To help determine if a grant request is the type normally considered by the foundation, prior to submitting a formal Request for Grant, the foundation requests applicants to send a preliminary letter of one to two pages in length which describes:
Normally, a response to a letter of intent will be received within approximately 4 to 6 weeks.
Please submit your letter of intent via email whenever possible.
A letter on the organization’s letterhead stationary containing the information listed below is fine.
No special form is required.
The Foundation Board meets quarterly to make decisions on grant applications. The meetings normally take place in August/September, November/December, February/March and May/June. Grant applications must be postmarked on or before the dates listed below in order to be considered at the corresponding meetings. Grant applications post-marked after the deadline will be considered at the following Board meeting except in special circumstances.
DEADLINE: July 1
BOARD MEETING: August/September
GRANTS ISSUED BY: October 31
DEADLINE: October 1
BOARD MEETING: November/December
GRANTS ISSUED BY: January 30
DEADLINE: January 1
BOARD MEETING: February/March
GRANTS ISSUED BY: April 30
DEADLINE: April 1
BOARD MEETING: May/June
GRANTS ISSUED BY: July 31
The Foundation generally limits an organization to one grant every 18 months.