Grantseekers should first review the grant guidelines to determine if their approach and funding needs are consistent with the Foundation's interests. Organizations which believe that there may be mutual interests are strongly encouraged to discuss their ideas with Foundation staff before submitting a proposal. As time allows, the Foundation is also willing to provide feedback on a draft proposal before it is finalized.
Grant applications are considered twice a year, at the June and December board meetings. For consideration in June, proposals are due on June 1. For consideration in December, proposals are due on December 1.
Proposals should be submitted in writing using the Foundation's two-page application form, plus a narrative, financial information, and other materials specified on the application. Two complete copies of the full proposal and all supporting materials should be submitted. Recipients will be notified of the grant decision within three weeks of the board meeting.
Proposals that are funded generally have interim and final reporting requirements including both narrative and financial information.