The Foundation issues grants in June and December of each year.
- April 30 - June Grant Deadline
- October 31 - December Grant Deadline
General Grant Seeker Guidelines
The James B. And Lois R. Archer Charitable Foundation makes grants to qualified non-profit organizations through which a broad range of philanthropic purposes are furthered and supported in the areas of arts and culture, health and social services with an emphasis on child welfare. Grant awards are determined through a competitive application and review process requiring review and approval by the Foundation Board Of Directors.
- The Foundation awards grants awards in semi-annual cycles occurring in the summer and the winter. Applicants may not apply in any two consecutive grant cycles.
- Organizations are permitted to submit a request for multi-year funding of a project in a grant application, and a request for multi-year funding under a grant application is deemed to constitute as a single grant request by such organization. Nevertheless, no more than two consecutive year requests may approved for any organization. In the event that an organization’s grant requests are approved in two consecutive years, the recipient organization must skip two consecutive grant cycles (i.e., one (1) year) before resubmitting a request for an additional grant.
- Information regarding all grants made by the Foundation becomes a matter of public information and recipient organizations are encouraged to publically acknowledge the Foundation's support.
- The Foundation has adopted the Standard Forms Promulgated by the Funders Roundtable, which are referred to as "Standard Forms". These forms are for use in all application processes.
The Foundation generally awards grants with priority given to those applications that:
- Demonstrate the potential significant and long-term impact achieved by funding their program or project,
- Communicate a clear plan for timely implementation,
- Promote volunteer participation and citizen involvement,
- Address relevant issues and identify legitimate problems affecting the respective community in which such organization provides its programs an services,
- Demonstrate that the project cannot be accomplished without external funding, and
- Exhibit effective and resourceful fundraising practices, such as matching grants and contributions from other donors, benefiting both the organization and the community.