Grant Application Process

Grant Application Process

The Foundation’s Board of Directors meets quarterly to consider grant requests. To be considered for funding, all applicants must submit a request electronically through this site using the Foundation’s grant application form.

Priority will be given to those applicants who:

  • are located in and/or serve residents of Fort Wayne and Allen County, IN;
  • operate from a diverse funding base;
  • leverage grant dollars by encouraging volunteerism;
  • operate in collaboration with like-minded organizations to better serve our community.

Please allow 3-6 months for the grant review process. A representative of the Foundation may contact you during the process for more detailed information. All grant-seekers will receive written notification of the board’s decision regarding your request.

If your organization has received funding from the Foundation in the last three years, please complete the new short form application found here 
If your organization is new to the Foundation or if you have not received funding in the past three years, please Click here to download a copy of the M.E. Raker Grant_Application

Save your completed application and upload it here   

Please title your application “(Name of Organization) Grant Request”

Click here to download a copy of the foundation’s project budget template 

Save your project budget and upload it  here   

Please title your budget “(Name of Organization) Project Budget”

Upload your organization’s operating budget here   

Please title your budget “(Name of Organization) Operating Budget”

Grant Application deadlines for FY2024 are:

  • Friday, July 28
  • Friday, October 27
  • Friday, January 26
  • Friday, April 26