How to Apply

The Foundation is transitioning to a new application and grants management system. During the transition, we will be unable to accept new applications. Our application process will re-open in mid-January 2022. If you have an application in process, please save your work locally, to be uploaded in the new system upon re-opening, as our application questions will remain the same.

If you are a new or returning applicant, please check this page after mid-January 2022 for updates on how to access our new system. Thank you for your patience as we transition to a new and improved system.

Although we are transitioning systems, our grant application process will remain the same. Required materials and information are listed on this page.

REQUIRED INFORMATION

Please note that our application has changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery. The application consists of a short-form Letter of Inquiry which the Foundation’s staff anticipates should not take you long to complete. If eligible to submit an application, the following information/documents will be required for submission online:

  • Brief description of your organization’s current circumstances (financial, programmatic, operational/administrative capacity to continue services, etc.) and how your work, staff, and constituents are being impacted by COVID-19.
  • Number of unduplicated individuals served by organization annually (Please include a comparison of numbers served PRE-COVID-19 versus your current numbers served)
  • Specific amount you are requesting from the Foundation
  • List of current board of directors (including professional affiliations)
  • Current organizational operating budget and, if available, projected organizational operating budget
  • Most recent audited financials
  • Most recent IRS Form 990
  • IRS Exemption Letter
  • Funding History (a list of foundations or other non-government funders who have made significant grants to your organization within the past 24 months. Please indicate the year awarded and if the grant is multi-year)
  • If applicable:
    • Explanation of audit and/or pending legal action(s)