Application Process

GRANT PARTNER

The TSF Grant Program

is not accepting unsolicited applications for 2019.

WELL QUALIFIED CHARITIES MUST:

Be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered with the IRS;

Have its primary service area located in the United States

Have been fully operational for a minimum of five (5 years)

Provide its IRS Letter of Determination with EIN number

Fully meet the guidelines and the Mission Statement of the Tony Stewart Foundation

WHAT CATEGORIES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE?

Administrative Expenses

Marketing & Fundraising Expenses

Schools or School-based Programs

Individuals

Churches or Church Groups

Political Organizations

Religious-based Organizations

WHAT ARE THE EXCEPTIONS?

Capital Campaign expenses are seldom considered except on a case-by-case basis where there is strong evidence that the project has a direct impact for maximizing mission delivery

Special Events are seldom funded through the main TSF Grants Program. Occasionally, the Board of Directors will make a “Board Grant” available for a truly unique event which directly benefits mission delivery

Chapter Organizations are seldom considered except on a case-by-case basis

WHAT MAKES A STRONG TSF GRANT APPLICATION?

A unique program or service OR a unique approach to providing services or programs which set the organization apart from others providing a similar mission

At least 75% of total revenue is used directly for programs & services supporting the stated mission of the organization

Measurable outcomes can be provided for stated program or services goals.

WHAT IS THE TIMELINE FOR A TSF GRANT AWARD?

By late November, the Grant Partner Organizations receive their Award Packet with Grant Agreement

The Board of Directors meets in September to make Grant Award Decisions

Nominations will be available on or after June 1, 2019

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Organizations, as identified by TSF, will be invited to submit the Full Application in July

In early November, the Grant Partner Organizations are notified of their awards

By Mid-December, the TSF Grant Checks are issued

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