Foundation / Corporation
07/16/18 Emailed by End of Business or Postmarked by Date
Grants ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states for programs that benefit children and youth under the age of 20. Funding is intended for tangible items or for special supplies and purchases. For the purpose of this grant program, eligible applicants are those that operate anywhere the Cardinals radio broadcast reaches in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Tennessee.
GrantWatch ID#: 177478
Average amount for a cash grant is between $1,000 to $3,000, subject to available funds.
Multiple-year pledges are not funded.
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" (anywhere the Cardinals radio broadcast reaches)
- 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
Cardinals Care does not fund:
- Annual program costs or salaries
- Operating expenses
- Fundraising event sponsorships (golf, walks/runs, dinner galas, etc.)
- Scholarships/Endowment funds
- Multiple-year pledges
Each year Cardinals Care has two grant cycles (spring and summer). The summer cycle is currently open.
Applications will be accepted through Monday, July 16, 2018.
After a completed application is electronically received, you will receive an email notifying you of the mandatory next steps and additional documents needed before the deadline. Once ALL of the information has been 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 new electronic system will not allow your application to be submitted.
Organizations can only apply and receive funding once a year.
Note: 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.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://www.mlb.com/cardinals/community/grants/form
In addition to submitting the online application, your required documents must either be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by end of business on July 16, or postmarked and in the mail by this date.
Submit your proposal by mail to:
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 Michael Hall at the above email address.
USA: Arkansas; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kentucky; Mississippi; Missouri; Oklahoma; Tennessee