The username is always an email address. If you are not sure what email address was used, contact the Primary Account Holder at the organization who can tell you the email address used for the username.
GMS allows multiple individuals within the organization to have login credentials. User accounts must be established by the Primary Account Holder. If the Primary Account Holder is unavailable, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with the organization’s name and the name and/or email of the impacted account along with a brief explanation of the assistance needed.
For security reasons, an email address can only be associated with one organization. Contract grant writers who work on online applications for multiple organizations will need to have a unique email address for each organization. In these cases, grant writers may want to consider creating free email accounts from a service like Gmail (e.g., grantwriter_organizationXYZ@gmail.com) or create generic email addresses at each organization (e.g. grantwriter@organizationXYZ.org) to use in GMS.
Contact email@example.com with the organization’s name and the name and/or email of the impacted account along with a brief explanation of the assistance needed.
We encourage you to talk to the media about your work. Additionally, we may refer reporters to you for comment. If you need advice or information about how to handle these requests or if reporters contact you with specific questions about Houston Endowment or why your project was funded, please direct those inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You are welcome to acknowledge grant support from Houston Endowment in your media activities. We would appreciate the opportunity to work with you on the language of that acknowledgment to help ensure that our grantmaking activities are represented accurately and consistently. Please contact your program officer or the communications staff in order to discuss.
Information on grantee reports, including due dates, is available in both the original contract and within GMS. After logging into GMS, navigate to the completed applications list toward the bottom middle and click on the word ‘Report.’ This page will list all reports and due dates for the grant. Refer to our Guide to Using GMS for detailed information on how to access and submit reports.
Log into GMS, navigate to the completed applications list toward the bottom middle and click on the word ‘Report.’ This page will list all reports and due dates for the grant. Click on the word ‘Edit’ for the report form. Complete the information requested, provide the optional attachments and then click ’Submit.’ Refer to our Guide to Using GMS for detailed information on how to access and submit reports.
GMS can accept the following kinds of document formats: .jpg, . jpeg, .gif, . tif, .tiff, .bmp, .rtf, .txt, .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .pdf.
Not all fields are required. An asterisk will indicate a required field.
Yes. The system allows you to copy and paste information from other documents, though advanced formatting (italics, bold, bullets, etc.) may not be preserved.
Many of the questions have suggested response lengths (e.g., two to three sentences), but the response boxes are not character-limited. Please try to be as concise as possible while answering the question completely.
No. After you begin a report, you may log out and log in as often as you need to. Be sure to save your changes before you log out.
Yes. Please provide the full written report via GMS.
Typically a payment cannot be made without the report submission. Please contact your program officer if you have concerns about being able to submit the required grantee report. The program officer will help determine appropriate next steps.
Please contact your program officer to discuss.
Please contact your program officer. After coming to agreement on the amount of funds to return, the check should be made payable to Houston Endowment Inc. and sent to:
Houston Endowment Inc.
Attention: Grant Team
600 Travis St., Suite 6400
Houston, TX 77002
Please include the following information with the check, all of which is available in the grant contract: grant purpose statement, grant approval date and total original grant amount.