How to Apply & Application Deadlines

How to Apply for Funding

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Foundation staff are in the process of revising our application format, dates, and guidelines to better reflect our new strategic direction. As such, our next application deadline has not been determined. We are currently reviewing our March 2017 applications and hope to announce changes to our application format, deadlines, and guidelines sometime this spring. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any trouble this may have caused.

New Strategic Direction 

As noted above, the new grantmaking guidelines that reflect the Foundation's new strategic direction, announced in May, 2015, have gone into effect. The Foundation will have three grantmaking application deadlines in 2016. If you have any questions or need to submit a grant report on a previous grant, please contact Shani Pankam at

Letters of Interest may be submitted at any time.