The Foundation accepts and processes applications for grants throughout the year.
The Foundation has an online application and reporting process. All prospective grantees must first answer a series of questions to determine whether your organization is eligible to apply for a new grant. As of June 2017, the Foundation has updated its guidelines regarding capital requests, as explained further in the FAQ section. If, after reviewing this website, with particular attention to the FAQ section and Application Procedures/Grants Not Supported section, you believe that your organization fits within the Foundation's current funding priorities and interests, please complete the Foundation's eligibility quiz at the following link:
If the Foundation determines from the eligibility quiz that the project request is within the Foundation's priorities and interests, the applicant will be provided with the instructions and forms required to prepare and submit a formal, online application. If your organization has passed the eligibility quiz and is returning to complete an in-progress application, please visit the following link:
Regrettably, the availability of grant funds permits a favorable response to only a limited number of requests. If the Foundation does not fund your request at this time, it should not be considered an indication of the Foundation's lack of appreciation for the merit and worthiness of either the proposal or the organization seeking support.
If you are a current grantee, please refer to our FAQ section for information about how to submit your report online.
Generally, the staff of the Foundation will initiate meetings to discuss letters of inquiry or formal applications and schedule site visits (communication with Foundation Directors is discouraged). Completing the eligibility quiz and if provided, the formal application, is the preferred means of initial contact for specific proposals. General inquiries to the Foundation are always welcome.