Please review all of the steps listed below before you begin. These steps apply to THE CANNON FOUNDATION, the CHARLES A. CANNON CHARITABLE TRUSTS (designated beneficiaries only) and the MARIAM AND ROBERT HAYES CHARITABLE TRUST (invited beneficiaries only) and to both new and returning grantees.
Step 1: Complete the Qualification Assessment.
Note: Returning grantees must also complete this step in order to access the online Request for Application form to initiate a new grant request.
Step 2: Complete and submit an online Request for Application (RFA) form. RFA forms are accepted on a rolling basis up until the NEW RFA deadline. RFA forms provide staff preliminary information about your organization and proposed request.
Note: New grantees will need to create a login account to access this form. See Login Instructions.
Step 3: After you submit the Request for Application form, Cannon Charitable Interests staff will review it and respond by email to the organization's CEO and other contacts you provide. If staff review determines that the project fits within guidelines, then the link to the online Grant Application will be provided. The staff review process may take several business days.
Step 4: Submit the online Grant Application and upload Required Documents by the grant deadline.
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Each of the entities that make up the Cannon Charitable Interests has its own distinct requirements for qualification. Familiarize yourself with the types of projects typically undertaken by THE CANNON FOUNDATION, and the specific restrictions regarding beneficiaries within the CHARLES A. CANNON CHARITABLE TRUSTS. The MARIAM AND ROBERT HAYES CHARITABLE TRUST does not accept unsolicited requests.
Before applying, all grantseekers (new and returning) must complete the online Qualification Assessment.
The Cannon Charitable Interests respects the value of your time. Please carefully consider the responses that you receive from the Qualification Assessment to determine if you should proceed to the online Request for Application form.
Answer a few simple questions about your organization and the proposed request and then you should be able to proceed to the Request for Application form.
There are four grant cycles per year. Deadlines are:
Request for Application forms are accepted on a rolling basis but must be submitted no later than the close of business on the dates listed above. Final Grant Applications must be submitted by the close of business on the dates listed above. When these deadlines fall on a weekend or holiday, the deadline moves out to the next business day.
Notification of grant decisions will be emailed to the applicant approximately 10 to 12 weeks after each deadline date. Grant notifications are normally sent only to the organization’s Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director or President. Please be sure to include that person’s name, address and phone number in the application.
Organizations applying for the first time will be required to create a new account to access the Request for Application form. Do not create more than one account per organization. If multiple persons will need access to the account, please share the email address and password.
Returning applicants may log in to our online system with their email address and password to access an existing application, complete an application in progress, or to submit interim or final reports for awarded grants. Returning grantees will also need to go through the Qualification Assessment for new project requests in order to get access to the Request for Application form.
If you have requested a password reset, please also check your spam/junk mail folder. If your password continues to fail, then email Cannon Charitable Interests staff at email@example.com to request a new password.
The Cannon Charitable Interests were created to continue the philanthropy of Charles A. Cannon. The Cannon Charitable Interests include a foundation and three separate charitable trusts. Each has its own guidelines for eligibility.