Rochester Area Common Application Form
Before using the Common Application Form (CAF) to apply for a grant, consult the list below to determine if the funder to whom you are applying accepts the form. In addition, other funders who do not require a particular format will usually accept the Common Application Form and it can prove a useful guide to a complete application. Please check the Grantmakers section of the current Guide to Grantmakers in the Rochester Area (Guide), or other grantmaker listing, to see if your project or program matches the interest of the funder(s) you wish to contact. Follow procedures for each funder as described below.
The CAF can be downloaded in rich text format (RTF) at no charge from the Grantmakers Forum of New York website, www.grantmakers.org/grantseekers.A diskette with the CAF can be purchased from the Grantmakers Forum of New York for $8. Mail a check payable to the Grantmakers Forum of New York to 919 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY 14618.
The funders listed below have agreed to accept the Common Application Form with the following requirements.
ABC Foundation, $5,000, (c): Omit items 3 and 4 for requests below $5,000; Call before applying.
XYZ Corporation, $1,000, (a, b): Omit items 3 and 4 for requests below $1,000. Send letter of inquiry before
applying. Requires additional information beyond the CAF.
The Smith Trust (b): Requires complete CAF for all proposals. Send letter of inquiry before applying.
The Rochester Area Common Application Form (CAF) was developed in 1999 by the Rochester Grantmakers Forum (RGF) and the Rochester Effectiveness Partnership (an evaluation program of RGF) to facilitate the application process for both grantmakers and grantseekers, and to focus on results. Grantmakers and grantseekers worked together to create it.
Advertising Council of Rochester (a, c; use short form for consultant, full form for community impact requests)
Birds Eye Foods Foundation (use short form for all requests)
ALSTOM Signaling Foundation, $5,000
American Wildlife Research Foundation
Ames-Amzalak Memorial Trust, $1,000
Bausch & Lomb Foundation, $5,000
Chase Pitkin Home and Garden, $500 (a, b)
Cornyn Foundation, $1,000
Charles & Mary Crossed Foundation
Delphi Automotive Systems, $1,000
Eastman Kodak Company, $10,000 (a)
Foundation for the Jewish Community, $10,000
Foundation of the Monroe County Bar, $5,000 (a)
Goldberg Berbeco Foundation (a; use short form for projects with total budget under $10,000, full form for all others)
Golisano Foundation, $2,500 (a)
Halcyon Hill Foundation, $5,000 (b)
HealthNow NY, (use short form for event underwriting under $1,000, full form for all other requests)
Daisy Marquis Jones Foundation, $6,000 (b)
KeyBank of New York, $10,000
Suzanne H. Lee Charitable Trust
Jack G. Lubelle Foundation
Oliver B. Merlyn Foundation
Rochester Female Charitable Society
Rochester Primary Care Network (for pre-selected applicants only)
Dorothea Haus Ross Foundation
Unity Health Foundation, $1000 (b)
Wegmans Food Markets, $1,000
Fred & Floy Willmott Foundation, $2,500 (proposal should be 1-sided and not bound or stapled)
M.C. and J.C. Wilson Foundation, $25,000 (c)
Women’s Foundation of Genesee Valley
Wyman-Potter Foundation (use short form for all requests; additional information may be requested)
Xerox Corporation, $2,500