Grant Application – Engelstad Foundation

Grant Application Submissions

Here is what your organization will need to complete the grant submission process:

  • Completed Engelstad Foundation Grant Application
    • Please be sure to fill out the application completely, all fields are required.  Your organization’s total grant submission can be up to a maximum of 10 pages.  The page count includes the application form and your organizational budget.  Please feel free to attach additional pages to your application keeping the 10-page limit in mind.
  • Current year organizational budget
  • Your organization’s IRS 501(c)(3) letter
  • Two most recent years’ IRS 990s
  • Two most recent years’ financials (Please note that if your organization’s financials are more than 6 months old, you will need to submit internally prepared financials to show financial activity covering the time period from when the financials were prepared to current date).
    • For requests up to $199,999.00 – Internally prepared financials.
    • For requests of $200,000 to $499,999.00 – CPA reviewed financials.
    • For requests of $500,000 and greater – Audited financials

Use the “Submit a Grant Application” link to submit your application and the required documents.  Please note that all these documents are required to complete the grant submission process.

Questions?  Please contact Allison at


When are grant submissions reviewed?
Grants submissions are reviewed in March, June, September, and December

What is the deadline for submissions?
Generally, the deadline for submissions is the 2nd Thursday of March, June, September, and December. These deadlines could change based on business needs without warning. Please do not wait until the last minute to submit your grant application and supporting documents. Once our internal deadline has passed, we cannot make any exceptions.

How often can my organization apply for a grant from the Engelstad Foundation?
Organizations can apply once per year for a grant from the Engelstad Foundation. If your organization has submitted a grant application previously, you can submit another application starting from one year after the date on your prior application.

My organization is new and does not have two years of financials or IRS 990s – can we still apply?
To properly evaluate your organization and your grant submission, the Engelstad Foundation requires two years of financials and IRS 990s. Please consider submitting your grant application when you can provide the required documentation.

How can my organization get more information on the kinds of projects that the Engelstad Foundation funds?
Please see our website for a listing of organizations we have partnered with. The Engelstad Foundation is open to new ideas and new projects also.

Are there any projects that the Engelstad Foundation will not fund?
The Engelstad Foundation does not fund projects that take place outside of the United States. Grants will not be awarded to cover consultant fees. The Engelstad Foundation prioritizes organizations that have a presence in Nevada and North Dakota but is open to projects outside of those areas.

As a private foundation, grants are awarded based on the desires and judgement of the Trustees and the Engelstad Foundation does not share information with grant applicants about how determinations are made.

Does my organization need to report back to the Engelstad Foundation if a grant is awarded?
Yes, the Engelstad Foundation requires financial reporting from our grantees. When an organization is awarded a grant, the reporting requirement timeline is spelled out in the grant letter they receive. Failure to report grant funds usage could result in revocation of grant funds and/or the ability to reapply for a future grant.

New or Inquiring Grant Recipients

Submit A Grant Application

Grant Application (pdf)

Current Grant Recipients

Grant Funds Usage Report (pdf)