All grant opportunities will be managed through the Association’s online grant system. Meals On Wheels Association of America will only accept grant applications that are submitted electronically through this system.
Important Note: You will need to "Create a New Account" the first time you use the Online Grant System. This system will not accept your MyMOWAA log in.
Once you have an Online Grant System Account, you will be able to:
1. View and print the application and instructions for all open grant opportunities
2. View the status of an application (e.g., is it complete/was the grant awarded/was the grant denied/etc.)
3. View and print drafts of applications you are currently working on; print past applications you have submitted.
If you are awarded a grant, you will need to use the Online Grant System to manage all grant follow-up activities, including:
4. Completing the grant acceptance process
5. Viewing, printing and submitting required follow up reports
Current Member Grant Opportunities
The Meals On Wheels Association of America is pleased to announce the second part of a grant opportunity for the development, implementation, enhancement, and/or expansion of kosher meals programs. Approximately $50,000 in grant funds will be awarded to Meals On Wheels Member programs who have or wish to implement kosher kitchens. The maximum grant amount will be $10,000. The goal of the Kosher Meals Fund Grant program is to help Association Member programs to better address the nutritional and meal service needs, now and into the future as the senior population increases, for those requiring kosher meals.
Grants may be used for the preparation and/or purchase of meals for a new or existing kosher program; for the purchase of kitchen equipment or supplies to expand or enhance an existing kosher program; and/or for the implementation of a kosher meals program.
Please log in for access to the Request for Proposal. Submissions will be accepted from April 16 - April 30, 2014.
1. Banfield Charitable Trust (BCT) Pet Food Grant Program
The Banfield Charitable Trust (BCT) Pet Food Grant Program is once again accepting applications from Meals On Wheels Association Members that are looking to start or sustain a pet food distribution program. During Autumn 2013, BCT awarded 81 Association Member programs with $122,500 in grants to assist in keeping clients and their beloved companions together.
Download the BCT Grant Application at http://www.mowaa.org/document.doc?id=753 and email the completed form to email@example.com from April 15 through April 30. Awards will be made in early May. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 30.
Programs seeking to start a pet program will receive a program manual free of charge. Email your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. Walmart Foundation's State Giving Program
The Walmart Foundation's State Giving Program plays an essential role in the Foundation's mission to create opportunities so people can live better. The Program provides grants to 501(c)(3) organizations, ranging from $25,000 to $250,000.
The Program invests in all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The Walmart Foundation has a State Advisory Council in each state, made up of Walmart associates representing local communities. Each Council helps identify local needs within its state, reviews all eligible grant applications and makes funding recommendations to the Walmart Foundation. Councils base recommendations on alignment with Foundation focus areas, state or community needs and program eligibility criteria.
Applications are accepted during designated periods, or cycles, only. All states have two application cycles annually. Each state is assigned to either application cycles 1 and 3 or application cycles 2 and 4. Organizations may only apply for funding in the designated cycles assigned to their state (see below.) To determine which state you should apply for funding through, choose the state where the programs or services will be implemented, regardless of where your organization is based. For example, if your organization is based in Alabama but you are requesting funding for programs or services that will be delivered in Mississippi; you would apply to the Mississippi State Giving Program.
Application cycles are selective and based on alignment with preferred funding areas.
For more information, please visit http://foundation.walmart.com/apply-for-grants/state-giving.
Online Grant System Tutorials
If this is your first time using the Online Grant System, we have several optional tutorials available to help you get started.
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