If an organization applied for 501(c)(3) status but has yet to receive it, can the organization apply for a grant while waiting?

Does Crown Family Philanthropies (CFP) have a specific geographic focus?
CFP generally funds organizations within the Greater Chicago area (primarily Cook County). CFP also funds Jewish causes locally, programs that have national impact and programs in Israel. Note that applications from Israel are accepted by invitation only.

What is meant by “CFP will not accept unsolicited proposals from Israel?” Proposals from any organization outside of the United States should not be submitted and will be declined unless they were invited by CFP.