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THE JOE D. PENTECOST FOUNDATION GRANT REQUIREMENTS

FOUNDATION PHILOSOPHY

The Joe D. Pentecost Foundation is organized to operate for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, and educational purposes and to benefit the poor, the needy, the undereducated, and the oppressed primarily in the Greater Lansing, Michigan area. 

The Foundation Board of Directors carefully considers proposals submitted, and looks for programs where their contribution can be leveraged.  Organizations requesting funding for a new program should be sure that they have planned for that program’s future self-sufficiency.

PROGRAM PRIORITIES

Since the needs, desires, and capabilities of Michigan’s people and their organizations are constantly changing, there can be no fixed or steadfast priority in the Pentecost Foundation grant requests.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Please review the mission statement of The Joe D. Pentecost Foundation prior to submitting an application for support.

Only submit applications to the Foundation by organizations that qualify.

Applications accepted from January through October of each year. 

The deadline to submit an application for consideration is October 31.

Only one application accepted within a calendar year.

Requests must have a completed application.

Evidence of the organizations tax-exempt status under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3)

Those proposals that pass initial evaluation are then referred to the Board of Directors for full consideration. The Board may request additional information, make site visits, or invite organizations to meet with them at the Foundation office. Grants and installments on grants will be disbursed during the last quarter of the year.

All decisions made are final

GRANT FOCUS

The Foundation does not make grants directly to individuals.  In addition, it cannot legally support:

Organizations to which contributions are not tax deductible, according to Internal Revenue Service regulations.

Organizations that practice discrimination by race, sex, creed, age or national origin.

Political organizations or organizations whose purposes are to influence legislations

A NOTE TO GRANT SEEKERS

The Foundation would like to be in a financial position to assist all grant requests within its philosophy but its resources are limited. Many worthy grant applications must be declined simply because funds to accept them are not available. Consequently an applicant should never view a declination by the Foundation as a judgment on the merits of the proposal.

GRANT APPLICATIONS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED IN WRITING TO:

Rita F. Stoskopf, President

The Joe D. Pentecost Foundation

1651 W. Lake Lansing Rd. Suite 100 East Lansing, MI  48823