Application Procedures

Before May 1 of the year, submit a thorough request outlining the project or proposal.  The letter should be limited to three pages and include the following:

  • Legal name of organization, office and mailing address, phone number and email address of applicant contact person.
  • Date of establishment and brief history.
  • Purpose of the grant.
  • Specific amount of grant requested with itemized budget information.
  • Identification of individuals administering the project or purpose of the grant.
  • Expected goals/outcomes and time frame for use of the grant.

In addition to the 3-page proposal, please include a copy of the organization’s 501(c)(3) IRS determination letter.


The Foundation adheres to two deadlines for applications:

  • Proposals submitted by May 1 will receive a response either asking for additional information, or notice that the proposal will continue to be considered along with others, or notice that the proposal is declined.
  • Proposals submitted by August 1 will receive a response, but will not have the opportunity to submit additional information prior to board consideration.

Organizations will receive notice of grant award or decline in September.

The Foundation’s grants most often range in size from $10,000 to a maximum of $30,000 and are expected to be used in the ensuing calendar year.  Grantees are requested to submit a closing report on the grant soon after the funds are used.

The general delivery email address on the website is NOT able to accept attachments.  Please do not attempt to submit a proposal through the general delivery email. 

It is strongly recommended that grant applicants submit the initial proposal no later than May 1 so the Proposal Evaluation Committee can request additional information if necessary before the August 1 deadline for final submissions.