Requirements & Restrictions
All grant requests to the company, the family, or the foundations should use the
Online or Offline application available here.
Grantees must be tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue
Code and not private foundations as described in Section 509(a).
Grants are evaluated on a year-to-year basis and funding rarely extends over
Ingram's primary funding priority is program-related expenses ; this
includes ongoing program activities or specific projects that may only occur
sporadically. Applications are also accepted for various expenses related to
the operations and management of the nonprofit organization. These may
include but are not limited to: strategic planning; marketing, financial
management; and funding to facilitate administrative collaboration or mergers.
However, generally, Ingram will not fund specific employment positions. Capital
campaign gifts are typically made to organizations with which Ingram has an
existing relationship. Applicants will be asked to demonstrate that they have
an achievable fund-raising plan in place, that those plans include ongoing
operations and maintenance of the new asset, and that the organization's
governing board and/or membership has a high level of participation in the
campaign. Although Ingram sporadically approves applications for special event
funding, it is preferred that organizations submit a grant request for other
funding as discussed previously.
Some items given consideration during the evaluation process are:
The issue being addressed
The number of constituents served
The expected outcomes
The breadth and depth of support from other funding sources
Organizational Leadership: Management and Governing Board
Organizational Stability and Structure