The application submission deadline for organizations that have completed the Letter of Intent and have been invited to apply for grant consideration in 2017 will be: January 15th, April 15th, July 15th, and October 15th. If submission deadlines fall on a weekend or holiday, applications will be due the following business day by 5:00 pm. Applications are due in the Foundation's office by 5:00 pm on the deadline date. Applications received after the deadline date will not be reviewed. The Foundation does not accept applications via email or facsimile.
The Board, at its discretion, may review an application out of the established grant cycle if it is of particular interest to the Foundation.
The Lloyd K Johnson Foundation accepts the Minnesota Common Grant application for full proposals and the Foundation's “Short Form” for proposals $2,000 and under. Both forms are available to download from our website.
After eligibility screening, proposals are reviewed by Foundation staff. Additional information may be requested, especially if the proposed project is complex. The comprehensive review may include conversations with the organizations staff, board members or other members of the community. In addition, Foundation staff may conduct site visits to better understand the project.
The review process seeks to identify those projects and programs with the greatest potential of furthering the Foundation's goals while benefiting the community. In addition to funding successful and proven programs, the Foundation also seeks to fund new projects that have significant potential.
Following the review process, the Foundation's Executive Director will prepare a staff report with recommendations for the Board of Directors, who will make the final decisions on grants.
The Foundation will consider multi-year support for selected programs that provide critical and important services in their fields, and will review, on case-by-case basis requests, for matching grants.
The Lloyd K. Johnson Foundation is unable to fund all the submitted proposals even if they meet program guidelines, as funding requests often exceed available dollars.