Frequently Asked Questions

General

How much funding will SMCF provide for my proposal?

We will fund up to 50% of a project budget, with request amounts capped at $7,500 (small grants) and $50,000 to $100,000 (large grants).

 

What are “measurable outcomes?”

A numeric (quantitative) value to determine the success of your project. Some anecdotal (qualitative) measures can be also be used. “Our goal is to serve 40 more families with the expansion of this service.” Or, “This project will result in 30% increase in the children receiving fluoride treatments, or about 75 more.”

 

What if my organization doesn’t have audited financial statements?

We require audited financials only if you have them. If your organization is large and well established, we may question a lack of audited financials.

Does SMCF allow Fiscal Sponsors?

Yes

 

My organization is too small to have a Balance sheet or Profit and Loss sheet. Do I have to provide them?

Yes. If you organization doesn't appear to have financial management capabilities, it will not likely be funded.

 

Are applicants allowed to call or email with questions?

YES! We encourage you to contact us.


Online Issues

Will I be able to save my application and come back to it?

YES, be sure that you do. Unsaved work will not be retrievable.

 

How can I tell if my submission has gone through?

You will receive a confirmation email.

 

I am unable to get through the eligibility quiz, even though I changed an answer. What do I do?

You will need to clear your browser cookies and reboot.

 

Will My information be kept private?

Yes.

 

Is the website secure?

Yes.

 

What about those templates

Please do not alter the general formats of our templates. We can accept them as .PDF, MS Word, or MS Excel documents only. We are unable to accept Apple applications, or free MS product documents.

 

Can I just submit my application by mail?

No, only online submittals are accepted.

 

 


Application Review

May I apply for more than one grant at a time? What about a small and a large application?

No

 

If our organization is large or nation-wide, but we only have one tax-id number, can we submit multiple applications?

No, we will only review or fund one project per organization at a time.

 

I was recently declined at either the LOI or application stage. When can I reapply?

12 months after the declination date for the same project, as soon as the next deadline for a different project.

 

Am I able to get feedback as to why my proposal was declined?

At the Letter of Inquiry stage, no. Yes, at the application stage we may be able to give some feedback.