Grant FAQs

Discretionary Grants

Discretionary Fund Grants

Our Discretionary Fund will invest in the quality of life of the community in much the same way our responsive cycles do, but on a smaller scale with a quicker turnaround. Successful applications will:

Who is eligible?

The Foundation only makes grants to charitable organizations that have been recognized by the IRS as being described in Section 501(c)(3) and 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.

How much funding is available?

Grant size: Up to $1,000.
What types of requests are not eligible for funding?

How to apply?

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Please submit your request in advance of the proposed activity. Doris & Victor Day Foundation does not reimburse activities that already occurred.

If there are adequate funds and the request meets the goals of the fund, approved applicants will receive a check within one month. The funds must be used in the manner described in the application within six months. If you receive a grant, you will be asked to complete a brief follow-up report.

Questions?

Contact Tyla Sherwin-Cole, Executive Director at 309.788.2300 or tyla@dayfoundation.org