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Grant Applications

HJWL accepts grant applications once a year with the submission period opening in as early as November and closing in January the proceeding year. Once a grant application is received, a HJWL member from the Investigating Committee will take on the task of investigating the grant in detail. 


A member of HJWL will reach out to the organization's contact listed on the grant application to set up a time via phone or in person to answer additional questions about the grant request. The Investigating Committee reviews all grant requests received for the year and determines which grants will be awarded.


The total investigating process takes one to two months to complete. Organizations are notified late spring as to how much of their request has been awarded.


Qualifications for HJWL Grant Applications


Your organization must:

  • Directly benefit the children of the greater Holland area.

  • Be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. No exceptions.

  • If awarded a grant by HJWL the previous year, complete distribution forms must have been received by the deadline.

  • Complete the “Agency Profile” form.

  • Complete the  “Project Profile” form.

  • Complete the “Bid Sheet” for all requests.

  • Agree to return funds not used as stated in your application package to HJWL.

  • Agree not request funds to cover salaries, as we are unable to supply that need.  Funds must directly benefit the children of the greater Holland area.


*Please note the deadline to submit a grant request will be listed on the grant application. Any grant requests emailed or postmarked after the due date will not be considered. 


Please contact HJWL's Vice President with any questions about the grant process.



Apply for a HJWL Grant - 2024 Grant Application


Grant Recipients - Download HJWL Disbursement Form

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