Online Application Introduction
The online grant application process allows grantseekers to submit and manage grant applications. You may submit both the grant summary form and your two-page letter of inquiry through this online tool. Both items are required for Piper Trust to consider your grant request.
If you are a first-time user of our online application, you will need to create an individual password-protected account using your email address. Returning users should use the email account and password that was previously registered. Your online account retains any grant summary form in progress and those previously submitted. There are different links depending if you are a first-time user or a returning user.
Creating a New Online Account – An online log-in window will appear and ask for your email address and then you will create a password. Log in as “I am a new online applicant.” The system will automatically create a grant summary form for you to complete online. You will need to have the organization’s Tax ID number issued by the Internal Revenue Service.
Returning to Application in Progress – Log in as “I am a returning online applicant” using your email address and password. This link will take returning users to their existing applications. Again, the account shows any grant summary form in progress and those already submitted for reference.
Grant Summary Form
The following information will be needed to complete the online Grant Summary Form.
- Your organization’s name, mailing address, phone and fax numbers, and website address.
- A one or two sentence description of your organization’s mission.
- Your organization’s total operating budget and the fiscal yearend date.
- Your organization’s federal tax ID number and tax exemption date.
- The name, title, address, phone, fax and email address of your organization’s executive director/CEO. This is the person to whom we will address correspondence about the funding decision.
- The name, title, address, phone, fax and email address of the primary contact for the request. This is the person to whom we will address questions about the application itself.
Summary of the Request:
- A brief description of the project for which you’re seeking funding, including a brief description of how the grant funds would be used (limited to 35-40 words).
- The number of individuals the project is expected to serve, if applicable, and the geographic area (East Valley, West Valley, Central Phoenix, Valleywide, Other) to be served.
- Identify how your project best fits within the grantmaking guidelines.
- The total budget for the project, the amount requested from the Trust, the requested grant term in months and the project start date.
- The type of funds you are requesting (i.e. programmatic or capital and whether you are asking for matching or challenge funds). If the request is for a capital campaign, please include the total campaign goal and timeframe. Please note that capital campaign requests cannot be considered until the organization has reached 75 percent of the goal.
Required Best Practices – Grant recipients must adopt eight Best Practices to be considered for a grant.
Attachments – Be prepared to attach your two-page letter of inquiry, preferably on your organization’s letterhead. Your letter of inquiry should address the project’s impact, effectiveness, feasibility and sustainability.
Print and Submit – Before you submit your request, you can print your grant request by clicking on “Printer Friendly Version” on any page. After submitting your request to Piper Trust, an electronic version will automatically be saved in your account file and a confirmation email will be sent.