Donor of Our Foundation
Board of Directors
Frequently Asked Questions
1. Are grants made to organizations outside Salisbury and Rowan County?
2. When are grants made?
Grants are made once each year during the spring. The application deadline is typically the third week in February. Decisions on grant applications are made in early May.
3. Who is eligible to apply for a grant?
Organizations and agencies in Salisbury and Rowan County that are certified as nonprofit according to the guidelines of the IRS and have been designated as 501(c)3 entities. Also eligible are government units, such as schools, and departments or divisions of governmental bodies.
4. What is the procedure for submitting an application?
The application will be available online beginning January 1st of each year.
To submit the application, follow the directions on the
page. Please complete each section of the application and submit it no later than the stated deadline.
5. What happens after a grant application is submitted?
Each grant application is reviewed by the Grants Committee, which is composed of members of the foundation’s board of directors. Once each application has been reviewed, the Grants Committee makes its recommendations to the full board of directors, which considers all applications before making a final decision. The board meets in April, after which grant applicants are notified by email of the board’s decision.
6. When are the grant funds distributed?
Grant funds are distributed upon notification to the foundation by completing the Request Funds Section on the grantee's dashboard. This indicates that the applicant is ready to receive funds, which are then requested to initiate the program or project.
7. Are reports required as to how the grant funds are being used?
Yes. During the year after a grant is awarded, the foundation requests a submitted report on how the project or program has fared.
8. What types of projects are not funded by the foundation?
The foundation does not fund programs, scholarships or projects by individuals, or those driven by individual churches or denominational organizations promoting a particular faith or theology.
9. Is there a minimum grant amount?
No. Grants have ranged from $900 to $1 million; however, most grants fall between $10,000 and $35,000. Challenge Grants are strongly encouraged.
10. Are Challenge Grants permitted?
Challenge Grants are permitted and strongly encouraged. However, no funds from The Blanche and Julian Robertson Family Foundation will be disbursed until challenge funds are secured and the amount is approved by The BJRFF Board.
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