Grant Cycle Timeline and Grant Process Explanation
|TFF Grant Cycles|
|Grant Cycle I|
|Grant Cycle II|
|Grant Cycle III|
|Pre-App Due||Jan 1||May 1||Sept 1|
|Formal Grant App Due||Mar 1||July 1||Nov 1|
Tracy Family Foundation (TFF) Mission Statement: The Tracy Family Foundation exists to provide resources to organizations that foster the values of Robert and Dorothy Tracy – a Catholic/Christian belief, honesty, integrity, fairness, and a strong work ethic. The Foundation seeks to proactively strengthen Brown County in Illinois and the surrounding Region by investing in the education, youth, families, and the capacity of these communities. The Foundation is also the vehicle for developing a philanthropic spirit among Tracy family members.
Pre-App Due: The Pre-Application allows organizations to provide basic information about their organization and their grant request so that TFF staff can ensure basic alignment with TFF’s Mission Statement and grant guidelines.
Pre-App Decisions: After TFF staff have reviewed an organization’s Pre-Application, organizations will be notified via email whether they are invited to submit a Formal Grant Application. Formal Grant Applications cannot be submitted without Pre-Application approval.
Grant Consultations: Organizations should schedule a grant consultation appointment with TFF Program Manager, Terry Jenkins, at least two weeks before their Formal Grant Application is due. Terry will meet with applicants face to face or by phone to discuss their Formal Grant Application. Organizations must submit a draft of their Formal Grant Application to Terry a minimum of 72 hours prior to their grant consultation appointment. Grant consultations will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis.
Formal Grant App Due: The Formal Grant Application should clearly present the organization’s funding need, the results the organization seeks to achieve with a TFF grant, and how those desired results align with TFF’s Mission Statement.
Funding Decisions: Each submitted Formal Grant Application is reviewed and analyzed by members of the TFF staff. Final action is taken by the TFF Board of Directors and organizations are notified via email of funding decisions.