SOMA Foundation
Post Office Box 5346 | Columbus, GA 31906 | 706.221.7262 | info@SOMAfoundation.net

Grant Application Process

 

If you are applying for a grant for an organization that represents the theology of the SOMA Foundation Statement of Faith, you may apply using the process below.
 

Board meetings are held quarterly in March, June, September, and December. Applications must be received by February 1, May 1, August 1, or November 1 to be considered. Requests received later will be held until the next Board meeting.


When applying, include the following:
    

  1. Request form – Only organizations with properly completed forms will be considered.

  2. Signed Statement of Faith - Click HERE

  3. Non-profit status determination letter

  4. Narrative describing the organization

  5. Latest newsletter if you publish one

  6. Financial report of the organization (IRS Form 990 for the last complete year)

  7. Narrative describing the program for which the money will be used

  8. Itemized cost of the project or program.

  9. You may send your request packet by postal mail or scan it and e-mail it to the address below.  

  10. If the grant is approved for multiple years, an updated proposal must be submitted for each year of funding.

  11. If more information is needed, you will be contacted.


Submitting your request:

You may send your proposal packet by postal mail to Post Office Box 5346, Columbus, GA 31906 or scan it and e-mail to info@SOMAfoundation.net.

If your grant is approved, you may expect the following:
    

  1. We will send you a contract asking you to agree to use the money for which the grant was requested. The contract must be notarized and returned within two weeks.

  2. You will receive a check within 30 days after the contract is received in the foundation office.

  3. You may receive periodic visits from representatives of the foundation to observe the progress of the work.

  4. Interim reports will be required every six months beginning six months from the date the grant was awarded.

  5. Final reports may be submitted at any time but are otherwise due one year from the award date.

  6. If the grant is approved for multiple years, an updated proposal must be submitted for each year of funding.

  7. If you are unable to complete the project on time, you may ask for an extension.

  8. If the project is not completed on time or an extension is not granted, you may be asked to return the money.


If the grant is denied:
 

You will receive a letter informing you that the request has been denied.

Mail request to:

SOMA Foundation
Post Office Box 5346
Columbus, GA 31906

Or E-mail to:

info@SOMAfoundation.net