Application Procedures

How to Submit a Proposal

Step 1: Review the foundation’s guidelines and focus areas to determine if your request meets the eligibility criteria. If you are not sure if your request is aligned with the focus areas, please contact Eunice Valentine at evalentine@pfs-llc.net.

Step 2: Download the application overview for the Safety Net or Middle School Youth Success program areas before beginning to fill out the application. The application overview can help you prepare your answers to narrative questions and details the documents/attachments you’ll need to upload as part of the online application process.

Step 3If your request is aligned with the foundation’s focus areas, log in to the grants portal to begin the application submission process.

New Organization Registration Existing Organizations Log In

If you are not sure if you or your organization have an existing profile in the grants portal, or if you need to be added as a contact for an organization already in the portal, please contact Hollyann Vickers, Grants Manager, at hvickers@pfs-llc.net.

Step 4: Before beginning a new proposal, please review your Personal Profile and the Organization Profile to be sure we have the correct contact information and organization details.

Step 5: Access the new proposal by clicking the New Proposal icon. Please note: the New Proposal icon is only available during an open submission period. Once you open a new proposal, you will need to choose your program area from the Program Area drop down menu. Then, click ‘save draft’ at the bottom of the page to view the specific program area questions. 

  • We recommend drafting your responses in a word processing program (Microsoft Word, Google Docs, etc.) rather than directly in the online application form, particularly if several people will be working to complete the application.
  • Our system does not auto-save, so please be sure to click “save draft” at the bottom of the page periodically as you work.
  • Whenever exiting the portal, be sure to log out before closing the page or browser.

Step 6: After you have submitted an application, your request will be considered. You may view/print a submitted application, but will not be able to edit it. Whenever exiting the portal, be sure to log out before closing the page or browser.

A note about grant reports: If your organization has previously received a grant from the Crescent Porter Hale Foundation, the grant report is due either by the date in the grant agreement letter or at the time a new proposal is submitted, whichever comes first. New proposals submitted without a completed grant report are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed by the board.

Please review the FAQ page for answers to common questions regarding the online application process.

Should you have any questions or feedback during the application process, please email Hollyann Vickers, Grants Manager, at hvickers@pfs-llc.net.