Application Process 2018-01-12T00:21:46+00:00

The 2018 TSF Grant Program will be announced in late March or early April.

Unsolicited applications are not accepted.

Application Process

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?

  • Administrative Expenses
  • Churches or Church Groups
  • Individuals
  • Marketing & Fundraising Expenses
  • Political Organizations
  • Religious-based Organizations
  • 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 be available on or after April 2, 2018;

  • Organizations, as identified by TSF, will be invited to submit the Full Application in June;

  • The Board of Directors meets in September to make Grant Award Decisions;

  • On or before October 22, the Grant Partner Organizations are notified of their awards;

  • On or before November 12, the Grant Partner Organizations receive their Award Packet with Grant Agreement;

  • On or before December 10, the TSF Grant Checks are issued.

Mission Statement

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.