Summary proposals in the form attached will be due by November 1 seeking a grant award during the following year. Awards may be multi-year amounts, but one time awards will be favored. Descriptions of the proposed project should be outlined with sufficient detail to enable the Foundation to determine whether the proposal meets its criteria.
The formal application is available for downloading here as an Acrobat .pdf file for review and use if the summary is chosen.
The Foundation will select from the summary proposals those meeting the Foundation criteria. Chosen organizations will be asked to submit a formal application as attached to this website. The deadline for such formal applications shall be February 1 of the year in which the grant is sought.
The Foundation will then select the successful applications and grants will be awarded by April 1 for the current grant year.
Because Mr. and Mrs. Driskill were deeply concerned about excessive overhead in the operation of charities, applicants will be expected to limit pure overhead expenses in connection with a grant project. While the upper limit for consideration is ten percent (10%) of the total grant, the Foundation encourages even lower amounts to be spent on overhead. This requirement of limiting overhead expenses reflects the Founders’ philosophy.
The other condition for applicants will be to submit at the end of a one (1) year grant or at least once a year for a multi-year grant a summary of the work done, its progress and the status of research enabled by the grant. These reports may lead to additional grants and will create a history of the work made possible by the Foundation.