How to Apply

Step One

All prospective grantees must first answer a series of questions to determine whether your organization is eligible to apply for a grant. As of July 29, 2020, the Foundation has updated its guidelines and priorities, including instructions for arts and cultural organizations and capital requests.

If, after reviewing this website, with particular attention to the Grant Guidelines and the Resource Center, you believe that your organization fits within the Foundation’s current funding priorities and interests, please complete the Foundation’s eligibility quiz.

All prospective grantees must first take the eligibility quiz.

Step Two

If the Foundation determines from the eligibility quiz that the project request is within the Foundation’s priorities and interests, the organization will be provided with the instructions and forms required to prepare and submit a formal, online application. 


Please note that our application has changed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The application now consists of a short-form Letter of Inquiry which the Foundation’s staff anticipates should take you no more than one to two hours 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. In addition, a comparison of demand for and delivery of programs and services before COVID-19 versus your current operations and program delivery.
  • Specific amount you are requesting from the Foundation
  • Current operating budget
  • Most recent audited financials
  • 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 two years.)
  • If applicable:
    • Explanation of audit and/or pending legal action(s)