For additional questions about our grants programs or reports, please contact Emily Patteson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applying for Funding
- Individuals: The Foundation does not make grants to individuals. Scholarships are awarded by our partner schools and elderly care institutions. You should contact your institution’s financial aid office for all questions regarding receiving, renewing or transferring Lettie Pate Whitehead funds.
- Institutions not currently receiving Foundation support: The Foundation rarely adds new institutions to its grants program. For more information, contact Carrie Conway at email@example.com.
- Institutions currently receiving Foundation support: You must submit a grant request letter by Sept. 30 of each year to be considered for a grant in the coming year. Letters do not need to request a specific amount of funding but should provide a brief (no more than 2 pages) update on your institution. The letter should be submitted online but it does not appear automatically in our grantee portal. You must click this link to access the grant request letter.
We recommend that institutions review the conditions upon which our grants are made to ensure funds are awarded properly. Conditions statements are available here for educational institutions and here for elderly care institutions.
For elderly care institutions, we consider your quality of care, commitment to serving seniors with financial need, fiscal health and the strength of your leadership. Our investments are guided by an interest in supporting institutions that provide high-quality, compassionate care to individuals regardless of their financial means.
For all institutions, the Foundation values transparency and good stewardship. Institutions that fail to meet our eligibility and reporting requirements may see their funding decrease or may not receive further support. We also follow closely any institutions that are placed on SACS warning or probation.
Please note you may share grant portal login information with other staff so different departments can complete different requirements. However, they must log in with the credentials of the primary contact or they will be unable to see or submit requirements.
If you do not know your institution’s primary contact or the correct username, you may email Emily Patteson (firstname.lastname@example.org) for help.
Once you have logged in with the credentials of the primary contact, you must click the Requirements tab to see grant acceptance letters, scholarship reports, statistical reports or elderly care reports assigned to your institution. Typically, these requirements will be available in the grant portal in June of each year.
New grant request letters do not appear automatically in the portal. You must click this link to access this requirement.
If you open or start a requirement and exit the portal without submitting, you must return to the portal, click the Requirements tab and go to the dropdown menu on the right side of the screen. There, you can change the view to show “In Progress Requirements”.
Applicants from other schools may contact Jenny Morgan (email@example.com) or our current Fellow for details on our application process. Generally, we publicize the Fellowship in late fall and accept applications through mid-January. Interviews typically begin in February, and a final decision is made no later than April. Fellows start their appointment on August 1 and end on July 31 one year later.