We hope you'll spend time reading about the Foundation's guidelines and priority interests in our three focus areas of education, environment, and health. You can also review our grant history. Hopefully, this information will provide enough context to help you draw general conclusions about your organization's eligibility. The Foundation's staff is also glad to answer questions and talk with you in more detail about your eligibility and fit.
You are welcome to call the Foundation with questions and to explore your interest in submitting a Letter of Inquiry.
Please do not include collateral materials such as press kits, annual reports, or folders with your Letter of Inquiry. These materials are expensive to produce and they are not needed for our review of your LOI.
Yes. While audited financials are preferred, we will accept year-end Profit & Loss statements for your most recent fiscal year and an operating budget for the current year in lieu of audited financials.
The Foundation's application must be completed in full including submission of all requested attachments. Most applicants choose to complete the application using the pdf version of the Application Form but you are welcome to provide the same information using a Word document. If you choose to use a Word document, please double-check your work to ensure that you do not inadvertently omit information requested in the Application Form (including attachments).
Please provide the name and contact information of the person to whom we should direct questions about your application or requests for additional information. In larger organizations, this is usually the Development Officer. In smaller organizations, this is usually the Executive Director.
Please submit one (1) copy of all materials. They may be mailed, hand delivered, or emailed to the Foundation.
In most cases, award checks are delivered within 2 - 3 weeks of the board’s approval. If a grant has been approved on a conditional basis, the terms will be conveyed in your award letter. Once your organization has satisfied those conditions and provided documentation to the Foundation, grant payment will typically be made within 2 - 3 weeks.
In most cases, grantees are asked to wait at least six months after submitting a final grant report before approaching the Foundation with a new inquiry.
If you did not receive funding as a result of your previous proposal, you are encouraged to wait at least six months before approaching the Foundation with a new inquiry.