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!
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.
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.
Trust staff will email a representative from your organization, after consulting about the proposed request, and provide instructions.
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.
The invitation to submit a full proposal does not guarantee selection as a grantee.