- Libra Foundation
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Applicants are asked to complete a two-paged application in accordance with the Foundation's guidelines, both of which also may be obtained from the Foundation by contacting the Foundation. Materials should be sufficiently complete to enable the Foundation to weigh the merits of the request in comparison to others the Foundation receives. Generally the Trustees do not meet with applicants; however, if questions arise, the Trustees may wish to arrange a meeting.
Meetings of the Trustees to consider grant requests are held quarterly in March, June, September and December. Applications may be submitted at any time, but must be received by February 15th, May 15th, August 15th and November 15th to be considered at the next regular meeting of the Trustees. In case of a weekend or holiday, the deadline is the next business day. The Foundation does not accept facsimile submissions. The Application must be dated and signed by an authorized representative of the organization applying. No application will be considered from an organization unless it has been determined to be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code and "not a private foundation" under Section 509(a) of the code. Applicants should attach evidence of their 501(c)(3) status. A list of the organization's Board of Directors should also be included with the application. Applicants are notified of the Trustees' decision within one week of each regular meeting and applicants receiving grants will normally be paid within a month of notification.
An organization which receives a grant from the Foundation is expected to submit a report on completion of the program, and, in some cases, a progress report.
If an organization's grant proposal is denied, it should wait one year from the date of notification before reapplying. Similarly, an organization which has received a grant should expect to wait at least one year after receiving a grant before submitting another application.
The Trustees normally make grants within the guidelines. Grants are made to such eligible organizations as the Trustees may determine.
In order to respond to special circumstances or changing conditions, the Foundation's guidelines may be modified from time to time.
Please direct inquiries, letters and grant requests to:
Three Canal Plaza, Suite 500
P.O. Box 17516
Portland, ME 04112-8516