Application Procedures

Submission Deadlines

Applications and reports are due February 28, 2018

How to Apply

To be eligible for grant consideration, organizations must receive an invitation from a current foundation trustee in order to submit an application.

The foundation only accepts applications through its online grants management portal.  The foundation trustee who has invited you to apply will send you the web link to the portal. You may also contact grants manager, Jessica Sutton, (jsutton@pfs-llc.net or 415-561-6540 x238) for any questions about the online portal.

In preparation for submitting your application, we encourage you to compose the proposal in Microsoft Word and, once it is ready, copy and paste content directly in to the foundation’s online application. The application questions can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

If your organization has received funding from the Winifred Johnson Clive Foundation within the past 14 months and you have received an invitation to reapply from a Foundation trustee, please submit a renewal application rather than beginning a new proposal.

Current Grantees: Visit the Reporting Procedures page for instructions on how to reapply for funding.

New Applicants:

Step 1: Review the full application including which documents/attachments you will need to upload as part of the process. Draft your application in a word document to review with your trustee before submitting your application online. Download the Application Template before beginning the application to make sure you have all the information you need.

Step 2: Register online using the link provided by your trustee

Step 3: Once logged in, complete the following items:

  • Complete the Organization Profile and the Personal Profile, found under the Organization and Contact Information section.
  • Click the “New Proposals” icon to begin an application.
  • Be sure to save your work periodically, as the application form will not auto-save your work. You may save an application in progress and return to it by clicking the “Current Proposals” icon on your home screen.
  • Click “Submit” when complete. Submitted applications cannot be edited.

Step 4:  After you have submitted an application, your request will be considered. You may view/print a submitted application, but will not be able to edit it.

Note: Any draft applications remaining in the system after the application deadline has passed will not be saved.

The Foundation’s goal is to make the grant process as manageable as possible for prospective grantees. Please direct technical questions and feedback about the application process to Jessica Sutton, Grants Manager, at (415) 561-6540 ext. 238 or jsutton@pfs-llc.net.