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Guidelines for Requesting Grants from IMF's Civic Program


Grant requests must be submitted between October 1 through December 31, 2016

Grant Decisions

The grant review committee meets during March-April and final decisions are communicated to applicants in May


In addition to nonprofit organizations registered as 501(c)3 under the US Internal Revenue Service code, other non-profit organizations will also be considered as potential grant recipients provided they can demonstrate non-profit status in the country where they are headquartered. All applications will be fully vetted by our grant review committee. Applicants must have established records of effective performance and sound financial management (as reflected, for example, in recent audited financial statements). Applicants must also agree to report to the IMF on their use of grants received from the IMF. Multiyear commitments cannot be made but organizations may reapply annually for grants.


Grants will not be given for capital projects such as construction or fundraising events, or to private individuals. Faith-based organizations that serve the poor are eligible to apply for grants provided that their services are open to all, without any religious qualification or conditions.


All requests should follow the Common Grant Application Format of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG)—see their website ( for details and advice on preparing grant applications. Please follow the prescribed order of items in the application form. Organizations that have previously received IMF grants should also attach a report evaluating the use of the grant. Please complete the checklist form and include it in your submission. Applicants should provide e-mails and telephone numbers for three references. If no such person is available, they should provide the name of a donor organization from which they have received funds. Applications and attachments should be submitted by e-mail to


If you have questions, please send them by e-mail to the IMF Giving Together at