Birtcher Family Foundation Grant Process

The Birtcher Family Foundation provides grants to Christian organizations that are classified as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the U. S. Internal Revenue Code.  Anyone applying for a grant will be required to submit proof of the organization’s tax exempt status.  Please note that we do not give grants that are utilized within the United States.

Step 1. Tell us about your organization

If you’re interested in applying for a grant, the first step is to complete the Letter of Introduction (LOI) and submit proof of your organization’s U.S.  tax exempt status.  The LOI provides our Board with information about your organization, its leadership and its priorities.  We regularly review LOIs and if it appears that your organization’s priorities align with ours, you will be invited to submit a more detailed proposal for funding.

Step 2. Tell us about your project

[By Invitation Only]

We will contact you via email if you have been selected to submit a grant request proposal.  This grant request will include more specific information about your project such as objectives, timelines, evaluation metrics, local church/ community involvement and plans for sustainability. Instructions and access for completing the proposal will be provided at that time.

Grant requests are accepted at any time.  In the course of the proposal review, Board members may be in contact and/or undertake a site visit to determine whether your project is a good fit with our current funding priorities.  The Directors of the Foundation meet four times each year to consider these grant requests.  Acknowledgement of acceptance or non-acceptance will be made in writing once a final decision is made.

Step 3. Sign and return our Grant Agreement

If you are selected to become a grant recipient, you will be notified via email and a Grant Agreement will be sent for your review and signature, followed by disbursement of grant funds.  This agreement outlines the conditions of your grant, including the requirement to complete progress reports at specified intervals regarding the utilization and outcome of the grant.

Step 4. Tell us about your outcomes

Once your grant is funded and your project is underway, we will continue to be interested in your work.  Project evaluations, progress against your plan and key timelines are indicators we would like to review.  Site visits by Foundation Directors are likely so as to encourage ongoing relationships and Christian accountabilities.  And we will enter into a partnership of prayer with you, asking God’s blessing on our affiliation and your work for His name’s sake.