2018-2019 Opportunity Grant Application
Please be sure to complete all fields of the cover page and application form, and include the required cover letter appendices. Opportunity Grant applications for the 2018-2019 year will be reviewed in three rounds throughout the year. Applications for each round must be submitted via the web form no later than November 2, 2018, at 8 p.m. ET; March 1, 2019 at 8 p.m. ET; and April 12, 2019, at 8 p.m. ET. Organizations that have received more than $20,000 from JLW in either the current fiscal year (June 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019) or the previous fiscal year (June 1, 2017 – May 31, 2018) are not eligible for Opportunity Grants at this time. Please note all funds must be spent within 90 days of the award date, and the organization must submit a final report explaining how the funds were used along with proof of purchase.
Final reports must be submitted to JLW within 120 days of award date via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
as shown on the 501(c)(3) letter
Organization Federal Tax ID Number
as shown on the 501(c)(3) letter
Program Address (if different from mailing address)
Street address City, state, and zip code
Name, Title and Contact Information of Person Submitting the Application
Name Title Phone number Email address
Amount of Funds Being Requested (No more than $1,000)
Briefly describe your organization and its activities:
Briefly describe the specific nature of your request
How will you spend the funds? If your funding request is granted, how quickly do you expect to be able to spend the funds? Please note that all funds must be spent within 90 days of the contract award date. Please be as specific as possible:
Please provide details of the key line item expenditures for the funds being requested
Please be specific when describing the amount and use of funding.
Reason the funds are needed
(i.e. what is your unexpected short-term financial need?)
Preference will be given to programs that address at least one aspect of the JLW’s defined literacy focus; and preference will be given to those that support aspects of cultural literacy. Which adult and/or children literacy consideration(s) does this funding request address? (Choose one or more of the options below.)
Developing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) skills
Developing skills necessary to function on the job and in society, such as financial or digital literacy
Developing cultural literacy; including knowledge of history, performing or experiencing the arts, building creative expression or visual thinking skills
Improving early childhood literacy through access to reading materials and resources in the home, classrooms, and libraries; and exposure to reading (ages 0-5)
Please explain how this request addresses the concern(s) identified above:
Upload Appendices and Signature Page
On your signature page, please check each item on the following list to indicate that you have included the following appendices in your application. For additional details, please email email@example.com.
A. Opportunity Grants signed signature page.
B. Letter from the Internal Revenue Service stating your organization is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is classified as “not a private foundation” under Section 509(a) of the same code.
C. List of board of directors, including their affiliations.
D. Current annual budget.
E. Audited financial statement and the Management Letter. If audited financial statements are not available, please state why.
F. Most recently filed Form990, if applicable.
Please upload the required signature page and appendices here.
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