grants we receive, we will not communicate with grant applicants during the grant decision process. The grant you have submitted is the only thing we consider in our decision. Thanks in advance for your understanding.

  4. 15
    Apr

    Grants Distributed

    Checks are sent by certified mail along with a letter highlighting the Foundation’s terms and conditions. Cashing a check is the acceptance of those terms and conditions.

  5. 1
    May

    Grant Reports Due

    On or before May 1st all of the previous year’s grant recipients must submit a final Grant Report that includes both narrative and financial data on the project funded. This is emailed to the Executive Director of the Shavlik Family Foundation at rebecca.shavlik@shavlik.us

    The report is necessary to be eligible in the future for another grant from the Foundation. All grant recipients are eligible after one year to apply again.

Important Resources

Below are documents to help guide you in thinking about how to create your proposal to the Foundation.

What We’ve Funded

To view what type of projects Shavlik Family Foundation has funded in the past please view our past recipients.

Contacting Shavlik

If you want to discuss your project or find out more about the foundation feel free to contact us before you submit a proposal.