What is meant by ‘organizational budgets’ and how do they differ from ‘financial statements’?

Organizational budgets refer to three consecutive years of revenue and expense statements:

  1. the actual statement from the preceding fiscal year
  2. a projected statement (budget) for the current fiscal year
  3. a projected statement (budget) for the fiscal year for which support is requested

We strongly recommend using our Excel template to create your statement, which indicates the format level of detail we generally like to see. However, we will accept other formats.

Financial statements refer to statements, often prepared by an accountant and sometimes audited, that reflect a more complete picture of an organization's financial details, including statements of activity, cash flow, balance sheets, and accompanying notes. Not every organization is required to have an audited financial statement, and it is not necessary for you to include one with your application, unless requested by the Fund Administrator.