Application Process admin
The TSF Grant Program has been changed to a closed process for 2017.
Unsolicited applications are not accepted.
Well Qualified Charities must:
Be a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered with the IRS;
Have its primary service area located in the United States;
Have been fully operational for a minimum of five (5 years);
Provide its IRS Letter of Determination with EIN number; and
Fully meet the guidelines and the Mission Statement of the Tony Stewart Foundation.
What Categories are Not Eligible?
Churches or Church Groups
Marketing & Fundraising Expenses
Schools or School-based Programs
When are there Exceptions?
Capital Campaign expenses are seldom considered except on a case-by-case basis where there is strong evidence that the project has a direct impact for maximizing mission delivery;
Special Events are seldom funded through the main TSF Grants Program. Occasionally, the Board of Directors will make a “Board Grant” available for a truly unique event which directly benefits mission delivery;
Chapter Organizations are seldom considered except on a case-by-case basis.
What Makes a Strong TSF Grant Application?
A unique program or service OR a unique approach to providing services or programs which set the organization apart from others providing a similar mission;
At least 75% of total revenue is used directly for programs & services supporting the stated mission of the organization;
Measurable outcomes can be provided for stated program or services goals.
What is the Timeline for a TSF Grant Award?
Nominations will not be available in 2017;
Organizations, as identified by TSF, will be invited to submit the Full Application in July;
The Board of Directors meets in September to make Grant Award Decisions;
On or before October 20, the Grant Partner Organizations are notified of their awards;
On or before November 10, the Grant Partner Organizations receive their Award Packet with Grant Agreement;
On or before December 8, the TSF Grant Checks are issued.
The mission of the Tony Stewart Foundation is to provide grant funding to well-qualified organizations serving children who are critically ill or physically disabled; animals at-risk or endangered; and drivers injured in the sport of motor racing.
Well-qualified charities must (a) be a non-profit organization operating within the United States and classified as 501(c)(3); (b) provide its IRS Letter of Determination with EIN number; (c) have been fully operational a minimum of five (5) years; and (d) fully meet the guidelines & mission statement of The Tony Stewart Foundation. TSF does not provide funding to individuals.