New applicants - The Foundation requires that new applicants (not current grantees) complete a Letter of Inquiry (LOI). Please complete the “New Applicants” form to submit your LOI. You will receive a confirmation email when your form is complete. We will review your application and get back to you with a reply. If the work proposed is of interest and/or fits into one of our program areas, we will invite a full proposal. Returning applicants (who received a grant the previous year) do not need to submit a LOI.
Returning grantees – Please complete the “Returning Grantees” application. Your proposal must describe both the purpose for which the grant is solicited and a brief evaluation process in a clear and precise manner. Shorter descriptions are preferred to longer descriptions, and a brief Executive Summary of the proposal must be included. The Executive Summary is an especially important part of the proposal, as it is the best vehicle for an organization to present the nature and intent of their project directly to the Board of Directors. The summary should be concise and should include mention of both recent and future projects. In addition to the narrative, you will need the following materials to complete your application.
financial statements (preferably audited)
list of Board of Directors and their affiliations
IRS tax exemption 501(c)(3) certification letter or an equivalency document for non-U.S. based organizations (obtained in-country)
other sources and amounts of institutional support (past, present, and anticipated future); and
qualifications of key personnel