Application process

Every proposal to the Foundation should begin with a proposal letter. This process is the same for new applicants and for past grantees. 

The Foundation believes that the proposal letter offers organizations the best opportunity to tell their story and to facilitate our review. 

One

Proposal letter

Proposal letters are a way for organizations to tell their story and for the Foundation to evaluate its interest.

There are no deadlines; proposal letters are reviewed throughout the year.

See the Proposal letters page for more information including a Model Proposal Letter that you can download for review. 
Two

Foundation Meeting

Proposal letters that are of interest to the Foundation result in either a site visit or a meeting in our office.
 
For more information about such meetings, please click here.
Three

Formal application

The meeting with the Foundation usually results in scheduling a formal application. 

That timing is determined by several factors including our giving budget, the project timeline, and other factors.