Occasionally one of CFNIL’s grant applications will request that you upload an external document (i.e. a quote for a budget item or a relevant report). These items should be uploaded as PDFs and may not exceed 5MB per file. We also limit the number of PDFs that you are able to upload, which means you may need to combine multiple PDFs into one document. If you are new to working with PDFs or do not have the software that will allow you to do this, we recommend the free, downloadable software PrimoPDF. Below you will find instructions with screen shots to help you download and use this free tool to help you complete your application.

Reducing the File Size of a PDF

  1. Download free PrimoPDF software at PrimoPDF.com. Follow the installation instructions.
  2. Once PrimoPDF is downloaded and installed, open the document you need to shrink and click “Print”.
  3. Choose “PrimoPDF” as your printer and click “Printer Properties”.
  4. Click “Advanced”.
  5. Under “Graphic – Print Quality”, choose a DPI between 10 and 300 to shrink the file size.
  6. Click “Print”.
  7. When the PrimoPDF box appears, click “Create PDF”. It will give you the option to save the file where you like.
  8. Once you click “Save”, it will create a new PDF with a smaller file size.

Combining Multiple PDFs into One Document

  1. Download the free PrimoPDF software at PrimoPDF.com. Follow the installation instructions.
  2. Once downloaded and installed, open the first document you want combined and click “Print”.
  3. Choose “PrimoPDF” as your printer and click “Print”.
  4. When the PrimoPDF box appears, click “Create PDF”. It will give you the option to save the file.
  5. Open the next document to combine with the first and click “Print”.
  6. Choose “PrimoPDF” as your printer and click “Print”.
  7. When the PrimoPDF box appears click “Create PDF”.
  8. Like the first time, it will give you the option to save the file. Instead of saving as a new document, find and select the first document you created.
  9. Click “Save” and then click “Append” on the box that appears. The first document will now include both the first document and the second document. The order within the file mirrors the order in which you saved the documents.
  10. Repeat the process to add additional documents.

Online Application

Deadlines

The online application must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. on the deadline date.  Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.

 

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