Application Process

 If your organization has received approval to submit a full grant application,  please email the completed application to  You will receive a confirmation that your application has been received and will be reviewed at the next meeting of the Board of Trustees.  

Part A - Organizational Checklist

Contact Information
Who should The Fanny Landwirth Foundation contact with any questions we may have?

  • Name/Title: 
  • Email:
  • Phone:


  • How many members are on the Board of Directors?                         
  • Are there established term limits? If so, what are the term limits?         
  • Is the Executive Director or CEO acting as the Board Chair?             
  • How often does the Board meet?   
  • What percentage of Board meetings has a quorum present?
  • What percentage of Board Members make annual financial contributions?                                                                      


  • Does your organization conduct an annual audit?          
  • Is the Audit or Annual Review current? (within 12 months from end of Fiscal Year)
  • Is Form 990 current? (within 12 months from the end of Fiscal Year)  
  • Does your organization have an excessive benefit transaction with a  disqualified person during the year? (Form 990 Part IV. 25a and b)    
  • Did any officer, etc. have a family or business relationship with any other officer, etc.? (Form 990 Part VI, Section A-2)                             
  • Was a copy of the Form 990 provided to the organization's governing body before it was filed? (Form 990 Part VI, Section A-11a
  • Is there a Conflict of Interest Policy? (Form 990 Part VI, Section B-12A
  • Is there a Whistle-blower policy? (Form 990 Part VI, Section B-13)
  • Is there a document retention and destruction policy? (Form 990 Part VI, Section B-14)
  • Is there a formal process for determining executive compensation? (Form 990 Part VI, Section B-15)    
  • Did the organization have a budget deficit the past year?  If so, how much?
  • Does the organization have operating reserves?  If so, how much?

Part B - Attachments (electronic form only)

  • IRS 501(C)3 Determination Letter
  • Audit and Form 990
  • Annual budget – revenues and expenses
  • Board list/affiliations
  • Annual report (or link to website page with report)
  • Website URL
  • Strategic plan (summary)

Part C - Proposal Narrative

Maximum of three single-spaced pages (Times New Roman 11pt font, 1” margins) that includes answers to the following questions:

Executive Summary (maximum 250 words) that includes:

Grant amount requested (and for what program if applicable), organization’s mission, a summary list of your most important programs or activities and types of clients served.

Grant Narrative (maximum 1750 words)

  • Describe your most important programs (three maximum) – including their scope, their outcomes in the past 12 months and what makes your delivery of those programs exceptional.
  • What are your organization’s one or two most important strategic initiatives for the next 12 months that you hope will improve the organization’s impact on your clients (these need not be new initiatives or programs)?
  • What are your organization’s biggest challenges (in addition to adequate funding) and how are you addressing them?
  • What has your organization done in the past 12 months to strengthen your internal capacity to make your organization more effective? Are there other initiatives planned for the future? 
  • What is your organization most proud of and why?

Part D - Year End Grant Follow- Up Report Questions

  • How is your organizational story different from what it was one year ago? How did the FLF grant affect that story?
  • Did you have any unexpected detours or challenges along the way? If so, how were you able to get back on track and what did you learn in the process?
  • What does the path ahead look like for next year?

The applicant organization will be notified of the Foundation’s Board of Director’s decision concerning the grant request within two weeks following the Board meeting at which the request is considered.  Please email completed application to

If you do not receive an email confirmation that your application has been received, please contact us.