How do we apply for an Erion Foundation grant?

For complete information and the required form, please click here.

What is your funding cycle?

Requests of $10,000 or more are considered at quarterly board meetings. Requests of less than $10,000 from agencies familiar to the board may be considered more immediately on a case-by-case basis.

How soon will we be notified of the board’s decision?

Usually, the Erion Foundation office will notify you of the board’s decision no more than thirty days after the end of the quarter in which you made application. For smaller grants, which the board considers more frequently, you will usually be notified as soon as a decision is made and never later than the quarterly notification cycle.

If our request is denied, how soon can we apply again?

You can re-apply one year after the date you received the denial. No grant requests are considered more than once in any twelve-month period.

Do you fund operations?

No. Only three organizations, all legacy-grant agencies in Loveland, receive operations funding from the Foundation: the House of Neighborly Service, Meals on Wheels, and The Community Kitchen. The Foundation doesn’t plan to add to this list.

Can we make a presentation to the board?

The board prefers to initiate any request for a presentation.

Do you make site visits?

Yes. However, the board will initiate any request for a site visit and will ask one or more board members to visit a specific organization’s site.

May we include additional information or materials with our application?

No. If we need more information or materials, we will contact you.

What organizations do you support?

We support only nonprofit organizations. We specifically do not support the following:

  • private foundations
  • organizations that don’t have fiscal responsibility for the proposed project
  • any non-501(c)(3) organizations, with the exception of city, county, and state governments and institutions
  • religious programs or organizations
  • political programs or organizations
  • private schools
  • debt reduction or deficit reduction
  • operating or survival funding for individuals or organizations
  • individuals