Key Criteria2018-10-08T15:35:47+00:00

Key Criteria

To optimize your chances of submitting a successful letter of inquiry (LOI) or a grant proposal (if invited by APNF), please use the criteria checklist below:

501(c)(3) Status

We make both operating and program/project grants to groups based and operating in the United States. Nonprofit organizations that qualify for public charity status under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) are eligible for contributions or grants.

We do not consider grants to nonprofits that funnel their operational
money through other foundations or entities unless they hold a 501(c)(3) designation.

Proven Track Record (minimum of one year)

We support and expand effectiveness of existing programs. Applicants must demonstrate a proven track record of successful organizational and project operations that have been in effect for at least one year.

Organizational Capacity and Leadership

Successful applicants will show evidence that they have a solid balance sheet and program plans that give us confidence that their organization has the capacity to manage the grant. Also, successful applicants will have a board of directors and staff leadership that are collaborative and knowledgeable about the community and the field in which they operate.

Measureable and Sustainable Outcomes

Results matter. We place a high priority on organizations that clearly articulate organizational goals, present a clear plan for achieving results, and track outcomes and impacts with specific metrics on the people and communities served.

Funding Limits

We consider grant requests that range between $20,000 and $60,000.

Key Criteria

To optimize your chances of submitting a successful letter of inquiry (LOI) or a grant proposal (if invited by APNF), please use the criteria checklist below:

501(c)(3) Status

We make both operating and program/project grants to groups based and operating in the United States. Nonprofit organizations that qualify for public charity status under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3) are eligible for contributions or grants.

We do not consider grants to nonprofits that funnel their operational
money through other foundations or entities unless they hold a 501(c)(3) designation.

Proven Track Record (minimum of one year)

We support and expand effectiveness of existing programs. Applicants must demonstrate a proven track record of successful organizational and project operations that have been in effect for at least one year.

Organizational Capacity and Leadership

Successful applicants will show evidence that they have a solid balance sheet and program plans that give us confidence that their organization has the capacity to manage the grant. Also, successful applicants will have a board of directors and staff leadership that are collaborative and knowledgeable about the community and the field in which they operate.

Measureable and Sustainable Outcomes

Results matter. We place a high priority on organizations that clearly articulate organizational goals, present a clear plan for achieving results, and track outcomes and impacts with specific metrics on the people and communities served.

Funding Limits

We consider grant requests that range between $20,000 and $60,000.