Grant Application Process

 

The Christmas Shop Foundation welcomes requests from established non-profit organizations for the funding of specific charitable, cultural or educational needs or programs which enhance the quality of life in the State of Delaware.  Please carefully review the Application/Funding Procedure including the important dates involved in the application process. Grants are based on revenue raised at each year's event.

Please note: The Christmas Shop Foundation does not fund capital drives, on-going expenses such as heating, salaries or other administrative expenses.

 
 

GRANT APPLICATION GUIDELINES

Requests for applications will be accepted June 1 through September 28, 2017. Please mail requests and a copy of your IRS 501(c)3 determination letter to:

Kim Davis, Allocations Chair
The Christmas Shop Foundation
PO Box 4184
Wilmington, DE 19807-0184

Applications (in duplicate) must be postmarked by November 15, 2017. We will not send applications or receive completed applications by e-mail or fax.

Please be prepared to provide the following information during the application process:

  • A brief description of your organization's mission
  • Program focus and population served
  • Program/project description
  • Program/project budget
  • Program/project evaluation methods and project outcomes
  • Your contact information

Additionally, you will be asked to provide the following documents:

  • The current organization budget and recent audited financial statements
  • A list of board members and their affiliations
  • A copy of your IRS 501(c)3 determination letter
 
 

GRANT PROCESS

If your organization was previously funded. Please submit via mail a 2016 Beneficiary Report postmarked no later than December 31, 2017. Report should be directed to Allocations Chairman.

Upon receipt of the completed application, your request will be referred to a member of our Allocations Committee for review. 

  1.  A committee person will arrange to visit your agency to discuss your programs with you and a member of your board, if possible. 
  2. The visit will take place in January and February 2018, and will assist our committee with its final review.
  3. Decisions concerning grants will be made in March 2018, and agencies will be notified by March 30.

The Christmas Shop Foundation offers grants based off annual revenue generated from The Perfect Gift, to many types of organizations, including, but not limited to, those that support:

  • Arts/Culture
  • Civic Affairs
  • Health Care
  • Human Services
  • Education

In general, the Christmas Shop Foundation, does not award grants to:

  • Individuals
  • Organizations that lack the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status
  • Political organizations, candidates or lobbying efforts
  • Fraternal organizations
  • Sports teams
  • National or international organizations, unless their programs have significant local impact
  • Capital campaigns or expenditures


GRANT APPLICATION

The Christmas Shop Foundation welcomes requests from established non-profit organizations for the funding of specific charitable, cultural or educational needs or programs which enhance the quality of life in the State of Delaware.

Please note: The Christmas Shop Foundation does not fund capital drives, on-going expenses such as heating, salaries or other administrative expenses.

Please carefully review the Application/Funding Procedure including the important dates involved in the application process. Grants are based on revenue raised at each year's event.