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Application Process

Please watch our Helpful Hints video in order to make your application process as easy as possible.

  1. For new organizations, please watch our new user tutorial video and complete the new user login. The system is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Please use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari as your browser. Please note that if your organization does not fit giving guidelines, your user account may be declined.  Note: If the account owner for your organization changes:
    Option 1: Please create a NEW portal user account in our system and email info@cannonfoundation.org to alert our staff to change your grant ownership.
    Option 2: If you need to reuse the email address associated with the previous account owner, please contact us FIRST. We must make the updates for you. Contact us at info@cannonfoundation.org.


  2. Please call our office to discuss your project with a Program Officer.

  3. Submit the online grant application and all required documents as soon as they are completed.

**Notification of grant decisions will be sent to the applicant and Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director or President approximately 12 to 14 weeks after each deadline date.


Required Documents

  • Online Application – Complete the online application.

  • Project Budget – Complete the project budget in the online application. Quotes or estimates are encouraged and may be submitted in optional materials.

  • 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.

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

  • Audit Report – Provide the two most recent independent audit reports of the organization. If your organization does not have independent audits, then provide the two 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. 

  • 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.

  • Optional Materials – Additional descriptive materials may be submitted to supplement the application. Quotes or estimates are encouraged. Photos should portray the need for this project. All optional materials must be in one Word document or PDF file to upload.

Helpful Hints

  • The system is not compatible with Internet Explorer. Please use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari as your browser.

  • For grant writers: If you are submitting applications on behalf of multiple organizations, each organization must have its own registration/login with a unique username. You may use the same email address for each username.

  • If your organization has multiple logins, each user must have a unique email address.

  • The staff is available to guide your organization throughout the grant process. Contact with Directors is not encouraged.

Cannon Charitable Interests
Post Office Box 548
Concord, North Carolina 28026
704.786.8216