How To Use and Complete the Application Form

  • Eligibility Quiz

  • Application Deadline

  • Multiple Projects

  • Application Instructions

  • E-mailing Your Application to Colleagues

  • Attaching Documents

  • Submitting Your Application

Eligibility Quiz

Every year your application will start with an Eligibility Quiz. The quiz will route you to the correct form and help you determine if your project focus fits within our priorities. At the end of the quiz you may receive the message “Your responses to the quiz questions have indicated that your proposal most likely does not meet our guidelines.” If you feel you have received this response in error you can contact us with questions.

Application Deadline

Our submission deadline is December 1st of each year. The online applications are open between September 1st and our December 1st deadline. You are welcome to review our process and look at the PDF versions of our application forms at any time. These are for viewing and preparing only. Please DO NOT fill out to mail or e-mail to us. They will not be accepted.

Multiple Projects

Submit only ONE application. You may have various projects that you would like the Foundation to review. Or perhaps you would want to give us the opportunity to choose. Example: development of literature in various languages, or support of several publishing houses in different countries. Multiple projects must be combined into one application. Staff would be happy to discuss your proposal with you. If you would like to give information regarding more than one project, please clearly name and list each project and combine the separate information for each of them into one document or text box for each question in the application form. Some examples – in your executive summary include the “project title” for each project and tell us why you are including multiple projects. When you attach the budget, be sure it clearly details the separate budget for each project under separate project name headings. If you act as a Fiscal Sponsor, you may submit one application for your own project and one application for each overseas organization for which you serve as Sponsor.

Application Instructions

  • At the top and bottom of each page there is a “Save and Finish Later” button. Please take advantage of this important option and save your work as you complete each page. You will be taken back to your “My Account” page where you will simply click on your application to re-open it. DO NOT use the “Submit” button at the end until your application is completely finished and ready to send to us. You cannot add to or change your application after it has been submitted.
  • Some application questions are marked with an asterisk or diamond. These fields are required. You will not be able to submit the application until they are filled in. You can save the application and add items later.
  • If you have submitted a prior application, some of the fields in the new application will be automatically filled in with the information from your prior application. If there have been changes, you will need to update. Pay particular attention to addresses, contact information, etc.
  • Beside some of the larger text fields you will see a red check mark which you can click to spell check the text in that box.
  • Some fields, such as phone numbers, ask you to “verify” information (or enter it twice) to ensure there are no errors in your entry.
  • Text from your existing documents can be copied and pasted into the application text boxes. If you are transferring a large block of text, you may find it exceeds the maximum number of characters permitted in that box and will have to be edited.
  • Simple formatting of the text transfers more clearly. Avoid automatic bullets and numbering. Manual formatting using dashes and asterisks is best.
  • We recommend that you review your application and print it out as a guide for gathering the information you might need. Simply click on the “Review My Application” button or “Printer-Friendly Version” button located at the top of each page.
  • After each session of working on your application you must “Logout” of the “My Account” page using the “Logout” button located on the top right of the page.

E-mailing Your Application to Colleagues

If you need information from a colleague to complete your application, you can e-mail them a draft for their review. There is a button at the top of each page for this feature. If you would like them to complete a portion of the application themselves, simply provide them with your username and password so they can also login and complete some of the questions. Be sure to let them know how to “save” the application and “log out” of the account when they have added their information. When your application is finished and does not require any more additions or reviews, use the “Submit” button at the end of the application form to send it to the Foundation. DO NOT email the application to Tyndale House Foundation.

Attaching Documents

On each page there are opportunities for you to attach documents. To upload attachments, click on the “Browse” button to find and select the document in your digital files you want to upload. Then click on the “Upload” button; the file name of your attached document will appear. If you chose the wrong document to attach, you can click “Remove” and browse for a new document. Note: total capacity for all attachments is 50 MB.

This attachment feature IS NOT to be used to attach your proposal. In order for your information to be posted into your request record in our database, the information needs to be entered into the answer field boxes of the application. In this way it is transferred directly into our data base fields and become a part of your proposal record which is easily accessible to staff and board. The attachments are supplemental information that we open and review separately.

Submitting Your Application

When you have completed your application, choose the “Review & Submit” button at the end of the last page. This will allow you to review it one last time and make changes. Then choose the “Submit” button. This closes your application and you can no longer add any information or attachments. When we receive it the account holder will receive notification. Please save and print this “notification of submission” email. If this e-mail is not received within six hours after making sure you have whitelisted us, contact us.

  • Frequently Asked Questions

Can I submit my application any time?

No! Our submission deadline is December 1st of each year. The online applications are open between September 1st and our December 1st deadline. You are welcome to review our process and look at the PDF versions of our application forms at any time. These are for viewing and preparing only. Please DO NOT fill out to mail or e-mail to us. They will not be accepted.

What is the deadline for submitting grant applications?

December 1st of each year is the deadline for applications to be considered the upcoming spring

Can I submit more than one application?

Submit only ONE application. Multiple projects must be combined into one application. Staff would be happy to discuss your application with you. If you would like to give information regarding more than one project, please clearly name and list each project and combine the separate information for each of them into one document or text box for each question in the application form. Some examples – in your executive summary include the “project title” for each project and tell us why you are including multiple projects. When you attach the budget, be sure it clearly details the budget for each project under separate project name headings. . If you act as a Fiscal Sponsor, you may submit one application for your own project and one application for each overseas organization for which you serve as Sponsor.

How much should I ask for?

The sizes of our grants vary widely. If you are new to us, or are a beginning ministry, we might consider a $5,000 to $10,000 gift as we get to know each other. If we have been working with you for many years and your project is specifically within our interest areas, we might make a grant of $50,000 or more. The bulk of our grant making falls in the range of $10,000 to $25,000.

What do I do if all the required documents are not ready by December 1st?

In some cases your annual report, audit or financial statements may not be available by the December 1st deadline. In each case, attach a word document to the appropriate application question noting when it will be ready. When it is available, email it to us with an explanation that it is a “late” attachment to be added to your proposal. The email should clearly state your organization name, project title and application ID#.

Is my information secure?

We are committed to protecting your information. All data transferred over the Internet is encrypted to maintain confidentiality. Any communication with web servers uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption. Data transfer involving File Transfer Protocol (FTP) uses file level encryption technology. A firewall is also configured to deny all traffic that is not explicitly allowed. An intrusion detection system monitors external traffic coming into any production network. System administration occurs over an encrypted tunnel.

What is your Privacy Policy?

Information we receive in grant applications and follow up reports is viewed by Tyndale House Foundation staff, technical support and board members only. We do not share your applications or follow up reports with outside parties.

How much data is 50 Megabytes?

This is the total document size of all attachments combined you can submit with your application. It would include your financial statement, audit statement, annual report, staff information, and any other information you would want to attach. Fifty Megabytes (MB) is equal to 51,200 Kilobytes (KB). If you don’t know the sizes of the files you want to attach you can right click on the file name in your directory, choose properties, and the file size will be displayed.