Step 4: Grant Review and Notification

After you submit your application, the focus turns to the review process.

Grant Review

The application goes through a vetting process by the MMF staff, Application Review Committee and full Executive Council. Decisions are made at each level, with the final decision resting with the full Executive Council. The review process covers about two and a half months, from the Grant Submission Deadline until the Council meeting where the final decisions are made.

Notification of Grant Decision

Within two weeks of the Council meeting, prospective grantees are notified by letter of the decision on whether their application was approved or declined. Organizations whose applications are approved move forward in the grant process and receive two documents:

  1. Award letter, stating the amount awarded, grant period covered, and next steps in the process, including final status report due date.

  2. Grant Agreement, a legally-binding contract between the Fund and the grantee organization, including any contingencies, if applicable.

The original Grant Agreement must be signed and returned to MMF before a payment can be made.

Grant Checks

Upon receipt of the required documentation, it takes up to two weeks to process payment (typically via ACH).