What should be included in the application?

Proposal Must Include

  • Answers to all application questions, board and staff demographics, and financial information.
  • If your organization received a grant from Headwaters Foundation's Fund of the Sacred Circle less than 12 months ago, please complete an interim progress report.  
  • All required attachments, see below.

If 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(4) organization your proposal must include:

  • 1 copy of IRS Letter of Determination or 1 copy of Certificate of Incorporation (only if you don’t have a Letter of Determination)
  • 1 copy of your most recently completed 990 (if your organization does not complete a 990 please attach your organizations most recent 990EZ or 990-N)

If you have a fiscal agent your proposal must include:

  • A letter from the fiscal agent’s Executive Director verifying your fiscal relationship, dated within the last six months;
  • 1 copy of the fiscal agent’s IRS Letter of Determination or 1 copy of Certificate of Incorporation (only if you don’t have a Letter of Determination);
  • The fiscal agent’s most recent audited financials (if your fiscal agent does not have audited financials please provide their most recent 990, 990EZ, or 990-N);
  • Your year-end income and expense report; and
  • Your year-end balance sheet.