A formal application will be scheduled when the meeting confirms the Foundation's interest in the project. The timing of the application depends upon several factors:
Small grants, amounts under $15,000, can be processed much quicker. Often such grants can be reviewed in as little as 1 to 2 months.
- The timing of the project
- The amount of the request
- The Foundation's current commitments and budget
Grants over $15,000 must go to a full board meeting. It often takes from 6 to 9 months from the time a proposal letter arrives to when a formal application can be reviewed by the Foundation's board of directors. While the Foundation seeks to be timely, it also balances the volume of requests with the timing of projects. Generally, the Foundation will want to see a significant amount of a project cost raised before proceeding with a formal application.
See the Helps page for more information about gauging the amount of your request.