Grant FAQs

Our nonprofit receives two kinds of grants from you. What is the difference?
Fund holder advises from his/her named fund about the grants that to go to nonprofit. This is called a Donor Advised Grant.

WFACF also has a competitive grant cycle. Nonprofit completes application, application is reviewed by WFACF Grant Committee, and grant award is made according to the Grant Committee’s selections.

Is a letter of intent required to apply for the WFACF grant cycle?

A letter of intent is no longer required to be submitted in order to apply for the WFACF Grant cycle.  Eligible organizations should download the PDF fillable grant application and submit a completed grant application with supporting documents by the deadline noted on the application.  

Is a letter of intent required for the Volunteer Fire Department grant application cycle?

No, the letter of intent is not required for the Volunteer Fire Department grant cycle. See the FAQ’s – VFD Grants for further details on that application process.

How do I submit an application for the WFACF annual grant cycle?
Organizations should download the PDF fillable grant application and submit the application and supporting documents, as noted on the application, via email to wfacf@wfacf.org. Organizations may submit their application and supporting documents in hard copy to the Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation office via mail, or in person to the address noted on the application. Multiple copies are no longer required, just one original application and supporting documents as noted in Section 8 on the application.
Are there restrictions on what a grant can be used for?
Yes, see Grant guidelines and grant restrictions under our Grant Policies section.
When will I know if my organization has been awarded a grant?
The grant applications are reviewed by the grant committee members, and recommendations are made to the Board of Directors for approval of grant awards. Once the awards are approved by the Board of Directors, letters will be mailed to all applicants, usually in the first quarter of the following year.
Once our organization has been awarded a grant, when will we receive the funds?

Unrestricted Grant awards will be distributed in first quarter of each year.

How often can I apply for a grant reward with WFACF?

WFACF has one annual grant cycle.  Eligible organizations may apply each year.

My grant award agreement states that a final report is required. What information is needed on a final report?
A grant report form is available at wfacf.org/grants/grants report. This is a fillable pdf form which gives information regarding the status of the project and expenditures, as well as what the funds were used for. Please complete, sign, and submit this form to our office by the deadline noted on your grant award agreement.