Applicants must complete and submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) by August 15th each year (The deadline for the 2020 Grants Process has been extended until August 18, 2019. The process will close automatically at 11:59 pm.) LOIs must be submitted online through our Grant Portal. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Applicants will be notified by late September if their LOI has been accepted.

Successful applicants will be invited to submit a complete grant request by mid-October. (For the 2020 Process, applications above $20,000 are due October 24th.  For applications under $20,000, the due date is November 3rd. Both will close at 11:59 pm on the aforementioned dates.)

Selected requests will be scheduled for site visits by members of the Grants Committee between December and April. Grants are awarded on a rolling basis from December through May.

Applicants MUST notify the Foundation if there are any changes to the grant request after the proposal is submitted and before a scheduled site visit.

Priorities for funding will vary from time to time. Even though a project meets established criteria, it may not be selected for visitation because of limited funds or other reasons.

If a grant is awarded, the recipients will be advised of the amount and complete terms of the grant after the Grants Committee review.

Recipients are required to sign a Grant Contract. (Conditions of the contract should be reviewed before submitting an application.)

At the conclusion of the funded project, grantees are required to complete a Grant Accountability Report online detailing how the funds were used.

When a grant is awarded covering less than the total cost of the requested capital item or project, Foundation funds may not be released until all monies needed to purchase the item or complete the project are in hand.

The decisions of the Grants Committee are final.