It is the responsibility of each organization to register an email that is checked regularly. Grantees should update the Betterment Fund whenever responsible staff/volunteers, email addresses or other contact information has changed so we can keep our records up to date. All official communications from the Betterment Fund, including payment information, will go to the email address you provide.
Each grant is assigned to one of the trustees to be the grant’s Supervising Trustee. As noted below, his or her name and email address will be noted in your grant documents. Please contact your Supervising Trustse anytime you have a question about your grant.
After a grant is approved by the Betterment Fund, you will receive an email directing you to log into your account on the Betterment Fund online portal. There you can view details of your grant (grant amount, single year or multi-year grant, payment schedule, and required follow ups). You must also read and sign your grant agreement (the first online “ Follow Up”). The Grant Agreement lists your Supervising Trustee and any special conditions of the grant. Please don’t forget to fill out your payment information at the very bottom of the grant agreement for either a mailed paper check or direct deposit to your bank account. Lastly please make note of the reporting due dates under “Follow Ups”
In keeping with Mr. Bingham’s own practice, the Betterment Fund seeks no public recognition for grants except such publicity as may be helpful to the grantee organization in raising additional funds for the same project. A simple factual acknowledgement of the grant in the grantee organization’s publications is appropriate. In no case should the name of any individual trustee be publicized in connection with the grant.
The Fund trustees may occasionally share with outside organizations information about grant applications received and grants made. Accordingly, grant applicants and grantees should have no expectation of confidentiality regarding their submissions and reports to the Fund.