Paper Applications

If submitting a paper application, please include a cover sheet and all required supporting materials. The cover sheet must be signed by the organization’s Executive Director and Board Chairperson. The application should describe the following in five pages or less:

  • A brief overview of your organization’s background and mission.
  • A detailed explanation of the need for the project.
  • The goals, objectives, and work plan for your project.
  • The population that will be served by your proposed efforts and the anticipated impact on the targeted population.
  • A description of your organization’s strategy for evaluating the project.
  • A description of your organization’s past experiences and successes in relation to this project.
  • A project timeline.
  • How the funds requested from the Hyde Family Foundations will be used.
  • A brief review of other area organizations providing similar services and any efforts to coordinate with these organizations.
  • An explanation of how this project corresponds with the Foundations’ program interests.
  • An explanation of why your organization is uniquely equipped to be successful, including a discussion of the qualifications of the organization’s Executive Director, Project Manager (if different from the ED), and any other staff members assigned to the project.

Please submit the following supporting materials:

  • The most recent audited financial statements (if required by law)
  • If not including your most recent audited financial statements, please attach a document explaining the reason for the omission.
  • A detailed project budget that includes amounts requested from and committed by other funders.
  • A copy of your organization’s current annual budget and the organization’s annual budget for the project year(s), if different.
  • A current list of your organization’s Board of Directors.
  • Any additional supplemental materials that may be relevant to the request (optional).

Please mail the paper application, supporting materials and cover sheet to:

Hyde Family Foundations
Attn: Lauren Jenkins
17 West Pontotoc Ave., Suite 200
Memphis, TN 38103