Grants FAQ

Information for OCF-Hosted Collectives who will be applying for grants or receiving grant funding

Where do I find OCF's official information for an external grant we are applying for?

pageOfficial Info & Docs

Please be sure to have any correspondence sent to and be sure to include the name of the Collective.

For details about employee gift-matching programs, check here.

Where can we get an MOU (Memorandum of Understanding)?

You can send our Terms of Fiscal Sponsorship document over when someone requests a fiscal sponsorship agreement (you agree to this when you tick the box when you sign up with us.)

If they require a signed document, please request one via email (be sure to include the name of your Collective, and the name/details of the requester).

If you have a specific document that needs to be signed, please send it over to us so we can review it.

Can my Collective apply for government grants?

Sometimes. If all that's needed is proof of 501(c)(3) status, then yes. If special audits and more specific support is necessary, then unfortunately, no. We may be able to make exceptions, but it would be case-by-case. You can always reach out to check.

How do I receive my grant funds? Where/How do they send my grant money?

Here are all the ways people/organizations can make contributions to your Collective. If you will be receiving funds in a different method (e.g., YourCause), please be sure also email us with these additional details (see below).

Expecting incoming grant funds?

Send us an email with the following:

  • Date of funds transfer

  • Name of funder

  • Email address of funder

  • Mailing address of funder

  • Amount of grant

  • Purpose of grant

  • Disbursement method (e.g. check, bank transfer)

  • Designation (which group) so we know where to allocate funds

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