Grant Making

Application Process – Online Submission

While The Parker Foundation has no application form to complete, a request for grant support must:

  1. In 3 pages or less (letterhead preferred):
    1. Describe the specific use proposed for the requested funds, including a description of the project or charitable use; the degree to which the project is beneficial to San Diego County; the number of individuals in San Diego County directly aided or affected by the project; and any other information which you may deem relevant.
    2. Describe the method by which the results of the project to be supported can be measured, and agree to provide The Parker Foundation, within six months of the grant payment, with a report on the measured outcome and results of the supported program.
    3. Describe other charitable organizations you partner with, outline other charitable organizations that provide similar services, if applicable (if so, how do you distinguish yourself from the other organizations), and describe source of clients.
    4. The grant request should be signed by the Executive Director.
  2. Provide (a) a detailed current budget of your organization, (b) a detailed budget for the specific project, including other sources of funding, whether committed, conditional or potential, (c) a copy of your most recent annual financial report (latest Audited Financial Statement preferred or pertinent pages from latest Form 990 if audit not applicable), (d) Balance Sheet (Assets/Liabilities) for the most recent quarter, and (e) Income Statement [an Income statement is also known as a Profit/Loss Statement] (Revenue/Expenses) from the end of the Annual Financial Report referenced in c. above, to the latest quarter.
  3. Provide a list of the Board of Directors.
  4. Include verification that the charitable organization requesting the grant is at present a charitable organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3) and California Revenue & Taxation Code Section 23701(d); a copy of each determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service and the Franchise Tax board must accompany the request (you can obtain an FTB Entity Status letter @
  5. Complete Grant Proposal Cover Sheet (pdf) (insert before narrative) Viewing and editing fillable PDFs works best using Google Chrome, and include as first page of proposal (in addition to completion of Application below.)

Parker Grant Application
Organization Information

Contact Information

Additional Information


Compile the Narrative (Grant Proposal Cover Sheet on top), following with the Supporting Documents, preferably in 1 PDF document.

A.  Narrative (should not exceed three pages- letterhead preferred)
  • Describe use of funds/project
  • Degree to which project is beneficial to San Diego
  • Number of persons affected
  • Provide method to support measurement of results
  • Agree to provide 6 month report
  • Describe your universe
  • Signed by Executive Director
B.  Supporting Documents
  • Grant Proposal Cover Sheet Completed (insert before narrative)
  • IRS 501(c)(3) letter & FTB 23701(d) letter
  • Board of Directors List
  • Budget for the Organization
  • Budget for the Project (include source of funding – committed, conditional or potential)
  • Annual Financial Report (Audited Financial Statement preferred)*
    Financial Statements:
    • Balance Sheet (Assets/Liabilities) for the most recent quarter, and
    • Income Statement [an Income statement is also known as a Profit/Loss Statement] (Revenue/Expenses) from the end of the Annual Financial Report referenced above, to the latest quarter.
    * If not available, provide pertinent pages from IRS Form 990
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The maximum file size that can be uploaded is 10MB (per document), with a total maximum size of 20MB for all documents.

If documents exceed the maximum file size, please send attachments via e-mail to:

When scanning documents, please scan in black and white to reduce the size of the files and include the completed Grant Proposal Cover Sheet.

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