After an overwhelming response to our 2015 call for grant applications (thanks all!), we’re adapting the process for 2016. We welcome your feedback as we try something new and consider how we can improve the experience for all involved.
This cycle we’re starting with Letters of Inquiry. In order to accommodate holidays and our grant committee members commitments in their daily lives outside the foundation, we’ve set the first deadline in this next cycle for November 1. We’ll review these requests and invite a select number of organizations to submit a full application in January/February. Currently our board of trustees meets once a year in the summer and we traditionally vote on grants when we’re all together. Admittedly, this makes for a pretty long grant cycle. We hope this won’t put off potential partners in our communities and we welcome feedback for the future. And remember to submit your LOI this week! Visit our grant page for more details. I’m looking forward to reading your proposals!