The Online Grants Center is the Community Foundation’s system for managing applications and grants.
How it works:
A grant applicant creates an account in the Online Grants Center, and then logs on to that account to access the available grants and start a new application. An application can be saved as a draft and revisited before submitting. A record of the application history and status is available on the user's dashboard.
Once a grant is awarded, grantees can check report due dates and submit electronic grant reports right from their dashboard.
Creating a user profile
All applicants are required to set up a user profile. We suggest doing this well in advance of the grant deadline to avoid any last-minute issues. At the time of registration, you are required to enter the following:
- A username that is an email address
- Your contact information
- Your organization’s or fiscal sponsor’s information, including the EIN/Tax ID number (required)
- Contact information for the organization’s Chief Executive Officer
Managing your organizational profile
The first person to register enters the organization’s information, which creates the organizational profile. It’s important to enter this information accurately at registration, because after this point the organization profile can only be edited by Community Foundation staff. For an organization to easily view its full history of grants and requests, we recommend consolidating all applications into one user account. (Additional users can be added by Community Foundation staff.) If you have questions or need guidance, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 860.442.3572.
Managing your user profile
Once your account is set up, your dashboard is displayed every time you log on. From the dashboard, you can do the following:
- Edit your contact information
- Begin the application process
- Access application drafts and submitted applications
- Sign and submit grant agreements
- View details and complete grant reports
A user account can only be connected to one organization at a time. If you are a grant writer for multiple organizations, you will need to register separately, using a different email address for each organization.
Read these helpful tips before creating your new account:
- Applicant Tutorial
- Online System Tips
- Online Grants Center FAQs
To log on to the Online Grants Center, click below: