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Cardinals Care Grants

The 2015 Spring Grant Cycle is NOW OPEN!

Cardinals Care is excited to announce that we are now using the new Missouri Common Grant Application Short Form (CGA) for all grant requests.

Thank you for your interest in Cardinals Care, the team's community foundation. In order to qualify for consideration for a grant, the following criteria must be met by your organization:

  • Serve or support youths under 20 years old
  • Operate in "Cardinals Country"
  • Be a 501 (c) (3) with a Federal tax exempt letter
  • Must be up and running as a 501 (c) (3) for a least 1 year
  • Budget for entire organization should not exceed $2,000,000
  • Administration/fundraising expenses should not exceed 30% of total budget
  • As noted below, if your organization previously received a Cardinals Care grant, you must attach both a) a copy of the acknowledgement letter informing you of your grant and b) a copy of the receipt(s) for the purchase(s) the grant funded.
TIMELINE

Each year Cardinals Care has two grant cycles (spring and summer), as follows:

  • Spring - NOW OPEN! Deadline for submission is Friday, January 30, 2015
  • Summer - Applications are not being accepted at this time for the summer grant cycle.
  • After a completed application is received, reviewed, and approved for further evaluation, a Cardinals Care representative will call to schedule a visit. If your organization submits an application for the spring grant cycle, you will be contacted beginning in March, with allocation announcements sent in April and funds distributed in late April. If your organization submits an application for the summer grant cycle, you will be contacted beginning in late July or early August, with allocation announcements sent in late August and funds distributed in mid-September.
  • If an application is incomplete or missing pertinent information, the applicant may be notified for either resubmission in a timely manner or for consideration in the next cycle.
  • Organizations can only apply and receive funding once a year.
WHAT WE FUND

As part of our focus from this year forward, consideration for regular grant cycle grants will only be given to funding requests for:

  • tangible items
  • special supplies or purchases

Average amount for a cash grant from Cardinals Care is between $1,000 to $3,000, subject to available funds.

WHAT WE DO NOT FUND
  • Annual program costs or salaries
  • Operating expenses
  • Individuals
  • Fundraising event sponsorships (golf, walks/runs, dinner galas, etc.)
  • Scholarships/Endowment funds
  • Multiple-year pledges
GRANT APPLICATION MATERIALS

Click on the links below to download the application files. Applicants are REQUIRED to use the provided Project and Budget templates. Please do not submit in a different format.

User Guide (Click here to download)
This guide was created to help users better understand the purpose of the CGA and how to complete the CGA. It offers tips and suggestions as well as examples regarding how to complete each question on the application.

  1. Missouri Common Grant Instructions and Application (Click here to download)
  2. Missouri Common Grant Application REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS (Click here to download)
  3. Budget Templates (Click here to download)
    The project and organizational budget templates are required as part of the application.
  4. Additional Attachment(s) Required:
    If your organization previously received a Cardinals Care grant, please be sure to attach both a) a copy of the acknowledgement letter from Cardinals Care informing you of the grant and b) a receipt(s) for the purchase(s) the grant funded.

  5. SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION

    The deadline for submission of the spring application is Friday, January 30, 2015. You must have your application postmarked and in the mail by this date. Please mail to:

    Cardinals Care
    Attn: Michael Hall
    700 Clark Street
    St. Louis, MO 63102

    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call Cardinals Care at (314) 345-9418 or send an email to cardinalscare@cardinals.com. We appreciate your interest and look forward to working with you.

    Sincerely,

    Michael Hall
    Vice President,
    Cardinals Care and Community Relations