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Grant Process

**Staff recommends beginning the inquiry process at least 90 days before an application deadline (March, June, September or December)

Step 1: For new and returning organizations, please login to your account.  You will first be prompted to update or add organization background.  Next, you will then complete a brief Inquiry Form. 

Video: How to Complete Organization Background

Video: How to Complete an Inquiry Form 

Step 2: Once the completed Inquiry Form is submitted, staff will be in touch within 30 days to schedule a phone call to discuss your project. During the call, staff will discuss the project need, timeline, other identified funding sources and expected outcomes.

Step 3: If eligible, the application link will become available once you have spoken to a program officer. 

Video: How to Access and Complete an Application

Step 4: Submit application and all required documents.  Application deadlines occur in March, June, September and December.

Video: How to Upload Documents

**Notification of grant decisions will be sent to the applicant and Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director or President approximately 90 days from application submission.


Required Application Documents

  • Online Application – Complete the online application.

  • Project Budget – Complete the project budget in the online application. Quotes or estimates are required.  Project Budget Sample

  • Organization Budget – Provide a current annual operating budget that includes both income and expenses for the organization.

  • Certification of Tax-Exempt Status – Provide a copy of the letter from the Internal Revenue Service indicating the tax-exempt status of the organization unless you are a Government agency. Churches must provide a denomination letter for the Charles A. Cannon Charitable Trust. Letter of Denomination Template

  • Governing Body – Provide a list of your governing Board members, including their experience relevant to the organization.

  • Audit Report – Provide the three most recent independent audit reports of the organization. If your organization does not have independent audits, then provide the three most recent fiscal year-end financial statements for the organization. Note: Please read your application carefully as some additional information may be required depending on the type of grant request. **Staff will need financial statements for the three most recent fiscal years.  
  • IRS Form 990 – Provide a copy of the organization’s most recent IRS Form 990. If your organization is not required to file a Form 990, upload a brief statement of that fact.

  • Additional Materials – Additional descriptive materials may be submitted to supplement the application. Quotes or estimates are required. Photos should portray the need for this project. 

Cannon Charitable Interests
Post Office Box 548
Concord, North Carolina 28026