What are the qualifications to be able to submit a grant to the Do it Best Foundation?
In order to qualify to submit a grant request, requesting organizations must meet the following criteria:
- Be a non-profit organization with 501(c)(3) status
- Have a valid EIN (Employer Identification Number)
- Be based in or near the following locations: Sikeston, MO; Dixon, IL; Medina, OH; Waco, TX; Lexington, SC; Woodburn, OR; Montgomery, NY; Mesquite, NV; or Fort Wayne, IN
- Serve in one of four areas of focus: Health & Wellness, Youth Enrichment, The Arts, or The Community
Do I have to be a 501(c)(3) to receive funds?
Yes. The Do it Best Foundation only awards grants to nonprofit organizations that have 501(c)(3) status and meet the other criteria outlined above.
Why are grants only allowed from certain geographic locations?
The Do it Best Foundation focuses on awarding grants to organizations located in or near cities where the Do it Best corporate office and warehouses are located. Currently, these cities include the locations listed above.
My organization does not have an EIN. Can we still apply?
No. In order to be considered for a grant, nonprofit organizations must have an EIN and meet the other criteria outlined in Q1.
How often are grants approved? Is there a deadline to submit my grant?
Grants are reviewed twice a year in June and December. Grants received December 1 through May 31 will be reviewed during the June grant cycle while grants received June 1 through November 30 will be reviewed during the December grant cycle.
Will I be notified if my grant request is approved?
Yes. All grant applicants will receive a formal letter detailing whether or not their grant request was approved in full, approved partially, or denied. Grant writers should expect to receive this notification by the end of June or December depending on which cycle your request was reviewed.
Is there a limit to how much grant funds we can request?
No, there is no limit.
I see that I need to include how grant funds would be used. Are there any expenses not permitted to be included?
The Do it Best Foundation provides grant funds to complement or augment resources that will directly benefit those within the communities we serve. Expenses such as salaries and operational expenses do not support that intention and are not considered.
I have questions regarding a grant request I plan to submit. Who do I contact?
To submit questions regarding your request, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include your contact information in the body of your email.
I would like to donate to the Do it Best Foundation. How do I do that?
Donations may be made either by credit card or check. Please visit the donation page on this website to make your credit card donation or for information about donating via check.
My organization is planning a raffle to raise funds. How do I submit a request for a donation of an item or supplies to be included as a prize?
The Do it Best Foundation only provides financial assistance through grant funding and does not provide product donations or supplies to be used as prizes for raffles and auctions.