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Grant Process

The Reser Family Foundation offers two Grant Programs:

  1. Fast Track Grant Program for requests under $12,500. This process is designed to provide streamlined access and support to organizations using a one-step application.

  2. The Reser Family Foundation Grant Program for requests from $12,500 to $50,000. This is a two stage grant process that starts with an organization submitting a letter of intent (LOI) online. After a review, approved organizations are invited to provide a full grant proposal. A site visit may be scheduled during the process.

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The Reser Family Foundation Online Grant Portal

The Reser Family Foundation Online Grant Portal compiles information and support materials to help streamline the grant process.

How it works

A grant applicant creates an account in the Online Grant Portal, and then logs on to that account to access the list of available grants and starts a new grant application. An application can be saved as a draft, and when you log on again it’s easy to return to that draft, make edits, and submit the application when ready.

Each account maintains a record of the application history that you can access at any time.

Once a grant is awarded, the Online Grant Portal allows grantees an easy way to see the status of their grant, check due dates, and submit electronic grant reports directly from their account.

Creating your online account

All applicants are required to create an account. We suggest creating your account well in advance of the grant deadline to avoid any last minute issues. At the time of registration you are required to enter the following information:

Once your account is set up, your account dashboard is displayed on screen every time you log in. From the dashboard, you can do the following:

A user account can only be connected to one organization at a time.

Helpful tips when applying

For the best user experience when accessing our Online Grant Portal, we suggest using one of the following browsers: Google Chrome 14 or higher, Firefox 9 or higher, or Safari 4 or higher. It is fine to use Internet Explorer, but you may encounter some minor technical issues.

Grants must be paid to a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit (including churches) or to a public entity, such as a town, public school, or state agency.

Grant Cycles

Reser Grant Timeline for all grant programs

Fast Track and Grant Request (LOI) Deadlines are February 1 and August 1 each year. Grant cycles occur twice a year, finishing in June and December. Learn more about our Grant Cycle Timeline here.

Grant Notification

Applicants will be notified via email by June and December of the Foundation’s decision each year. A grant agreement will be included in the notification to grant recipients.

Grant Reporting

Organizations receiving a grant have the responsibility of reporting on the use of the funds using the follow up Grant Report which is available on our Online Grant Portal. The Grant Report is due on the grant anniversary date.

How to Reach Us

Please use our Online Grant Portal to apply for a grant. If you have questions, please call 503.526.5716.

Unless initiated by the Foundation Director, personal communication with individual Foundation Trustees by representatives of the organization is not encouraged.

The Reser Family Foundation adopted a stated policy of nondiscrimination in regard to all persons, irrespective of their race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, gender expression, age, citizenship status, physical or mental ability, marital status, ancestry, disability, military obligations, or veteran’s status, or any other status protected by law, and compliance with all requirements of law and regulations.

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