Application Procedures

How to Submit a Proposal

For your convenience, please download the full proposal overview that corresponds to the program area you will be applying under. The proposal overview outlines the information you will need and questions you’ll be asked in the online application.

Middle School Youth Success – Proposal Overview

Safety Net – Proposal Overview

Transitional Support – Proposal Overview

Step 1: If you believe your request meets the eligibility criteria as outlined in the grantmaking guidelines, register using the link below.

Registration for a Username and Password.

Step 2: Use your login information to access our online Grants Management Portal

Step 3: Once logged in, complete the following items:

  • Under Organization and Contact Information, complete the Organization Profile and Personal Profile.
  • Click the “New Proposals” icon to begin an application. Please note: the “New Proposals” 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 dropdown menu and click, “save draft.”
  • Be sure to save your work periodically, as the application form will not auto-save your work. Click “Submit” when complete. You may save an application in progress and return to it by clicking the “Current Proposals” icon on your home screen. Submitted applications cannot be edited.

Step 4: 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.

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.

Helpful Tips

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

We recommend working on your application in Word rather than in the online application form, particularly if you are working with several people to complete the application. Then, copy and paste your consolidated answers in the online application form and submit.

Should you have any questions or feedback during the application process, please email Hollyann Vickers, Grants Manager, at