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Partnership

Your organization is invited to complete this online application so that you may be considered as a candidate for our disability partnership program supporting children and families of children living with cerebral palsy. Upon completion of this application, the WithMerci Foundation will notify all recipients to further discuss the next steps in our funding decision.

 

In order to finalize your application, you will be asked to submit the following documentation:

  • IRS Determination Letter (certified 501(c)(3)

  • Signed and Dated W-9 Form

  • Board of Directors List

 

 

Before You Start:

The WithMerci Foundation provides advocate services and support to families of children with disabilities and special needs. Please note that currently WithMerci is ONLY providing funding to organizations that are legal entities in the United States. Requests from individuals or for individual support will not be considered for funding. The information provided below is designed to assist you in successfully completing the online application process. All submissions must be completed via the online application system, accessed at www.withmerci.org.

 

Organizations are only eligible to receive funding once a year. Funding is awarded only to organizations that attest that they do not discriminate by race, ethnicity, creed, religious affiliation, gender or national origin.

 

 

Funding is not awarded to:

  • Individuals

  • Advertising, ticket events or dinner programs

  • Political causes or candidates

  • Endowments or capital campaigns

  • Project Related Investments (PRIs)

 

 

Application Alignment:

The WithMerci Foundation follows the rules established by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for public foundations in the United States. Thus, applicants must be a legal entity (e.g. nonprofit organization, public or governmental entity, for-profit corporation doing charitable work, etc.) The WithMerci Foundation does not accept applications from individuals or for the direct support of an individual.

 

Are you a legal entity (e.g. nonprofit organization, public or governmental entity, for-profit corporation doing charitable work, etc.)?

 

Is the requesting entity a 501(c)(3) organization, such as a church, school, hospital, governmental unit, or publicly supported organization?

 

Do you have audited financials?

 

 

Selection Process

All proposals are reviewed by the WithMerci Board of Directors. The foundation Director may contact applicants with questions and request more information before presenting a summary of each proposal and a funding recommendation to the Board of Directors. As a part of the selection process, all organizations submitting for funding will be interviewed by the Board of Directors. Proposals are assessed based on:

  • Their alignment with the Foundation’s funding priorities;

  • The organization’s capacity to carry out the expected activities, projects and engagements to service those living with cerebral palsy;

  • How effectively the proposed activities can address an expressed need in the community; and

  • The likelihood of achieving measureable, positive impact.

 

The ultimate funding decision resides with the Board of Directors. Once a decision is made, applicants are generally notified within two weeks.