Step 2: Gather the information needed for the application.

Hopefully, you've arrived here after using Step 1 to determine that your project is a suitable candidate for funding from the Swett Foundation. Great! We are looking forward to receiving your application! 

If you arrived here without going through Step 1, we suggest you consider using Step 1 to make sure that you do not spend time submitting an application that would not be a good match for the Swett Foundation and thus unlikely to be funded.

Copies of the last 3 years of Form 990 Tax Returns for Tax Exempt Organizations are also required in addition to your electronic grant application for those organizations reaching the second level of consideration. Please wait to send this documentation until it is requested by a trustee. This will insure your data gets to the appropriate person.

All applications are accepted online only. To fully evaluate your request and adequately compare it to other worthy requests, a substantial amount of information is required. To help you gather this information, we have provided the application questions in a pdf file that can be accessed through the link at the bottom of this page. Due to technological limitations, we DO NOT HAVE THE MEANS FOR YOU TO SAVE A PARTIALLY COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM ONLINE AND RETURN TO IT LATER.  Therefore, we suggest you download the pdf version of the application at the link on the bottom of this page, collect your information in whatever format works best for you, then return here when you have all the information readily available so you can easily cut and paste your information into the online application form. Again, the pdf application questions are provided as a courtesy only to help you gather needed information; all applications must be submitted online through the link provided in Step 3.

Tip: One application question asks if your application was requested by a trustee. This is a part of the application process ONLY because it helps us direct the application to the correct person. If you select a trustee that did not request your application, it will be misdirected and this may result in a delay or lack of full evaluation. We LOVE to find new ways to make a difference and most of our grants have actually gone to organizations we heard about first through their unsolicited application.
TECHNICAL NOTE:  Some of our text boxes hold 250 words instead of characters. However, be forewarned that large amounts of text throughout the application could surpass the ability of your internet browser to hold and transmit the final application. [Google Chrome and Firefox have been shown to be superior browsers over internet explorer when submitting the application].This is a problem beyond our control. Therefore, we suggest that you be concise and avoid using the full amount of space available for every text box. If your application does not go through, we regret that we will not be able to help you since it will be because you exceeded your browser limitations. Your only recourse will be to pare down and resubmit. While you may feel that you do not have room to supply all the information you want to initially, we have found that being concise works in the applicant's favor. A succinct description allows us to almost immediately recognize the unique benefits of the proposal. The trustee can then request additional information later.
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