SUBMIT YOUR LETTER OF INTENT

To be considered for a grant from Amaliah, an organization must submit a Letter of Intent, which should not exceed 1500 words in length. 

Individuals seeking funds and organizations seeking start-up funds are not eligible to receive grant funding through the Amaliah INC.

 

DOES MY ORGANIZATION QUALIFY FOR GRANT FUNDING?

If your organization meets the following criteria, please submit a letter of intent:

  • 501(c)(3) organization or an international organization with government recognized  non-profit status (and proof of status)

  • Active as a nonprofit for at least one fiscal year and have necessary tax documentation

  • Mission statement coincides with the Amaliah  mission to 

  • Amaliah seeks to put God’s love into action, by building bridges between neighbors, with the power of medical help, education, and food security.

WHO DOES NOT QUALIFY FOR FUNDING?

We do not offer funding for the following:

  • Individuals seeking funds for personal, business or other use

  • Start-up costs for nonprofits, businesses, groups or individuals

  • Organizations with a mission outside of our areas of focus 

Deadline: None. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis. You may submit your letter of intent at any time.

 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER SUBMISSION?

Once submitted, the online Letter of Intent will be reviewed by the Amaliah grant committee. The length of the review process will vary but generally takes over 120 days. Organizations are informed of approval by e-mail. Only "invited" grant applications will be considered.

If your organization's letter of intent is not accepted, you may re-apply for funding next fiscal year.  Approved organizations will be invited to submit a formal grant application. We will provide approved organizations with the formal application and directions for completion by email. We will inform you of deadlines based on when our next Board of Directors meeting is intended to take place. The Board has the final say on all formal grant applications. Only approved formal grant applications will be considered.

 

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER APPROVAL?

If your organization's letter of intent is approved by the Board, you will receive a Formal Grant Application. A request for support must include the following:

  • Include verification that the charitable organization requesting the grant is presently a charitable organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) ; copies of the determination letter from the Internal Revenue must accompany the initial request. The grant request must specify whether the requesting organization is a "public charity" (IRC §509(a)(1, 2 or 3) or a "private foundation."

  • Provide a detailed budget of your organization and the specific project, including other sources of funding, whether committed, conditional or potential.

  • Provide financial statements, including income and expenses statements (audited, if available) for the past two years for your organization.

  • Provide a current list of Board of Directors of an organization.

Conciseness and clarity are most highly regarded attributes of a grant request rather than elaborate (and cumbersome) notebooks or other relatively expensive formats.

A condition of every grant is the obligation and undertaking to provide the Foundation with a 6-month progress report concerning the specific project, program or other activity supported by the grant. The progress report is due 6- months following receipt of the grant. The progress report must include the date of receipt of the grant award.

The Board of Directors recently adopted a new policy that allows a grantee organization to reapply for a new grant after two years from its original grant date. This policy also applies if the grantee organization submits a proposal for the same program or a new program for consideration.

The Amaliah organization considers grant applications in written form only. If the Board desires further information following the initial review of the request, the applicant will be contacted by an Amaliah representative.  Generally, a grant request received within 30 days of a Board meeting will be deferred for action until the next Board meeting. All grant applications and inquiries should be directed to