1. Review The Funding Guidelines
We pre-screen all applications to make sure they qualify for funding. First, please review our grant qualifications to ensure that your request matches the projects that the White’s Lumber Foundation is able to fund. If your program is inconsistent with funding guidelines, you will be notified why the Foundation cannot accept a formal application.
2. Submit Grant Inquiry
Once you are confident your grant fits within these guidelines, please submit a Grant Inquiry Form. We will use this form to Pre-Screen all applicants. If we identify an issue or question, our staff will reach out to you for more information. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted.
3. If Approved, Complete A Foundation Application Form
Once the Grant Inquiry Form is reviewed, White’s Lumber Foundation will notify you of their interested in reviewing a full grant application. You should then complete the Foundation’s Application Form and deliver your application packet—via US Mail or delivered in person—to the Foundation Office (231 N. Rutland Street Watertown, NY 13601). At this time, the Foundation does not accept electronic submission of applications.
4. Application Review And Approval
Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
One complete hard-copy application, with all supporting documents, should be mailed to or dropped off at White’s Lumber’s Watertown Office at 231 N. Rutland Street, Watertown, NY 13601
|To Be Considered At The:||Applications Must Be Received Before|
|January Meeting||December 15th|
|March Meeting||February 15th|
|May Meeting||April 15th|
|July Meeting||June 15th|
|September Meeting||August 15th|
|November Meeting||October 15th|
Following each Trustee Meeting, applicants are notified whether their funding request has been accepted or rejected.
During the review of the Foundation Application Form you may be contacted if there are any additional questions or points of clarification needed regarding your application. After initial review at the Trustee Meeting and accounting for clarifications, the review process may take up to four weeks.
After review, all award decisions are finalized at the next slated Trustee Meeting. You will be notified whether your funding request has been accepted or denied.
5. Grant Authorization Form & Payment
Prior to receiving funding, grant recipients are required to sign a Grant Authorization Form and return it to the Foundation.
Once we receive the signed authorization form, it typically takes 2-3 weeks to receive the grant payment.
Each applicant must keep accurate records. Organizations are required to submit a hard-copy written report on their program or project within one (1) year from the date of funding. Please mail your report to the White’s Lumber Foundation Office.