Application Instructions

To access the Application Form, click here.

The Parkinson Family Foundation's on-line grant application form has been divided into three sections: Organization Information; Contact Information; and Proposal Information. Each applicant is requested to fill in all three sections prior to the submission of their grant request. Within each section there are both required and optional fields. Please note that all required fields are marked with an asterisk (*).

If during an on-line grant application session, time or other constraints preclude you from completing all sections of the application form and submitting your request, a "Save" feature is provide so that you may return to this application session at a later date. Required to perform the "Save" function is an email address and a self-assigned password to create an account.

If you previously started and/or submitted an application, you can access the account you created with your email and password by clicking here.

NOTE: If, after repeated attempts, you cannot overcome problems accessing the online application form, you may send an email to Foundation Services with your responses to the questions listed in this document . Foundation Services will enter the information into the application form for you.

Screening Process

Letters of Inquiry are unnecessary. This application is the appropriate first step in submitting a grant request. The foundation's administrative staff is happy to help with technical questions about the application process but is unable to provide guidance on the fit of the grantee or the structure of the request.

Applications are accepted throughout the year. Upon arrival, grant applications are reviewed for completeness by the Foundation's administrative staff and then forwarded to the Foundation's Directors prior to the start of their next board meeting.

After evaluating an application, the Board will choose to: decline, approve, request additional information, schedule a site visit, or invite the applicant in for an interview.

Applicants, if declined, may not reapply any sooner than the following calendar year from the date of the decision unless the nature or circumstances surrounding the request changes profoundly. The subsequent application should describe these changes in full.

Areas of Exclusion

The Foundation generally will not provide grants to the following: organizations not determined to be tax-exempt under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code; individuals; government agencies; foreign NGO's; or organizations that subsist mainly on third party funding and have demonstrated no ability or expended little effort to attract private (i.e. non-governmental) funding.

Helpful Tips

  • Whenever possible, grant requests should be made using the Grant Application Form. If you are repeatedly unable to access the application, please review the note in the Instructions section above.

  • Prior to proceeding to the Online Grant Application, please make sure you have reviewed the Foundation's Guidelines to ensure that the application will receive the consideration that it deserves.

  • Applicants should be as concise as possible when responding to all grant application questions. It may be helpful to review the application first (or the information in this document), formulate responses, and then proceed to the Grant Application Form. Some find it helpful to type out responses in a separate word processing program and then copy that information directly into the appropriate places on the application.

  • If, during an on-line grant application session, time or other constraints preclude you from completing all sections of the application form and submitting your request, a "Save" feature is provided so that you may return to the application session at a later date. Required to perform the "Save" function is an email address and a self assigned password. You will receive an email from "Foundation Services LLC" [info @ fsllc.net] which will contain a reminder of your chosen password and a link back to your account and the application.