The Trustees meet several times a year, and the Contributionship accepts and processes applications for grants throughout the year.
We prefer that applications be submited online. You can start the process by clicking on this link.
If you choose not to submit online: The Contributionship accepts the common grant application form of Delaware Valley Grantmakers Association.
Application also can be made by a letter, which describes and justifies the project. A budget and timetable is required as well as a strategy for securing funding. Financial commitment by a charity's trustees to a project is an important indicator for the Contributionship.
A financial statement for the latest year should accompany each application in addition to interim operating statements or budgets for future periods if appropriate. Evidence of tax-exempt status is required plus a list of officers and directors. Information about funds raised and whether the Board has committed any funds towards the project should also be included.
Applications will be carefully reviewed by the Trustees. If, in their judgment, the project falls within the framework of current priorities, more detailed information may be requested as well as a meeting or an on-site visit.
The Contributionship does not fund the costs or expenses of existing staff allocated to a project it is asked to support.
The recipient of a grant is expected to make periodic status reports as well as a detailed accounting of all disbursements at the conclusion of the project. You can submit you progress report online by clicking on this link.
Applications should be directed to:
Sandra L. McLean, Executive Director
The McLean Contributionship
945 Haverford Road
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania 19010
MCLEAN SCHEDULE FOR 2013
March 11, 2013
June 24, 2013
September 16, 2013
December 2013 (to be determined)
Applications have to be in at least six weeks before meeting date.