is a tax-exempt entity that makes grants to other organizations conducting charitable work. There are two types of foundations recognized by the Internal Revenue Service: private foundations and public foundations. Private foundations receive almost all of their funds from a single source, whether an individual, a family, or a corporation. Public foundations, such as community foundations, receive funding from multiple sources, which may include individuals, government agencies, or even private foundations. A public foundation must continually secure funding in order to maintain its public status.
Upcoming Proposal Deadlines
Deadlines vary with each Foundation’s request for proposal. See above links through the Foundation Center, GrantsNet and Proposal Central for calls for applications. Please read the request for proposal or solicitation for the applicable deadline.
Forms & Instructions
Each announcement may differ on necessary forms and proposal instructions. Carefully read the solicitation for requirements on budget forms, line item restrictions, key personnel responsibilities, facilities and administrative costs limitations (F&A)**, signature obligations, etc.
**Please note, the facilities and administrative costs (indirect costs) must be published on the Foundation’s website or in the request for proposal. If not, please inquire about their policy and provide written (e-mail, etc.) documentation to OSP. For information on procedures of waiving facilities and administrative costs, please go to F&A Rates & Information
Also note that if the F&A costs paid by the Foundation is less than MSU’s full rate, then the rate that is charged will be applied to total direct costs (TDC).**
News on agency
If you are interested in applying for a grant through a Foundation, please visit their website to read their current news and events.
- Please contact the appropriate team
in our office if you need additional information or assistance.