Grant Process Overview
In 2021, the Foundation is piloting an invitation only (no unsolicited grant applications) grant process in the focus areas of Environment and Health & Human Services. We are using a competitive grant process in the areas of Arts & Culture and Education.
The competitive grant process is outlined here:
Step 1: The first step is to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) before the appropriate deadline. Our Board of Directors will review your Letter of Inquiry and will contact you via email after the board meets to let you know whether you are invited to participate in the rest of the grant process. If you are invited, you will move onto Step 2.
Step 2: You will have approximately four weeks to submit additional information requested by Foundation. Our grant process varies depending on how recently and how many times we funded your organization in recent years. The additional information requested may take the form of a short (~5-page) grant proposal, questionnaire, and/or one-hour informal conference call. These details will be provided in your email invitation to participate.
Step 3: We may schedule a one-hour conference call for us to learn more about your program/organization and ask any questions.
Step 4: Board members read all of the information that you provide us, including a 1-2 page summary of anything new that we learned from our conference call with you. Program Officers attend foundation board meetings, answer board member questions, and share their learnings with board members.
Step 5: You will hear back from us, via email, within a few days after the board meets and awards grants. If you receive a grant award, your email will contain a grant agreement and a grant report outline (if applicable). In general, grants awards are paid out within one week of receiving your signed grant agreement.
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