The Imagine Learning Foundation("ILF") Signature Grant Program’s grant applications are due by March 29, 2024 at 11:59 PM PDT.
The application is comprised of four phases:
- Phase 1: Determine Eligibility in the Ineligible Organizations and Projects Section
- Phase 2: Submit Grant Application (for all eligible applicants)
- Phase 3: Application Evaluation by ILF
- Phase 4: Notifications and Awards (by ILF to Grantees)
The ILF accepts grant applications from eligible organizations on an annual basis. The 2024 grant application cycle will open on January 30, 2024 and close on March 29, 2024. Applications and all required documents must be properly submitted through the ILF Imagine Signature Grant Program online grant application portal and instructions provided in this guide.
The Imagine Signature Grant Program is a competitive grant program and open to eligible organizations throughout the United States. The ILF anticipates a high volume of applicants and may elect to close the application at any time at its discretion. All applications will undergo a thorough review and evaluation process by the board members and staff at the ILF.
The ILF will not accept nor respond to unsolicited meetings, telephone calls, emails or other communications and/or requests.
Grant Application Evaluation Process
Following the grant application deadline, all applications for the Imagine Signature Grant Program will undergo a thorough review by ILF, board members, and relevant staff. The review process will occur in April and May of 2024.
Grant Awards, Notifications and Payments
The Imagine Signature Grants Program anticipates awarding $400,000 or more in total grant awards to new and/or existing grantees with estimated grant awards, per grantee, in the range of $50,000 to $100,000. For further details, please reference the Imagine Signature Grant Program Guidelines.
All applicants (either awarded or declined) will be notified of the ILF’s decisions during July 2024 (subject to change). Notifications of the awards or declinations will be sent by way of written communication through email from the ILF. Some grantees may receive a phone call in advance of such written communication.
The awarded applicants will receive an EFT payment (preferred grant payment method) after notification of the award and completion of a grant agreement and financial forms. Any grantee who requires an alternate method of payment will submit such request to ILF for review.
Grant Announcements, Press Releases and Social Media
The ILF may elect to publicly announce the grant awards, grantees and the grant programs funded following the grant notifications. The ILF may elect to post these communications on a variety of channels including but not limited to the ILF website, the Imagine Learning corporate website, the Imagine Learning corporate social media channels, the Imagine Learning corporate communications newsletters and/or press releases, or other media channels. The ILF board staff will coordinate with the awarded grantees on such communications and announcements to obtain boilerplates, high-resolution logos, contact information, etc.