Application Process

1. Check Eligibility

Review our eligibility guidelines and funding priorities to see if your project and organization qualify.

2. Familiarize yourself with our funding areas

You can review recent grant approvals to get a sense of our types of funding and grant amounts.

3. Contact Us

Contact us with information about your proposal. Be prepared to discuss your organization, the purpose for which you want to apply, the difference it would make, your budget and funding plans, and how you will measure success.

4. Notification

If your proposal is a good fit for our funding, we will send information about our online application system and specific deadlines. 

5. Application Cycles

We have quarterly grant cycles, with decisions in March, June, September, and December. We recommend reaching out 1-2 cycles in advance as our waiting list fills up quickly.

To learn more about the information required in our application, and our funding considerations:

Application Instructions (PDF) (WORD)
Funding Considerations (PDF)
Nonprofit and Grant Writing Resource List (PDF)

6. Application Review

Foundation staff review the application materials after they are submitted. Applicants schedule a meeting to discuss the application, ask questions, and provide more information if necessary. Applicants are encouraged to contact the Foundation staff at any time during the review period if they have questions, substantial updates or changes to their proposal.

7. Funding Decisions

All applications are sent to our Board of Trustees, which makes the grant decisions. Applicants are notified within one week of the board’s decision.

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