When to Submit an Application
After reviewing our program areas and application guidelines, we encourage you to contact us to determine potential fit before submitting a Letter of Inquiry.
A Letter of Inquiry can be submitted at any time. The Foundation will typically notify you within four to six weeks if we are able to invite a Full Proposal. Grants are generally approved at Foundation board meetings in January, April, July, and October.
Who may apply?
- Organizations who file under the U.S.501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
Those who apply need to:
- Have a current financial audit or review conducted by an independent certified public accountant.
- Have support for the request from the organization’s President and/or CEO.
- In policy and practice not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran status.
We offer 2 types of support:
Programs we do not support:
Support is generally not provided directly to individuals or units of government, for religious activities (faith-based organizations may be eligible if they welcome and serve all members of the community regardless of religious belief), fundraising events, conferences or symposiums, debt/deficit relief or previously incurred obligations, or programs operated to benefit for-profit organizations.