Grant Process Overview
In the areas of Arts & Culture, Education, and Health & Human Services we use a responsive grant process outlined below:
Step 1: Submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) before the deadline via our grants management system. We will contact you via email after the board meets to let you know next steps. If you are invited, you will move onto Step 2.
Step 2: The Foundation practices trust-based philanthropy. In lieu of a written grant proposal, a one-hour informal Zoom video call will be requested to learn more about your request and build our relationship. These details will be provided in your email invitation. We also request that you submit specific financial documents via our grants management system.
Step 3: The board reviews any information you provided and a short summary written by our staff.
Step 4: The board meets to award grants. You will hear back from us via email within a few days after the board meets. If you receive a grant award, you will be directed to our grants management system to sign an electronic grant agreement. In general, grant awards are paid out within one week of receiving your signed grant agreement.