Here is how you can obtain an IRS Determination Letter dated within the past five years:

Although the IRS does not re-issue new Determination Letters, you can obtain an “Affirmation Letter” by calling the IRS at 1-877-829-5500. (Press 1 for English; press 2 for questions about exempt organizations; then press 4 to verify status of exempt organizations.) The letter “affirms” your current tax-exempt status as of the date it was requested and can be submitted with your grant application in place of your original Determination Letter.

What’s the difference between a fiscal sponsor vs. a fiscal agent?

A fiscal sponsor is a nonprofit organization that agrees to take ownership of an entity or project that is not recognized as a public charity by the IRS, sharing its corporate and 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. A fiscal agent provides various administrative and/or accounting services for an entity or project, but does not take on legal ownership or liability.

Online Application

Do you need to retrieve your password from our online portal account?

Go to the Anschutz Family Foundation Grantee Log In page and click “Forgot Password?” Type in the email address used to create your account and click “Send Password.” A new temporary password will be issued and sent to your inbox (or it may also be in your spam folder).

Do you want to access an in-progress application?

The system sends a confirmation email each time you “save and finish later” that contains a link to access your application. You can also access the sign-in page from the “Grantee Login” link at the top of our website. 

Are you getting a blank white screen or an error message when trying to access your online application?

The most compatible browsers to use when accessing your online application are Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Safari. Google Chrome does not always play nice. In most cases, clearing your browser’s cache, including temporary internet files and cookies, then closing and re-launching the browser will fix most cookie-related error messages. 

How should you address your grant application cover letter?

        Ms. Sue Anschutz-Rodgers
        Chair and President
        Anschutz Family Foundation
        555 17th Street, Ste. 2400
        Denver, CO 80202

How can you be sure the Foundation has received your grant application?

You will receive an immediate email confirmation upon successful submission of your online application.

When will you next hear from the Foundation?

The grant application review process takes about four months. If we have any questions or need additional information, we will contact you by phone or email. Also, a site visit may be scheduled. Neither of these steps is an indication of funding. The Foundation will communicate a decision about your proposal by mail in late May for spring cycle applications or late November for fall cycle applications.