Timeline of Grant Application Review, Approval, & Fund Dispersal

The Swett Foundation is currently accepting applications for 2018 grants. A meeting date to approve grants has not yet been definitely scheduled. We are sorry for this indefinite information but will update this information here whenever we have a firm date.


Confirmation of Grant Application Receipt:
Immediately upon receipt of your application, we will send you a confirmation email that will also contain a copy of your completed application.

Confirmation of Required Form 990 Tax Returns:
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. Please wait to send this documentation until it is requested

Initiation of Grant Application Review Process:
We will begin review of your application AFTER we have received both your grant application and then request the necessary Form 990 financial statements. A trustee will review your application and financial documents to see how well your project matches our mission, capability, and priorities. The trustee will contact you to get further information if your project is deemed a potential match. After contacting you, if the trustee feels that this project does indeed represent one matching the mission of the Swett Foundation, it will be brought to a vote at the next board meeting. If you have not been contacted with 2 months of the submission of your materials, you may assume that we are unable to fund your project as this time. We wish we could respond to all applications personally however we are often inundated with applications.  You are, of course, welcome to contact us at any time to check on the status of your request.

Evaluation of Grant Application & Fund Dispersal for Approved Grants:
Grant applications are evaluated and voted on for approval at our Foundation Board meetings which are held 3 to 4 times a year. Funds are usually immediately available for dispersal after approval.

As a general rule, we usually have a meeting in Fall (September or October), Winter (January or February), and Spring (April or May). At that time, we review all applications that we have had the time to fully evaluate. It is beneficial to submit your application as far as possible in advance of these time periods as the trustees must spend a fair amount of time doing their due diligence to determine where your project might fit into our priorities for funding.