GETTING STARTED

We prefer that all applications be submitted through our online system.  Please contact Jackier@greaterwblfoundation.org if this is a problem for you.

For the best user experience when accessing our Online Grants Manager, we suggest using one of the following browsers: Google Chrome 14 or higher, Firefox 9 or higher, or Safari 4 or higher. We recommend that you do not use Internet Explorer as you may encounter some technical issues.

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THE APPLICATION

We prefer that you attach files in a PDF format (.pdf). We will also accept files in Microsoft Word (.doc or .docx) or Excel (.xls or .xlsx). Unacceptable formats include files with “exe”, “com”, “vbs”, and “bat” extensions.

All applications must be submitted by 11:59pm (CDT) on the day of the deadline. You will not be able to submit your application after that.

Yes, either before or during the selection process you may hear from the Foundation if we need additional information or clarification.

There are limits on the amount of text you can submit. You will see a character counter displayed below the entry field. This will actively tell you how many characters you have entered and will let you know when you are approaching the limit. You will not be able to save a draft of your application if you exceed the character limit. You are not required to reach the character limit!

No. At the bottom of the application is a “Save as Draft” button. We recommend you save your application often and before logging out. You can log in at a later time to continue working on your application. We recommend that you cut and paste your application answers after each question into a Word document to save as backup.

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ATTACHMENTS

There a few different reasons one may experience file upload issues:

  • File names – Remove extra periods or replace them with a dash or underscore character.
  • File size – Files that exceed the maximum file size limit will cause an error.

There are two ways to remove an uploaded file from an application:

  • Once the file has been uploaded a delete button will appear below the file name. Clicking Delete will remove the file.
  • To replace the file a new file can be uploaded in its place. Simply upload the correct form to the question and the old uploaded form will be erased.

 

The maximum size for all attachments varies. If your attachment is larger than the allotted space, please contact us for assistance at jackier@greaterwblfoundation.or or call (651) 408-5412.

You should give each file a name that identifies you and the type of required document it represents. For example, a file with your resume could be named “JaneDoe-resume2017”. Do not use any symbols except for a period or a dash, as symbols can interfere with the upload process.

For application questions that request an uploaded attachment, click the Browse button and then choose the desired document from your computer. The file name of the uploaded file will be indicated under the Browse button. Then save your application (button at the bottom of page). You may upload only one document per question.

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