As with any great adventure, there are a few rules and guidelines in place to ensure that we all get the most out of our journey. Read through the grant rules and guidelines below to get a feel for if applying for a grant is a good fit for you.
Are you a public charity currently registered as a 501(c)(3) organization? If you answered yes, you are off to a good start.
Are you a Supporting Organization or looking for funding for a feasibility study? That’s not quite in our wheelhouse. The Dana Brown Charitable Trust makes grants to organizations that will use their funds directly for the benefit of animals or children in the St. Louis Metro area.
Are you wondering how to get started? The first step is to submit a Letter of Intent. All potential grant recipients must first complete this requirement before being invited to submit a full grant application.
Are you wondering about deadlines? We have two grant cycles, Spring and Fall. The spring grant cycle is from January 1st, with a deadline of March 4th for the Letters of Intent. The fall grant cycle is July 1st, with a deadline of September 2nd for Letters of Intent. In both cycles, our grantmaking committee will meet within the month to review Letters of Intent and invite organizations to complete our full grant application. If invited, full grant applications begin April 1st with a deadline of May 13th for the Spring. Fall grant applications begin on October 1st and end on November 18th.
For more grant rules and guidelines, view our Frequently Asked Questions.