For the Spring Grant Cycle, full proposals are accepted from January 1 to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 31. All applicants will be notified of the Board’s decision within 60 days. Notification will be sent via letter.

As a condition of the receipt of grant funds, all organizations must agree to submit a full financial accounting and narrative report detailing program outcomes within 60 days after the end of the grant period. If possible, photographs (jpeg preferred) of the program/project should be included with the final report.

The Board of Directors of the Schwab Foundation is currently developing a new strategy for the process of awarding grants. Until further notice, the Schwab Foundation will not be accepting new concept letters or full proposals. The Board of Directors may, however, award grants to previously funded programs on a case by case basis.

Application Instructions

Proposals and concept letters should be typed in a 12-point font, single-spaced with one inch margins, on plain white 8 ½ X 11 inch paper. While there are no page limits (except for the one-page Cover Page and Executive Summary), brevity is appreciated.

The application must include:

  1. Cover Page (One page — download template)
  2. Executive Summary (One page)
  3. Proposal Narrative
    1. Organizational Mission
    2. Organizational History/Overview
    3. Needs Statement
    4. Project Goals/Objectives
    5. Anticipated Outcomes
    6. Population Served
    7. Project Description/Strategies/Activities
    8. Project Timeline
    9. Roles, Responsibilities, and Experience of Key Personnel (including project staff, administration, and consultants, if used)
    10. Partnerships/Collaborations
    11. Evaluation Plan
    12. Dissemination Plan
    13. Sustainability Plan
  4. Required Attachments
    1. Not-for-Profit Tax Structure
    2. Project Budget with Budget Narrative
    3. Organizational Operating Budget
    4. YTD Financial Statements
    5. Most recent Fiscal Year-End Financial Statements (audited, if available)
    6. Most recent IRS Form 990
    7. List of Other Funders
    8. Board List (including affiliations, contact information, and board terms)
    9. Letters of Commitment and/or Support

To submit, mail six copies of the proposal narrative (including the cover page) and one copy of all required attachments to the following address:

Olin B. & Desta Schwab Foundation
c/o Jim Johnston
6526 Constitution Drive
Fort Wayne, IN 46804