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GRANT GUIDELINES

As the philanthropic arm of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), the Foundation’s mission augments the purpose of every educational consultant’s work – to help children and young adults find the best possible choices for their education. By funding worthy programs that help the neediest students, the IECA Foundation extends the reach of IECA to community organizations helping families and students in need. Our work as consultants includes helping students of all ages and grades through college and graduate levels, as well as students with therapeutic needs.

Funding Eligibility

The IECA Foundation supports non-profit organizations, schools and other educational institutions that are eligible for funding. The Foundation does not support any program that discriminates on the basis of race, color, creed, sexual orientation or national origin.
Funds must be used exclusively for the purposes outlined in the grant application.

Deadlines for Submission

The IECA Foundation Board of Trustees meets to review grant applications in January and July. Applications for January must be received by November 15. Applications for July must be received by May 15. All proposals and supporting materials must be received by the deadline.

An evaluation of the funded project will be submitted to the Foundation within thirty days of completion of the funded program.

Apply for Grant FAQs

Our dollars serve students

FAQ’s

What programs do you fund?

We fund programs where our dollars will directly serve students.

What is your average grant?

Our average grant is $2500 - $5000.

What is the size of the organizations you fund?

We fund programs where our grants will make a meaningful difference to the success of the program.  Just as our grants are intended to help underserved students succeed, we welcome the opportunity to benefit under-noticed or newer organizations that share our goals.

Proposal requirements

The full proposal should not exceed five (5) pages of narrative, excluding appended materials, and should follow the outline below. The Cover Page and Proposal Narrative must be submitted in Word format. Other formats, including pdf, will not be accepted. Attachments, however, may be submitted in pdf format.

Funds must be used exclusively for the purposes outlined in the grant application.

References to the IECA Foundation will be made in recipient's promotional materials that list sponsoring organizations.

Emailed proposals are preferred: info@iecafoundation.org. Proposals may also be mailed to IECA Foundation, 3251 Old Lee Highway, Suite 510, Fairfax, Virginia 22030-1504.

Proposal Content

Cover Page (Must be submitted in Word format; pdf format not accepted)

Proposal Narrative
Required Attachments

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