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How To Apply

Step One – Determine if you are eligible to apply

If your answer is No to either of these questions you are not eligible to apply. Thank you for visiting our site.

If your answer is Yes to both questions, please proceed to Step Two.

Step Two – Submit a Letter of Inquiry

If you wish to apply for a grant and your request falls into a program area we fund, and you meet our grant eligibility requirements, please call 605-343-3141 or email to request instructions for submitting in our online grants management system.  We are no longer accepting letters of inquiry through the mail. 

Organizations are limited to 1 unsolicited grant request per 12 month period.  For current grantees, after required reports have been submitted and approved on current grant, the Foundation may consider future requests.  We respond as quickly as possible to all Letters of Inquiry and will provide direction on how to proceed at that time.  The entire process can take several months so consider this when submitting your Letter of Inquiry.  


Step Three – Grant Application

If your Letter of Inquiry is accepted, we will ask you to complete a grant application. Depending on the size or nature of the grant request and after careful review of the request, a site visit may be scheduled. Once the application has been reviewed by the John T. Vucurevich Foundation team, the application will move forward to the Board of Directors for consideration at their next meeting. Board meetings are held quarterly. You will be prompty notified of acceptance or denial of your grant application.