fund process

Grants over $10,000 require NMF Board ratification and the request must appear on the agenda, which is finalized on the second Wednesday of each month. Smaller grants and payments for services can be approved by staff and paid throughout the month.

NMF recommends a minimum of five and a maximum of twelve advisory committee members for each fund; and, that community members who best represent the fund’s purpose are included; or, in the case of a community fund, that representing a wide range of the population’s interests is a criteria for service on the committee.

NMF Contacts:

Lisa Peterson, Senior Development Officer – assist with fund development, fund raising technical assistance, planned and estate gifts, and oversight of fund operations according to NMF policies and procedures for philanthropic services.

Dawn Ganje, Senior Development Officer – assist with fund development, fund raising technical assistance, planned and estate gifts, and oversight of fund operations according to NMF policies and procedures for philanthropic services.

Brina Ellison, Administrative Assistant – Development and Communications – provides information on gifts, donors, and fund statements; processes request for payments for mission related expenses and development support; processes scholarships; assists with web site pages for funds.

Chris Bell, Administration Assistant – Programs & Development – reviews and processes all grants recommended by the advisory committee.

Ashley Johnson, Communications Specialist – provides marketing and public relations support.

Our development and administrative team reviews and processes all grants recommended by the advisory committee.

 

Suggested guidelines for the roles and responsibilities of fund advisory committees:

Advisory Committee Roles

Confidentiality policy and compliance form for advisory committee members to fill out/update:

FAC Compliance Statement

How to read online fund statements:

FundWeb Instructions for Advisors

How to access the fund’s spendable dollars for payments and grants:

Instructions for Disbursements from Your Fund
Grant Recommendation Form
Scholarship Recommendation Form
Request for Payment Form

Form for funds seeking proposals for grants:

Proposal For Funding

Frequently Requested Samples/Templates:

Fund Donation Form Template
Sample Grant Award News Release
Sample Request for Proposals Release

Fund Grants Final Report Form