After you submit a grant recommendation, Foundation staff carefully reviews your request and determines that the organization is a qualified charitable organization as recognized by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). For those organizations with which we are unfamiliar, information will be gathered on their purpose, governance, and exempt status. If a recommended organization does not provide the necessary information to determine if the organization is in good standing, or does not meet IRS requirements, the Foundation’s Governing Board will not permit the grant to be awarded.
Once approved, grant checks are sent to the organizations accompanied with a letter indicating the name of the fund and fund advisor’s name(s). Approved grants are typically mailed to non-profit organizations within 5 to 7 working days of receipt of your recommendation.
As a donor, you may not receive a personal benefit from a grant that you have suggested. Examples of personal benefits include:
- Receipt of tickets for an event
- Satisfaction of a personal pledge of the donor
- Purchasing a table at an event, unless donor purchases the table and donates it back to the non-profit
- Greens fees for a charity golf tournament