The Grant Application Form compiles information and support materials for The Van Wert County Foundation’s system for managing online applications and grants. Please read the information on this page to set up your organization and user accounts.

Grant Applications are accepted bi-annually. The spring cycle runs from March 1 to May 1 and the fall cycle runs from September 1 to November 1.

How It Works:

A grant applicant creates an organizational and a user account in the grants portal and then logs on to that account to access the list of available grants to start a new grant application process. Your application can be saved as a draft so it’s easy to return to that draft, make edits, and submit the application. Each account maintains a record of the application history that you can access at any time.

The grants portal allows grantees an easy way to see the status of a grant, check due dates, and submit electronic grant reports (if required).

We recommend that you carefully read the instructions and reference materials found on this page before registering and starting your first application.   

Creating Your Online Account

All applicants are required to create an account. We suggest creating your account well in advance of the grant deadline to avoid any last-minute issues. At the time of registration, you must enter the following information:

  • A username that is an email address
  • Your contact information
  • Your organization’s information, including the EIN/Tax ID number 
  • Contact information for the organization’s Executive Officer

Managing Your Online Account – FOR ORGANIZATIONS

The first person to register enters the organization’s data, which creates the organization profile. It’s essential to enter this information accurately at registration because, after this point, the organization profile is only editable by VWCF staff. For an organization to easily view its full history of grants and requests, we recommend consolidating all applications into one user account. If you are unsure whether your organization already has an account or if you need to be added to an existing account, please contact Renee Thatcher at 419.238.1743 to discuss your options. 

Managing Your Grants Portal – FOR USERS

Once set up, your account dashboard is displayed on screen every time you log in. From the dashboard, you can do the following:

  • Edit your contact information
  • Begin the application process 
  • Access application drafts and submitted applications
  • View details and complete the reporting process for grant awards

A user account is connected to one organization at a time. If you are a grant writer for multiple organizations, please contact us to discuss your options.

Helpful Tips When Applying

We encourage you to read our GRANT FAQS before beginning the application process.