Online application FAQs
Will you accept any paper or mailed applications for the Minneapolis/St. Paul Grant Program?
No. Please do not mail any grant requests. Only online invited applications will be reviewed. This process will ensure all grant requests can be reviewed and evaluated in a consistent manner.
I filled out my online application and saved it. When I tried to return to it to finish and submit it, the grant application form was blank. Is all my grant application information lost?
No. In most cases this is the result of clicking on a program link and starting a new application. Instead, close your browser if it is still open.
What should I do if I have an update to my submitted grant application?
If you have any type of application update or forgot something to include with your online submittal, simply e-mail toCommunity.ActionQA@genmills.com . In the subject line include your organization name. Indicate in the body of the email that you would like this information to be added to your already submitted online application. We will ensure this information is included with the submitted online application.
When I go to submit my grant application, I receive a red error message telling me that I have run out of characters. What should I do?
The field limits are generous but they do include spaces, please simply shorten the information you have attempted to provide in the field.
How do I get a copy of the online application form?
You will be able to print a copy at any time as you are filling out the online application form. Click on the Printer Friendly Version link located in the top right hand corner of each application page. Also, once your application has been submitted, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address that you used to create your online grant application account. The email will include a copy of your grant application but will not include a copy of attachments in this email.
Do I need to have cookies enabled on my internet browser?
Yes, the online application will place a cookie on your computer to enable the "Save and Finish Later" functionality. Please check with your own technical support to enable cookies if you receive an error message.
Do I have to complete my application in one online session?
No, as long as cookies are enabled, you can start the application and choose to “Save and Finish” at another time. Just click on the "Save and Finish Later" button located at the bottom of each application page.
Is my application automatically saved once I create an account?
No, your application is not saved automatically. To ensure no application data is lost, click on the "Save and Finish Later" button at the bottom of each application page.
How do I return to an incomplete application that I saved, but have not yet submitted?
Once you create an online grant application account, you will receive an e-mail notification that includes the e-mail address and password required to access your saved application. This e-mail will also include the web address of the Account Login page. Be sure that you have added Community.ActionQA@genmills.com to your safe-senders or safe-recipients list to receive important e-mails regarding your grant from us.
Can I upload any additional documents or provide to your grants committee information other than what is specifically requested on the application?
No, we require all Minneapolis/St. Paul Grant Program applicants to complete the online application exactly as requested. This process will ensure all grant requests can be reviewed and evaluated in a consistent manner.
How will I know you received my online application?
Once the application is completed online, you will need to click the "Review & Submit" button at the bottom of the last page of the application to submit your application electronically. Once your application has been submitted, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address that you used to create your online grant application account. The e-mail will include a copy of your grant application, but will not include a copy of attachments in this email.
What happens when I have completed my online application?
After your application is received, it will be reviewed, typically within 60 days, by the General Mills Foundation grants committee. There is no need to contact us to check that your online application has been received, as your confirmation e-mail is that receipt.
Our organization has worked with the online grant applications and set up a MyAccount (we aren’t registering a new account). What should I do if the e-mail address my nonprofit used to apply for grants has changed or that person has left our organization?
Send an e-mail to Community.ActionQA@genmills.com and be sure to include:
- Subject Line: Requesting MyAccount Transfer of E-mail Address
- Your organization name and your name, title, phone and e-mail
- The old e-mail address for the account
- The new e-mail address and password to be associated with the account
What should I do to notify you of contact and organization changes?
Maintaining current grantee contacts for our nonprofit partners is important to us. Please be sure to send an e-mail to Community.ActionQA@genmills.com regarding any of the following changes at your organization, using the subject line of: Organization Updates from [“your organization name”]:
- Executive director or primary contact staff change
- E-mail address or phone number update for executive director or primary contact
- Mailing address or website address change of your organization
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