GRANT APPLICATION PROCESS


The grant application process as set forth in this website applies only to The 1994 Charles B. Degenstein Foundation.

The grant application must be submitted by US Postal Service First Class Mail to the address listed below. Please do not send certified or by any other service that requires a signature.

The 1994 Charles B. Degenstein Foundation
228 Arch Street
Sunbury, PA 17801

Also, please note the application cannot be submitted by fax or email. Do not use any staples, notebooks, folders, or bind application together. No additional back-up materials or videos are to be sent because they will not be reviewed and cannot be returned. If Applicant has any additional questions regarding completing the application, use the following contact information:

(570) 286-1582 telephone
(570) 495-4058 fax
email: [email protected]

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?


FUNDING TO 501(c)(3) APPROVED
NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
IS PROVIDED FOR THE FOLLOWING

  1. Educational programs and services.
  2. Healthcare programs and services.
  3. Strategic regional and local needs and the environment.
  4. Projects initiated by the Foundation of strategic interest to the region.

FOUNDATION PROCEDURES


REVIEW OF APPLICANT’S REQUEST

The attached application form must be completed and submitted by the applicant. The applicant has discretion to accompany the applicant form with a cover letter, but the cover letter shall not exceed two (2) pages of paper. The 1994 Charles B. Degenstein Foundation will review the documents that are submitted and will make an initial determination to either fund the request, deny the request or ask that additional information be provided. For those funding requests requiring additional information, the applicant may be contacted to submit the following:

  • Further clarification of project goals and objectives, timeframe for completion.
  • Organizational overview of mission, history and services provided.
  • Further clarification of budget items, anticipated project expenditures and other sources of support for the project.
  • A statement describing future funding for sustaining the project in the future years.

Note: Representatives of The 1994 Charles B. Degenstein Foundation may request to make a site visit to the applicant’s facility or anticipated project site.

FINAL EVALUATION, DECISION AND NOTIFICATION TO APPLICANTS

Following review of all completed information and documentation submitted by the applicant, a final decision will be made on whether or not to grant funding. The 1994 Charles B. Degenstein Foundation will notify applicants of its final decision of all grant requests.

SIZE & FREQUENCY OF GRANTS


Requests for multi-year grants are discouraged. Larger grants are awarded based on the importance of the application to the goals and objectives of The 1994 Charles B. Degenstein Foundation, as well as the value to the region located within the seventy-five (75) mile radius of Sunbury, Pennsylvania. The 1994 Charles B. Degenstein Foundation grants are rarely expected to cover all project costs. The 1994 Charles B. Degenstein Foundation looks favorably on additional support for a project from the community and other funding sources.

FOUNDATION PRIORITIES


FOUNDATION PRIORITIES
USUALLY DO NOT INCLUDE

  1. Annual giving campaigns or operating budgets.
  2. Requests from individuals for personal needs, including loans and emergency funds.
  3. Funding religious or political activities.
  4. Requests for grants for any programs or projects under $10,000.00 should be directed to the other two (2) Degenstein Foundations at www.charlesbdegensteinfoundation.org and www.charlesandbettydegensteinfoundation.org. No grant requests for any programs or projects under $10,000.00 should be directed to The 1994 Charles B. Degenstein Foundation.

APPLICATION PROCESS


LETTER OF INTENT/PROJECT PROFILE

The application process begins with the submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI) requesting approval to make formal application. Both pages of the Project Profile attached hereto are to accompany the LOI. The 1994 Charles B. Degenstein Foundation will review the LOI and Project Profile and respond to the submitting organization whether or not the proposed project meets one or more of its priorities.

The LOI should fully detail the scope of the project and anticipated costs and outcomes. The letter should be no longer than two (2) pages and contain the following specific information about the project or program:

  • Name of the project/program, total anticipated cost
  • Amount of funding requested
  • Other sources of current and potential funding
  • Anticipated start date of the project/program
  • The need that the project/program addresses and scope of participation
  • The anticipated outcomes once the project is completed
  • The Letter of Intent should be signed by the President or Executive Director of the submitting organization

The Project Profile to accompany the LOI requests for specific information about the applicant and will be reviewed as an integral part of the application submission.