For Grant Seekers

The Joan and Tim Fenton Foundation Policies and Procedures

Charter: The Joan and Tim Fenton Foundation has been established to implement the charitable interests of the Joan and Tim Fenton family. The foundation has a broad spectrum of philanthropic interests and supports endeavors that:

  • Encourage and support the long-term preservation and enhancement of the quality of life of all humankind, especially of families and children;
  • Assist the disenfranchised of society, such as but not limited to, abused spouses and children, in order that they receive the full benefits of membership in society and fulfill their potential as human beings;
  • Promote medical research and the development of innovative medical technologies for saving lives and alleviating pain and suffering;
  • Promote the development of the arts, including art education in schools, assistance of promising young artists, and support of performing arts organizations;
  • Promote community development and security, adequate and affordable housing, and education and job training;
  • Promote law and order generally and provide youth with alternatives to gangs, crime and socially nonproductive behavior;
  • Protect and enhance the environment, preserve wild and open spaces, and promote development of parks and green spaces;
  • Promote the development of science, culture and recreation;
  • Promote world peace and unity through a greater understanding, tolerance and harmony among religious, national and ethnic groups;
  • Advance the programs at private and state universities and colleges that are consistent with the foundation’s charter; and,
  • Advance the mission of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in all its places.

All Foundation applications will be reviewed and screened to ensure that applications are appropriate within the foundation’s charter and are approved and in good standing with IRS 501(c)(3) requirements. Grant applications are reviewed by the foundation’s board of directors on a quarterly basis.

How to Submit a Grant Application

If you feel your organization’s grant request qualifies for the foundation’s consideration, please note the following:

Application Deadlines

Grant applications are reviewed by the foundation’s board of directors on a quarterly basis. For a grant to be reviewed in the first quarter, it must be received by Dec. 1 of the prior year; the second quarter deadline is March 1; third quarter deadline is June 1, and fourth quarter deadline is Sept. 1. It is not possible for applicants to make presentations at the board meetings.

All grant submissions must use the downloadable grant application below, with no expansion to the application form as it stands.