See if your project and organization qualify. You can review grant approvals to get a sense of our types of funding and grant amounts.
If your proposal is a good fit for our funding, we will send information about our online application system and how to register and apply.
We have a two-stage process in our online application – a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) form and an Application Form. Applicants are notified shortly after the LOI is submitted that their request has or has not moved forward for a full Application.
To learn more about the information required in the forms, and our funding considerations:
We have four application cycles per year. The LOI form deadlines do not change (if the date falls on a weekend or holiday, the deadline for the LOI is the next business day). Deadlines for the Application form vary, but are set about 4 weeks after the LOI. Funding decisions are made at the end of the quarter and applicants are notified immediately.
We will provide the specific deadlines, decision dates, and more information in our instructions to invited applicants.
Foundation staff review the application materials before sending them to our board of trustees, which makes grant decisions at quarterly meetings. Staff will set a time with the applicant during the review period to discuss the application.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the Foundation after the Application is submitted if there are substantial updates or changes to the proposal or program.