How to Apply

Step 1: Review the Hendricks Family Foundation Funding Restrictions and Priorities

Information about Foundation interests and restrictions can be found at {Rick and Anna please provide link to this section of the website}. We strongly encourage potential applicants to review this information carefully.

Local organizations, particularly those with an existing relationship with the Foundation are welcome to contact staff for a preliminary discussion of potential projects.

Step 2: Eligibility Check

Complete the online eligibility checklist to determine whether your project or organization meets Foundation giving guidelines. You will be required to create a User Account to access the eligibility check. Creating a User Account will require you to enter the following information:

  • A username that is an email address
  • Your contact information
  • Your organization’s information, including the EIN/Tax ID number (required)
  • Contact information for the organization’s Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director

Step 3: Eligibility Verification

After you have submitted the Eligibility Quiz, you will be taken to the Apply page and will have access to the grant applications you are eligible to submit.

Step 4: Complete the Online Letter of Interest

Log in the Foundation grant management system and complete the Letter of Interest associated with the grant you wish to submit. Be sure to note any applicable due dates. Your letter of interest will generally be reviewed, within 60-90 days. You will be notified via email if you will be invited to submit an application.

Step 5: Complete the Online Application

Log in to the Foundation grant management system. You will have access to the application form. Be sure to note the required due dates. Your application can be saved as a draft, allowing you to edit prior to submitting the application. Complete and submit the application including any required uploads or attachments.

Step 6: Application Review

Your application will be reviewed by members of our staff and the Board. We will contact you directly for questions, clarification and/or to arrange a site visit.

Step 7: Final Grant Decisions

All grants will be reviewed by the Grants Committee or the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors generally meets twice/year (spring and fall). Notification of funding decisions will generally be made via email.

Step 8: Grant Agreements and Reporting

Depending on the size and nature of the grant, the Foundation may require a formal grant agreement and/or grant performance reports. All agreements, deadlines and reporting will be done through your grant management account.

Helpful Hints When Applying

For the best user experience when accessing the grant management system, we suggest using the latest version of one of the following browsers: Google Chrome, Firefox or Safari. It is fine to use Internet Explorer although you may encounter some minor technical issues.