Grant Application Requirements
It is recommended that all applicants call 834-1845 or schedule a meeting before submitting a grant application.
Please mail via postal service one copy of your grant application
along with supporting documents and attachments such as tax
returns, financial statements and 501c(3) paperwork. Additionally, if possible, please e-mail your grant request and cover letter to:
REQUESTS SHOULD INCLUDE THE INFORMATION LISTED BELOW. SPECIFICALLY, ANSWER EACH BULLET POINT AND PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION IN THE SAME ORDER WITHIN YOUR GRANT PROPOSAL.
A brief background of the organization
When it was organized
What is its purpose
Description of current programs, activities, and accomplishments
Mailing address, Telephone number, Fax number, and E-mail address
List any previous support received from The Stackpole-Hall Foundation in the last ten years
DETAILED DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT FOR WHICH THE GRANT IS BEING SOUGHT AND HOW IT WILL WORK:
Why is it necessary?
How will it benefit the organization?
Description of the target population, number of people served by this project.
Is this project new or a continuing program of the organization?
Other organizations participating in the project and their role.
Timetable for implementation.
An explanation of who will be responsible for carrying out project goals, and a definition of their qualifications.
List and describe all source support, including other known or potential funding sources.
Long-term strategies for funding this project at the end of the grant period.
A statement identifying the specific amount being requested from The Stackpole-Hall Foundation.
Two copies of the current Internal Revenue Service
determination letter indicating 501 (c) (3) tax exempt status.
List of officers, directors, and administrative staff.
Organization’s current annual operating budget, including income statement and balance sheet.
Most recent annual financial statement (audited statement preferred).
Most recent IRS Tax Return Form 990
The Stackpole-Hall Foundation Trustees meet four times each year
to award grants. Grant proposals are due a month prior to the meeting
at which they will be considered. Grant proposal deadlines are
January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1.
Frequently Asked Questions
Does The Stackpole-Hall Foundation distribute to local, national or global causes — or all three?
The Stackpole-Hall Foundation is a private family foundation designated to support the residents of Elk County, Pennsylvania.
The Foundation does not fund outside of the United States.
There are exceptions where the family will designate funding to communities outside of Elk County, Pennsylvania. However, all applicants must be sponsored by a Stackpole or Hall family member. Anyone who has questions about this exception, should call the Foundation at 814-834-1845.
How much money does The Stackpole-Hall Foundation distribute every year?
The annual amount will fluctuate. The amount distributed is dictated by the Internal Revenue Service.
Does The Stackpole-Hall Foundation distribute recurring grants, or should applicants reapply each year?
Applicants are required to reapply each year. Pending available funding and success of the original funded project, the Foundation may chose to give additional grant funding. However, you will still have to complete a grant application for that fiscal year.
I do not understand the grant application, what should I do?
It is recommended you call the Foundation at 814-834-1845. It is better to call and ask your question then to submit an incomplete or inaccurate grant proposal.
If my grant proposal is funded, how long will it take to receive my funding?
Grant requests are reviewed for approval in February, May, August, and November. Applicants will be notified about 10 to 15 business days following each of these meetings. Once grant recipients sign and return their grant agreement, checks will be mailed to the grant recipient.
Who is eligible to receive funding from the Stackpole-Hall Foundation?
In accordance with the 1969 Tax Reform Act, the Foundation may only consider requests from organizations which qualify as:
Exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3)of the federal tax code, and are classified as not being a private foundation under section 509 (a) of the federal tax code.