Apply for Grants

Spring 2021 Grant Application

Online submissions for the Spring grant cycle closed on March 1. Decisions will be made by mid-April and all applicants will be notified in a timely manner. The Fall grant cycle will open in August 2021.

Please reach out to the Development Office with any questions or concerns at 973-744-4752 x6.

Applicants who applied in Spring 2020 and would like to reapply again will only need to update their project.

Consideration will be given to nonprofits serving vulnerable populations with basic needs (food, housing, and mental health)

Grants are expected to range between $1,000 to $5,000 with decisions made in November.

Emergency Fund

An Emergency Fund has been set aside for 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations to apply for additional funds as emergency needs arise. Requests will be reviewed on an ongoing basis by the grants chair and grants committee and grants awarded as quickly as possible.



Welcome to our online grant application process! The Montclair Foundation requires all grant-seekers to submit their applications on line. If this is the first time using this system, all applicants will need to create an account.

The online application consists of fields to be filled in, and attachments (documents) from you. Attachments can be Microsoft Word, Excel, or PDF files created on a copier/scanner. Do NOT include compressed ZIP files or password-protected files.

The following documents are to be submitted as required attachments to your online application:

  • Copy of the IRS letter of determination indicating 501(c)(3) tax exempt status

  • Organization’s operating budget for the coming year

  • List of the names of the organization’s Board of Directors

  • Audited Financial Statement for the most recent year available or a Form 990

  • Project budget

  • List of other sources of funding being solicited and their status to date with those sources

In all circumstances, please be sure to leave ample time for your application to reach us by the published deadline.

Ready to Apply?

Please follow the link below to start an application.