How to Request Funds

October 2017:  The McElroy Trust is introducing a new portal for online grant request submission.   (We’re working hard to keep it simple!)


Review eligibility guidelines before beginning your Letter of Intent.

Complete the online Letter of Intent All organizations considering seeking funding from the R.J. McElroy Trust are asked to complete the Letter of Intent.  (You’ll need to create an account first.)

Preview the questions you’ll be asked in the system:  LOI and Application

Once we review your letter of intent, you’ll be invited to submit an application or we will provide feedback about your request.  Don’t worry, the application will still be simple and short, like our old one-page format.

If you have questions or wonder if the Letter of Intent is right for your project, you’re welcome to call 319-287-9102 or contact us online We’re happy to offer some friendly advice before you even get started.


Letters of Intent and Applications may be submitted at any time.  (That means we don’t have any deadlines!)

Applications will be reviewed at the next meeting of the McElroy Trust Board (as long as it’s received at least two weeks prior to the meeting).  The McElroy Trust Board will review applications in March, June, September and December 2018. 

If your project needs a quick turn around, please call the McElroy Trust 319-287-9102 to see if  the Trust is able to accommodate your timeline.