As of September 2023, we have transitioned to a new grantee portal. This means that all Letters of Intent and Grant Applications must be submitted through the Foundation’s grantee portal according to the information below.

Step 1: Eligibility

Please review the eligibility page here prior to beginning the application process to ensure your organization and request is eligible for consideration.

Step 2: Letter of Intent (LOI)

All organizations seeking to apply for a grant must first submit an LOI to the Foundation. The LOI is required even if your organization has received funding from us in the past.

LOI Instructions:

Start a Letter of Intent in our GivingData portal.

Once you access the URL, you will be prompted to do to the following:

  • Create a user account.
  • Enter your tax identification number.
  • Complete the Letter of Intent

You may save the form at any time to complete later.

In your LOI, you will be asked to share in 750 words or less (1) the purpose of the organization, (2) the population being served, and (3) the focus of the funding request.

There are no deadlines for submission of a Letter of Intent, but please note that an LOI does not satisfy the requirement that completed grant proposals must be submitted by the published deadlines. If you have any questions, please contact Holly Bills at:

Step 3: Grant Proposal

Eligible applicants will receive the link to complete the full application, which will automatically be populated with the information submitted through the LOI process. 

You may save the form at any time to complete later.

Grant proposals will require additional information on the applicant organization and the request itself. Please see below for a summary of the information that will be needed.

Information on the Applicant Organization:

  • Name and address.
  • Statement of mission and a brief history of the organization.
  • Brief overview of programs, services and people served, including the number of persons served and the racial composition of persons served.
  • Description of facilities and staff, including the racial and gender composition of staff.
  • Board of Directors roster, including employment affiliation of board members, and overall racial and gender composition of the Board of Directors.
  • Current strategic plan.
  • As available, any outcome studies on program impact.
  • As appropriate, accreditation information on organization and/or programs.
  • Current operating budget and a year-to-date financial statement.
  • Recent financial audit. (If audit for the most recently completed fiscal year is not yet available, submit an unaudited, year-end financial statement for that year and a financial audit for the previous year.)
  • A copy of the organization’s 501(c)(3) certification letter from IRS (if not previously submitted with an LOI).

Information on the Proposed Project:

  • Why the project is needed and the anticipated impact it will have on the organization, the people that it serves and the community.
  • How the project relates to the organization’s strategic plan and priorities.
  • Brief overview of project plan and timetable.
  • Project budget.
  • Summary of funding commitments secured to date for the project.
  • Anticipated impact of project on the organization’s future operating budget (i.e., a pro forma that estimates future expenses and revenues).
  • Amount of funds requested from this Foundation.

Meetings and site visits will be scheduled with applicant organizations by the Foundation as appropriate.

Upcoming Deadline for Grant Proposals

The Trustees meet three times a year – generally in February, June and October – to consider grant proposals. The deadlines for grant proposals are as listed in the table below. If you have any questions, please contact Holly Bills at:

To Be Considered For The Trustee Meeting In: Applications Must Be Received By:
February 2024 Deadline has passed
June 2024 Monday, March 25, 2024
October 2024 Wednesday, July 31, 2024