Q What is an appropriate amount to request from The West End Home Foundation?
A We have not established minimum or maximum grant award amounts. Grant award amounts in recent years have varied widely. It is the responsibility of the applicant to present a budget that is appropriate for the type and amount of service proposed.
Q Can I apply for and receive funding two or more years in a row?
AWe accept applications every year from many of the same agencies. There is, however, no guarantee that programs funded during one grant cycle will be funded in the next.
Q What is the fiscal year for the grant award?
A Our fiscal year is January 1 – December 31.
Q When and how are grant awards made?
A All applicants receive written notification regarding approval or denial of grant requests in early November. Successful applicants will receive their actual grant award in early January.
Q Are there specific issues impacting older adults that are given greater priority in the grant process?
A We have not identified priorities among the eight service categories that we fund. We consider all service categories to be important components in the comprehensive system of care for older adults.
Q What reporting requirements does The West End Home Foundation expect from grantees?
A We ask all grantees to submit a year-end report detailing program accomplishments and expenditures. In some cases, more frequent reporting may be requested. We also encourage year-round communication between our staff and recipient agencies to remain apprised of progress and changes that may be impacting your organization and your work.”