Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to contact the foundation prior to sending a request?

No. You may go ahead and send in a formal request without prior consultation.

How do I know if I am approved?

Grants are awarded on a quarterly basis, typically in March, July, October and December. Approved requests are notified within two weeks of each meeting. On occasion, the board will hold over requests and keep them under consideration until the following meeting. 

What is an appropriate amount to ask for when submitting a request?

It is up to each organization to decide their needs when it comes to a specific amount. 

Does the foundation fund general operating expenses?

The foundation prefers not to fund general operating expenses, but will consider it on a case-by-case basis.

Does the foundation fund multi-year grants?

We primarily give single year grants, but are open to funding multi-year grants.

Can I set up a meeting with a board member?

The board members set up meetings with organizations at their own discretion.

If my application is declined, can I apply again?

Yes. Even if you are declined, you are allowed to apply the following year and subsequent years. However, if your organization has not been approved after several years of applying, it is highly unlikely it will be approved in the future.