The Sherwood Foundation uses GOapply to accept online grant applications. You must register as an “Organization" (NOT Individual) before you can access the applications.
You will need the EIN/Tax ID of your organization. Once you enter the EIN/Tax ID and click Submit, the following screen will populate with information verified by GOverify. Please be sure that the information is accurate before continuing with the registration process.
We recommend using a generic email address such as email@example.com and share this information with everyone who will need access to your applications and reports.
Tips on Navigating Pages and Entering Data in GOapply
We highly recommend typing your responses on a Word document so that you can copy and paste them into the application.
Use the Pages drop-down menu or the page numbers at the bottom of a page to move between pages.
To navigate back to the main menu, click Applicant Dashboard at the top of the screen.
Tool Tips – When available, you can hover over the question mark next to each question to gain more information on how to answer the question.
A red asterisk (*) indicates a required field. You will be able to move from page to page without completing a required field; however, you will not be unable to submit the application until all the required fields have been filled in.
When Applicants click the submit button, a box will appear indicating any required fields that were not filled in. Those fields will need to be completed in order to submit the application for review.
We recommend not entering unique symbols such as &,*,%, or #. While they can be entered and will not be a problem with application submission, they may render differently on the .pdf report.
Inactivity: If you have not saved any information for 60 minutes and then try to save or enter information, you will get a page error and any unsaved information will be lost. Simply click the back button and sign in.
Open Operating Grant Cycle: Applications available from January 15 – February 2 (due by 12:00pm) – If your organization has already been approved for a 2024 operating grant, you are not eligible to apply.
Program Grant Cycle: Applications available from February 1 – February 28 (due by 12:00pm) – This represents a shift from our previous summer cycle and will be the only opportunity to apply for a program grant in 2024.
Capital Grants: Applications available from February 1 – February 28 (due by 12:00pm) – This will be the only opportunity to apply for a capital grant in 2024.
Please Note: The grantee shall notify the Foundation of any changes in executive leadership, project leadership, or overall financial health that may affect the ability of the grantee to effectively implement the funded project.