Funding Application

Apply for a Grant from the Nationwide Foundation

Saving, rebuilding and enriching lives is what corporate giving is all about. Every day, we turn critical moments into powerful possibilities in places where our members, associates and agents live and work. It's another way we are helping people when it matters most.

Before you apply

The Nationwide Foundation only accepts funding applications through this website. Before you apply, see if your request meets our funding guidelines. Also, keep in mind that the following will not be considered:

  • Multiple grant proposals from one organization
  • Incomplete applications
  • Applications submitted without the use of the foundation’s online application program
  • Applications received after the deadline
  • Videos, albums or binders (cannot be returned)

Required documentation

If your organization meets our funding criteria, please have the following required information available before you begin your application to easily complete your application and not risk losing information.

  • Your organization's charitable tax ID number/EIN
  • List of funders from whom you have submitted a request and the status of each request (approved, pending or to be submitted)
  • W-9
  • IRS 501(c)(3) Letter of Determination
  • Operating budget
  • Names and addresses of your board of directors
  • Project/program budget if you’re submitting for a program, project or capital request
  • Your organization’s most recent audited financial statement

Applying for a grant

The Nationwide Foundation accepts applications for funding only via our online application. The deadline for submitting a 2017 grant application is Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at 11:59 p.m. EDT. No exceptions. Need technical assistance? Email us. Please note that technical assistance is provided during standard business hours (M-F 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EDT).

After you apply

After you submit a completed application, you'll receive an email from the Nationwide Foundation confirming your grant submission. Please make sure your email states that the grant was submitted and not merely saved. If you don't receive an email confirmation, your application was not properly submitted and you should email us to confirm that your grant application was received. Please keep your email confirmation as a record of proof that your application was submitted. 

Grant recipients will be notified by March 31, 2017.

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