YOUR QUESTIONS

What are the steps for applying for a grant?

Steps to apply:

  • Call office (937-223-1669) and speak with Karen Levin or Debbie Fox prior to submitting a LOI. Your LOI will be denied if you do not call first.
  • Refer to our website https://levinfamilyfoundation.org/get-involved/  to begin the LOI process after authorization from LFF staff.
  • Once a LOI is received, our staff will reach out to do a site visit to understand more about your organization and the project you are interested in applying for.
  • You will be notified by August 1 if you’ve been invited to submit a grant application for our 2020 grant cycle.
What are deadline dates for 2020?

Letter of Intent                 May 1

Site visit                              July 30 (will be completed by)

Grant application              September 1

Grant distribution            November

May I start the online application and return to it later?

You may start your online application, save it, and return later in order to continue working on it. If you are applying for the first time, you will be asked to create an account using your e-mail address and a password. You must create an account in order to save your application. This process will take you out of the online application. Shortly thereafter, you should receive and e-mail confirming your password and providing a link to your saved application.

I was working on an online grant application and accidentally closed the application window or experienced a technical difficulty with my computer. Have I permanently lost the information I entered?

Yes. If you do not click the “Save and Finish Later” button at the bottom of the page (and create an account with your e-mail and password, if not already created) before closing the application window, information previously information previously entered cannot be retrieved. If you have an existing account, you must click the “Update” button at the bottom of the page in order to save information you have entered. For this reason, the Levin Family Foundation recommends that you create an account immediately when applying for the first time, frequently click the “Update” button in order to save information you have entered, and keep a separate copy (i.e., a Word document) of all application information for your records and in case of technical problems.

I am not able to upload my supporting documentation.  Will my application be rejected automatically?

No.  Please contact Debbie Fox and she will discuss alternatives with you.

May I make changes to my online application after it has been submitted?

No. Once you have submitted an application, you can view it by logging back into your account, but you cannot make any changes to it. If major problems, changes, or concerns arise, please contact Debbie Fox.

Do I need to create a new account every time I submit an online grant application to the Levin Family Foundation?

No. You need to create an account only once. You will receive an e-mail confirming you e-mail address and password, along with a link to the My Account/Log In screen. You may log in using the same account each time you wish to submit an online application, view past applications, or edit current applications that have not yet been submitted.