Apply Online

New Applicants

New Applicants must create an account. We suggest that you write down or save your password for future reference, as McAuley Ministries does not have access to your login information.

Applying For A Grant

Before you begin your online application, you will be prompted to enter your organization’s Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). Since McAuley Ministries only awards grants to tax-exempt organizations, you will not be able to access the applications without a Taxpayer Identification Number.

Once you enter the application, you will be asked to answer a series of questions. You will notice that each narrative section of the online application has a word limit. For your convenience, each section has a word counter and spell-check tool imbedded in the application.

There is also a tool for uploading the required attachments before submitting an application.

Required PDF Attachments:

  • Board of Directors list
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Determination Letter
  • Most recent audit
  • Project budget
  • Letters of endorsement or Memorandum of Understanding from your collaborators, if applicable
  • Your most recent IRS Form 990 (if the 990 is not posted to GuideStar).

If you do not have a required document, please attach a document to explain why you are unable to submit the information. We will contact you to discuss the implications for reviewing your application. You will also have an opportunity to upload one optional document (e.g. annual report, business plan, organizational chart, etc.) by clicking on the Attachments tab in the application.

We strongly recommend that you save your document by clicking on “Save and Finish Later.” You may access your in progress applications by clicking on the In Process link below. Once you have completed your application and attached the required documents, click “Review and Submit.” You will have an opportunity to review your materials before submitting your application. If any of the required elements is missing, you will be prompted to complete the relevant section or attach the required document(s) before moving forward.

After you submit the application, you will receive an email to confirm our receipt of your application.

Please do not submit a hard copy of your application to McAuley Ministries. If we have questions, or if we need additional information, we will contact you.

Outreach & Sustainability Grant Applications

Outreach grants range from $10,000 to $100,000. Sustainability grants range from $100,000 to $500,000. Grants may be awarded for up to three years. Proposals may be submitted at any time. Funding decisions are made twice per year:

  • Spring Cycle
  • Summer Cycle

Applicants are also welcome to call McAuley Ministries to discuss a proposal idea before beginning the formal grant application process.

Submit a Grant Application

 In Process & Previously Submitted Proposals & Reports

Once you have a McAuley Ministries account and you have started the application process, you will have the ability to save and finish applications that are in process, print your application by clicking the printer-friendly tool, review previous grant proposals that were submitted online, and fulfill your grant reporting requirements.

Access Your Applications & Reports

Renewal Grant Application

Organizations with an active grant or recently closed grant, and who are contemplating applying for a renewal grant are encouraged to call McAuley Ministries before beginning the formal application process. Consideration will be given to the status of project implementation, whether the organization provided timely project updates, and the results achieved or lessons learned from the most recent grant. If the executive director determines you are eligible for a renewal grant, you will be provided a link to the online application for renewal grants.

Major Grant Application

Major grants are $500,000 or more.  They may be awarded for up to five years. Major grants are awarded by invitation only and are targeted to fund specific areas of interest by McAuley Ministries. McAuley Ministries extends an invitation to organizations to apply for a major grant.  If you believe, you have a project that would be of interest to McAuley Ministries as a major grant, please call us to discuss your project. If your project meets the criteria for a major grant, you will be invited to submit a letter of inquiry, all letters will be reviewed in our October Board meeting, accepted letters will be invited to submit a full proposal which will be voted on in our Spring Board meeting.

Submit A Letter Of Inquiry

After review by the McAuley Ministries Board, applicants will be informed if they are invited to submit a full application. If you are invited to submit a full application, the McAuley Ministries executive director will forward the link to the online application for a major grant.

Visit Application Resources to Review a Tutorial of the Online Grant Application.

If you do not have the ability to submit an online application, please contact Marisol Valentin, executive director of McAuley Ministries, at 412-390-9124, or by email at

Application Resources