Grant Amounts and Duration

Organizations may apply for grant support from $1,000 to $10,000 for a maximum of three years. The foundation does not support indirect costs for grant administration, endowment funds, capital improvements, or general operating expenses.


Letter of Intent

A Letter of Intent is required before a grant application can be approved. The letter should be two typewritten pages describing the organization, the program for which funding is requested, the total budget, the portion of the budget for which foundation funds are being requested, and other funding sources committed to the project. Deadline submission for the Letter of Intent is December 31 each year. Receipt of your letter will be acknowledged. If the foundation finds the request appropriate and within the scope of our mission, an invitation to submit an application will follow.

Completed applications must be postmarked by February 15 each year. Funding decisions are made at the April meeting of the Board of Directors. Applicants will be notified as to the status of their proposals by the end of May.

Grants are generally paid in installments beginning on a project start date after June 1, the beginning of the foundation's fiscal year.


Review Process

Foundation staff reviews applications before they are submitted to independent reviewers for additional evaluation. Reviewers rotate each year and are selected from professionals in the field, including former grant recipients. The Board of Directors review selected applications and make the final determination of annual proramming. Reviewers' comments are not available to applicants.



Application Requirements

Grant support is provided to non-profit, tax exempt organizations as defined under section 501 (c) (3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. The foundation will review proposals submitted by tax exempt organizations that assume legal, fiscal, and administrative responsibility for approved grants.