Grant Application

Each year the Trustees will invite non-profit organizations they feel will qualify to apply. Unsolicited grant applications will be declined.

Once you have been invited to apply, click on the link below to download a saveable PDF grant application.

2018 Applicants – Reno/Tahoe – all 2018 grants have been committed, grant application process is closed.

2019 Applicants – Denver

2020 Applicants – Sacramento

2021 Applicants – Seattle (four-year cycle repeats)


The PDF Grant Application is fillable on screen, saveable, and the authorizing staff can sign with a digital signature if you have that capability.


The Odyssey Foundation Grant Application must be used by all prospective applicants.

The complete application including the attachments listed below may be e-mailed to:

The complete application may also be mailed to:

Eric Roberts, Vice-President
Odyssey Foundation
Ste E 496
6015 S Virginia St
Reno, NV 89502-6068

Inclusion 1: Evidence of Tax-Exempt Status

Application forms must be accompanied by the organization’s most recent determination letter from the Federal IRS, classifying the applicant organization as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

Inclusion 2: Financial Information

All applications must be accompanied by the organization’s most current financial statements, including balance sheet and profit and loss or income statement – audited, if possible.

Deadline for Submissions

The deadline for submission each year is July 1. Applicants may only file for one grant each year. In special situations early grants may be made before the deadline. Once the Foundation’s annual gift requirement has been met (for example through early grants made), no further applications will be accepted.

Notification of Applicants

All applicants will be notified by mail or by e-mail shortly after the July grant review meeting of Officers and Trustees. If an application has been denied, it will not be held over for future reconsideration; a new application must be submitted. Grant checks for approved requests will be mailed out to recipients in August.