Application Procedures

Please note: The Foundation is implementing an online application process for grant proposals.  Please check back in March 2024 and look for a link to submit your request.

The proposal should include the following:

  • Legal name of organization, office and mailing address, phone number and email address of applicant contact person.
  • Date of establishment, mission and brief history.
  • Purpose and goals of the grant; identification of partners and collaborators.
  • Specific amount of grant requested with itemized budget information, sources of support and plans for sustainability.
  • Identification of individuals administering the project.
  • Measurable outcomes and time frame for use of the grant.

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.

It is strongly recommended that grant applicants submit the proposal no later than May 1 allowing the Proposal Evaluation Committee time to request additional information if necessary before the final August 1 deadline.

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 following calendar year.  Grantees are requested to submit a closing report detailing measurable outcomes, progress on achieving goals and plans for sustainability of the grant within one year after the date of the award, or soon after the funds are used.