How do I receive grants from DonorsTrust?
DonorsTrust grants are guided by the recommendation of our donor advisors. All groups receiving funds must be a 501(c)(3) public charity in good standing with the IRS. Further, we are likely to turn down grant requests to organizations that take more than 25% of annual revenues from government sources and/or that actively work to expand the size and scope of government. DonorsTrust does not accept unsolicited requests for grants.
Should I be pre-approved?
We do not offer a pre-approval, per se. New grantees are reviewed at the time a donor advisor requests a gift. If the organization meets the criteria noted above, the request is advanced to our Board of Directors for approval. Once approved, grantees stay on the “approved” list for three years, at which time they can be re-approved.
I received a grant from DonorsTrust. How do I thank the donor?
If the donor chose to share contact information with you in the grant transmittal letter or if it is from someone with whom you already know, please feel free to contact the donor. Some donors choose to give anonymously. While we can’t share further information if that is the choice the donor made, we are happy to send along a thank you note if you wish.
Note that any gift from DonorsTrust is just that – a gift from DonorsTrust, not the donor. No tax receipt should be provided to the donor recommending the grant as that donor’s tax deductible gift occurred when he or she contributed to the fund at DonorsTrust.
How do I update our contact information?
Use the Contact Us form to share that information with our team. Thank you for helping us to keep our records tidy!
I have a donor who may benefit from DonorsTrust. Do you accept donor referrals?
Absolutely. We are always eager to help you solve your donors’ problems, be it tax situation, donor intent concerns, planned giving questions, or concerns over privacy. Reach out to anyone on our team, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 703-535-3563.