How to Apply
The Foundation responds to requests for funding and may in some cases initiate projects by inviting organizations to work together to address a community issue.
The Foundation has a philosophy of engaged philanthropy. We will often work with an organization to develop and refine a proposal that is a priority for our Foundation.
Before beginning the application process:
Please contact the Foundation’s Executive Director to schedule a meeting to present your concept. This meeting is designed to assist applicants in two ways. First, if a project does not meet our criteria or is unlikely to be funded, we can share this information before an organization invests the time and resources in completing the full proposal. Second, it provides an opportunity to discuss ways in which the proposal might be strengthened or questions that would need to be addressed before being reviewed by our advisory committee and external reviewers.
The Foundation accepts requests submitted through our online application process. We are not able to accept printed or faxed copies of your request.
In addition to your online application form we require supporting documentation, which varies according to the particular grant program. The required documents are outlined on the online application but could include:
Please note that we cannot begin a review of your application until all of the documents have been received.
- Proposal Budget – a detailed budget for the proposal
- Financial Statements – the most recent audited, consolidated financial statements
- Current Operating Budget for your organization
- Year to Date Financial Report - a summary of your organization's financial position
- Most recent internal financial statement approved by the Board
- Directors/Officers – a list of board of directors and officers
- Letter of Approval to Submit – a letter from the organization signed by the CEO/senior staff position and the board chairperson, indicating that the organization has approved that this request be submitted to the Lyle S. Hallman Foundation
- Work Plan – a detailed work plan (format provided) outlining the schedule of activities, inputs required, and expected outcomes and measurement.
How to Get Started
- Read the information on the Foundation’s website
- Confirm that your organization is eligible to apply by reviewing the
- Attend an information workshop to learn more about the Foundation
- Contact us to discuss your idea
- Go to the online application form