MONAT GRATITUDE GRANTS PROGRAM

We’re investing in future generations of leaders!

Join MONAT Gratitude’s effort to invest in important educational resources that support the arts, music, entrepreneurship, and athletics in our communities around the world. Together, we’re changing lives! We believe in strengthening and investing in the nonprofits that are already part of our Market Partners’ lives and communities.

About MONAT Gratitude Grants Program

MONAT Gratitude is committed to ensuring children, families, and communities—regardless of race, nationality, or income—have the opportunity to thrive. Through MONAT Gratitude Grants, eligible registered nonprofit organizations working to enhance and enrich educational resources in the areas targeted by our pledge will have the opportunity to apply for grants to support their programs and services.

About MONAT Gratitude Grants Program

arts and culture, youth sports and recreation, and youth entrepreneurship.

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    Arts and Culture

    Support music and arts education programs for children in grades K–12.

  2. sports icon
    Youth Sports and Recreation

    Support youth sports programs in grades K–12 that inspire engagement and positively impact children in underserved communities.

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    Youth Entrepreneurship

    Support programs focused on providing opportunities for youth to explore entrepreneurship opportunities in K–12 after-school programs.

MONAT Gratitude provides single-year financial support grants ranging from $5,000 USD up to 20,000 USD per grantee.

Eligibility Requirements

All organizations must be registered as nonprofit organizations or charitable entities in the countries where they provide programming and services. In the USA, to be eligible for grant support, organizations must currently be recognized by the IRS as 501(c)(3) public charity or equivalent. All organizations that apply for support will be required to provide legal documentation of charitable status. Applications must be submitted only by individuals authorized by the organization to enter into legal agreements on behalf of the organization.

MONAT Gratitude does not award grants to any organization that discriminates on the basis of race, national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, family status, disability, or other characteristic protected by law.

    We do NOT support
  • Individual assistance (i.e., tuition, financial support, emergency aid, etc.)

  • Organizations not qualified as tax-exempt 501(c)(3)

  • Events, festivals, workshops, conferences or concerts

  • Capacity building, administrative expenses or operating deficits

  • Political candidates or campaigns

  • Lobbying or attempting to influence federal, state, or local legislation

  • Endowments (i.e., establishing an investment fund or a permanent, self-sustaining source of funding)

  • Capital requests (i.e., the purchase or renovation of buildings, vehicles, or technology)

Eligibility Requirements

Grant Application Process

Eligible registered nonprofit organizations will have the opportunity to apply for grants through the MONAT Gratitude grant portal. The opportunity to apply for these funds will open three times in the coming year, and funds will be distributed based on the grant applications received. Grant recipients will be notified by email after each application period closes and will also be announced via email and @MONATGratitudeOfficial social accounts. Only one grant will be awarded to a nonprofit organization per calendar year.

The Process

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Eligible charitable organizations will apply and register through the online MONAT Gratitude Portal. Everything from application submission to final grant reporting will take place within the portal.

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Submit the application. Applicants will provide detailed information about the program for which they are requesting support, including an essay about the program, formal documentation clearly reflecting the organization’s charitable status, detailed budgets, and impact reports.

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After submission, applicants will receive an autoresponder email confirming their application has been received. Once MONAT Gratitude receives all applications for a single grant period, Council Members will rigorously vet each application before making a recommendation to the Board of Directors. All applicants will be notified by email if they were approved or not approximately 6–8 weeks after each application period closes.

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If an organization’s application is approved, that organization must log into the grant portal to sign the grant agreement. They can also track the award details and requirements, and view the payment schedule in the portal.

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All organizations that receive funding will be required to share the great work achieved at the end of the grant period through photos, videos, and/or written testimonials and impact report. The final report will be submitted via the online portal. No further funding is available until the applicable final report is completed.

Applications will be accepted during the following windows*:

  • October 4–November 5, 2021
  • January 20–February 29, 2022
  • May 4–June 8, 2022

*Dates are subject to change and will be announced via email, website updates, and social media on all @MONATGratitudeofficial channels.

Questions?

Please contact our Gratitude Team at [email protected]