Application Process

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Application Process

Please note that in 2013, the Trust moved to a one-step proposal process and will no longer accept preliminary proposals.

Before submitting a proposal, the Trust requires that a representative from your organization consult with a program officer at least a month prior to the proposal deadline. (See Funding Cycle Deadlines)

Before you get started!

Step 1

Read the Grant Guidelines and Frequently Asked Questions to determine what the Trust will and will not fund, including our program funding interests and priority areas.

Step 2

Consult with Trust Staff. The Trust requires that a representative from your organization consult with a program officer at least a month prior to submitting a proposal.

Step 3

Trust staff will email a representative from your organization, after consulting about the proposed request, and provide instructions.

Step 4

Organizations directed to complete a proposal for funding may do so through the Trust’s website. The Trust only accepts proposals submitted through its website. Materials required in the proposal include an eight-page narrative addressing provided questions, including a logic model. Supplemental documents include detailed budget information, the IRS 990 form, business plan, strategic plan, financial statements and letters of support.

Please note:
The invitation to submit a full proposal does not guarantee selection as a grantee.