This process hosts two cycles per year, intending to fund larger initiatives with wide-reaching and longer term community impact. The process occurs in two stages for each cycle, beginning with submission of a Letter of Intent (LOI) and followed by an invitation to submit a full application.
- Letter of Intent Deadline: Dec 1, June 1
- Full Application (by Invitation) Deadline: January 8, July 1
- Decision Notification: mid-January, mid-July
- Request Range: over $20,000
Priority given to requests that indicate support from multiple funding sources, demonstrate plans for sustainability, indicate collaborative partnerships and employ evidence-based approaches with measurable outcomes (where applicable).
Review Process: Letters of Intent (LOI) will be reviewed by the Foundation’s Board of Directors. Applicants will be contacted by Foundation staff and invited to submit full applications, which may include some direction as to the request amount.
Once the full application has been received, staff will schedule each applicant to present to a panel of Board members.
- Date/Time TBD- week of January 18
- Date/Time TBD- week of July 12
This panel will consider requests from several applicants at one time. They will make funding recommendations to the full Board of Directors for final approval.
Types of Requests: All requests must be charitable in nature as defined by the I.R.S. and contribute directly to the mission of the applicant. Requests can include but are not limited to: new and highly collaborative approaches to addressing significant community needs, projects that provide a significant economic impact on the region, and large-scale capital improvements.
Contact: If you have questions or need assistance throughout any part of the grant request process please contact Liz Jones, Community Impact Officer email@example.com or Michelle Tambascio, Program Associate firstname.lastname@example.org.