Applicants are asked to complete a two-page Fisher Charitable Foundation Application Form. 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.
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 electronic 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.
Organizations are asked to wait at least one year after submitting an application before reapplying.