Application Process

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The Kimball Foundation does not give to individuals and all applicants must have 501(c)(3) and 509(a) IRS Tax Classification status. Your lawyer or accountant can help in this regard, if you are a newly created organization or are unsure what this status is.

Three main things are needed to apply for funds from the Foundation:

1. A letter of intent or purpose. Identify:
• What monies are needed and what they will be used for
• What your organization's goals are, and
• A brief history of past accomplishments.

2. A financial statement. Include a list of current assets, liabilities, sources of income and operation expenses (including personnel costs).

3. Verification of 501(c)(3) and 509(a) status. If you have supplied the Kimball Foundation with copies of these documents from the IRS in previous requests, then just provide the identification numbers and the date of their issuances. (These numbers appear in the upper right hand corner of the documents supplied by the IRS.) If this is your organization's first request for funding from the Foundation, please provide the identification numbers, the date of issuances and a copy of these documents.

It should also be noted that any requests received after July 15th of any year, will run the risk of not being considered during that year, since the trustees meet for distribution of gifts in January, May, August, and October. Please submit your request applications with this schedule in mind.

The Kimball Foundation requires that all applications be submitted on-line. The trustees realize that some charitable organizations are not equipped with the necessary computer related equipment to submit an application on-line, but most public libraries have facilities and equipment that will allow you to do it.

Please note: Our on-line system has been built with mechanisms in place to block spam submissions of our application. Do not include any website links within any of the fields of your application, or your submission will be blocked as spam.

Please be patient. All requests are carefully reviewed. Unfortunately, the Foundation can not accommodate everyone, and only those applicants who have been awarded a grant will be notified. If you do not hear from us in a reasonable amount of time following your application submission, you may assume that your request was not acted upon favorably. Please feel free, to apply again.