GRANTEE PORTAL

The DC Bar Foundation uses an online application and grants management system to manage all applications, reporting requirements, payments, and general records. Please note that we are transitioning the grants portal to a new grants management system for this fiscal year. We will contact grantees directly with instructions regarding reporting for this year and the FY22 grants application.

OVERVIEW ON HOW TO USE ONLINE SYSTEM

  • The online application and grants management system is located  here:  https://dcbarfoundation.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp

  • The system is compatible with all internet browsers and mobile-friendly.

  • To create an account, click “Register Here” on the login page of the main grantee portal and follow the instructions.

  • To access an existing account, log in.

  • If you forget your password, please click “Forgot Password?” on the login page of the main grantee portal and follow the instructions. If you are still having trouble, e-mail us at grants@dcbarfoundation.org.

HOW TO APPLY FOR GRANTS 

  • To start an application, you will need to log into the grants management system. On your dashboard, on the left-hand side, you will see “Funding Opportunities.” Click on this list to take you to the available applications.

  • After selecting a funding opportunity, Click on “Apply Now.” Before beginning an application, you must click “Save Draft.” This will register your application within the system.

  • To access an application you have begun or submitted, log in with the same username and password used to start or submit the application via the main portal: https://dcbarfoundation.smartsimple.com/s_Login.jsp. On the dashboard, under “My Applications,” you will have the opportunity to view which applications are “In Progress” or have been“ Submitted.”

  • If you’re applying for multiple grants, you can submit multiple applications for your organization under the same account or different accounts.

    • You can view all the applications that have been submitted under your organization when you visit the Organization’s Profile (on the left-hand side, click on “Grants”).

  • When completing the application:

    • Questions marked with a red asterisk are required. You will not be able to submit the application if the required fields are left blank.

    • To save your application but not exit it, press “Save Draft” at the bottom of any page.

    • To save and exit your application, press “Save Draft” at the bottom of any page. If you want a copy of what you have completed in the application so far, click on “Application Summary.”

    • You do not need to complete the tabs in order.

    • You will be able to review your application before submission.

    • After reviewing, make sure to hit “Submit.”

    • If you want to submit subsequent applications, click on the DCBF logo on the top left of your screen.