Fall Grant Program
The Fall Grant Program was created to encourage Forest Foundation interns’ involvement in their college or local community, to build on their summer experience, further develop their grant writing skills, and to increase personal connections to local non-profit agencies. Past interns can select a non-profit in their community (hometown, college, anywhere in the USA), engage the agency, identify a funding need, and write a $1,000 grant proposal.
All proposals are to be submitted by December 1, 2016. The most compelling and significant proposals will be granted $1,000 each. We typically fund 10 proposals but will consider more if they are exceptional!
Please connect with the Forest Foundation office to assist you in the process if needed.
- Upon successful completion of the First Year Internship Program, students are eligible to participate in the Fall Grant Program
- In August/September interns begin to research and locate a non-profit for which they will write a grant proposal for $1,000. The non-profit should have specific significance to the intern’s course of study, interest, or intellectual curiosity
- The non-profit must fit Forest Foundation’s general granting guidelines, supporting at-risk and under-served populations, operating on budgets under $500,000 and effectively delivering critical services to the community
- Once a student has engaged and selected a non-profit, the student will work with the agency through the proposal process, gather the appropriate information, and submit Part 1 of Forest Foundation’s Grant Proposal
- This submission must be received by December 1, 2016
- Notifications of the decision will be sent by December 15, 2016 and the check will be mailed to the agency, unless the intern is able to deliver the check in person
*This program may work in concert with the student’s academics as part of a class project or independent study with a professor. Forest Foundation is more than happy to verify our process with a professor for academic credit.