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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.


Click here for a copy of the M.E. Raker Grant_Application

Submit your completed application here   

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


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

Submit your project budget  here   

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


Submit your organization’s operating budget here   

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


Grant Application deadlines for FY2022 are:

  • Friday, July 30
  • Friday, October 29
  • Friday, January 28
  • Friday, April 29