The Gordon Charter Foundation was founded in November 2009, while the history of the Foundation is relatively short, the Trustees of the Foundation have been involved in the foundation world for decades.

Grantmaking and Application Process

The Gordon Charter Foundation has guidelines for making grants to worthy charities. Please read and understand these guidelines prior to filling out an LOI.

For applicants wishing to be considered for a grant after August 29, 2019, EVEN IF YOU HAVE BEEN FUNDED PREVIOUSLY, you will need to go to our new grants management system and set up and user ID and password by creating your organization on our new site.

Please read the Grant Application Process to understand it better and see if you qualify. Organizations who qualify and wishing to apply for a grant must follow the process as outlined below, submitting all information and forms through our online application portal.

All work and forms will be in your portal and available when appropriate. You will also be notified by emails if you are due or late.



New Grant Application Process

1. The first step will be to fill out an LOI in our online portal. Dependent on your response, you will be sent an email with either a link to complete a full grant application, or notice that you are not eligible to apply at this time.

Online Portal


2. LOI applicants who are approved will be sent an email stating that a link is open to a current year’s grant application. Your same login credentials used to complete the LOI will be used to access the grant application in your online portal.

All applications must be accompanied by the required uploaded documents. This includes a workbook that must be filled in and uploaded into the appropriate application upload field. Download our financial Workbook Here, and complete both worksheets and upload in the application portal when completed. Many questions will prepopulate into your application and you only need to fill in the required new fields. This is where you can expand on your answers.

Workbook Download

3. Applicants selected to receive grants will be asked to confirm receipt of the funds received, through your portal. You will be asked to verify that your tax status remains unchanged and sign a grant agreement.

4. All applicants receiving grants will be asked to provide follow up reports annually for multi year grants and once for one time grants within one year of the grant date. Grantees can submit this report when the funds are used no later than one year after receipt of a grant. Please describing in your report:

  • How the funds were used.
  • The impact this grant made.
  • The changes experienced from this grant.

All forms and grant history will be in your portal history.

Remember to apply early each quarter as our Board agendas fill up quickly and you will be pushed to the next quarter if you complete and submit your application after  our agenda quota is full.