New reply from Tami Swoboda

We generally stick to 501(c)3's but have done a few grants with an Expenditure Responsibility Agreement – more work on our end but we weigh that against the benefit to the community. I've attached our Expenditure Responsibility Agreement form. Hope this helps!

Original Post by Heath Richmond

Grants to Co-Ops

Does anyone allow Co-Ops to apply for grants from your organization? Many of them are involved in community betterment projects or other activities that they do for the "public good" not just for members of the Co-Op.

If you do allow them, I would love to hear how you handle those requests.


Heath Richmond
Program & Evaluation Coordinator
Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois & Northeast Missouri