All applicants must be IRS recognized 501(c)(3) public charities classified as not a private foundation, registered with the Department of Agriculture to solicit funds in Florida, when applicable, and located in and/or of significant benefit to residents primarily of Miami-Dade County. If the organization is part of a larger group, the ruling organization’s 501(c)(3) letter will suffice. Applicants with budgets over $100,000 must provide CPA-prepared or audited financial statements.
In order for a proposal to be considered for funding, the applicant first must send a brief letter of inquiry, no longer than two pages via U.S. Mail that includes:
After initial staff review of eligibility and merit, the organization will be contacted by staff via email with further instructions. Upon deadline, staff determines the completeness of proposal and sends an email to applicant, acknowledging receipt of proposal and requesting additional information, if necessary. Staff and/or Board will visit organization prior to Board review.
Applicants are informed by email of the proposal’s disposition following the Board’s decision. Grant Agreements must be signed by the organization’s Chair, President, or Executive Director and returned to The Kirk Foundation, Inc. before payment is mailed to grantee. No new proposals can be considered until all terms of Grant Agreement, narrative and financial reporting requirements are met.
The Kirk Foundation, Inc. does not fund: