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, Grant Review Committee and full Grant Award Committee. Decisions are made at each level, with the final decision resting with the full Committee. The review process covers about two and a half months, from the Grant Submission Deadline until the Committee meeting where the final decisions are made.

Notification of Grant Approved or Declined

Within two weeks of the Committee 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 any contingencies, if applicable.

  2. Grant Agreement, a legally-binding contract between the Fund and the grantee organization.

The original Grant Agreement must be signed, and returned (in hard copy) to MMF.

Grant Checks

Upon receipt of the required documentation, it takes up to two weeks to process a grant check. The grantee organization receives its check and a letter describing any further action to be taken. Grantees are notified that a Final Status Report is due one month after the end of the grant period.