If you are interested in joining Pro Deo’s family of partners, carefully consider the following before applying:
The Pro Deo & Pritchett Foundations make grants that predominately benefit children and youth suffering the effects of poverty and/or trauma. Our mission can be achieved in part by directing grant resources to projects and programs which align with our grant guidelines. We respond to grant requests initiated by a non-profit organization through our online application. We occasionally use a Request for Proposal (RFP) to target grants for programs and projects that best support the Foundation’s goals.
We have three categories of applications for organizations:
Applicants may apply for a grant that best fits their geographic location.Organizations must submit an online application to be considered for funding. Organizations may only submit and/or receive one application per year. Grant funds may not be used to promote or engage in criminal acts of violence, terrorism, hate crimes, the destruction of any state, or discrimination on the basis of race, national origin, religion, military and veteran status, disability, sex, age, gender identity or sexual orientation, or support of any entity that engages in these activities.
The annual grant cycle begins May 1 and the application deadline is May 31.
AREAS OF FUNDING
There are 5 areas of funding for which an organization can apply. Please review the areas listed below to ensure your organization’s goals fall within one of these areas.
Organizations applying must meet the one of following criteria:
WHAT MAKES A STRONG PROPOSAL?
A strong proposal is ready for review. To be ready, a proposal should be well beyond the conceptual stage, have a clear plan, timeline and budget. There should be defined benefits or outcomes and a description of who and why your community is behind the proposal. Involvement of your board with cash, in-kind contributions and a community campaign are some indicators of a proposal being ready. Community participation is a primary factor in a proposal being ready. We like to see that fundraising is significantly underway with your traditional supporters, local businesses, key donors and other foundations.
Organizations that are more likely to be considered for a grant:
APPLY FOR A GRANT
LOCAL COMMUNITY GRANTS
Local Community Grants range from a minimum of $250 to the maximum grant of $20,000.
National Grants range from a minimum of $250 to the maximum grant of $20,000.