Release Aging People from Prison - Spring 2019 COMMUNITY ORGANIZING
Photo Credit: Walter Hergt
The current grant cycle is closed. Grant announcements will be posted on November 29, 2021, as will deadline dates for the spring cycle.

  • I’ve read the What We Fund and What We Don’t, Areas of Funding, and FAQs sections and my application meets the grant criteria.
  • My submission is to make a new idea real and sustainable.
  • I am submitting an application on behalf of a 501c3 or I have a US-based fiscal sponsor. For grantees in Palestine/Israel, either a US-based fiscal sponsor or registered status as NGO in Israel is acceptable.
  • My organization has an annual budget under 1 million dollars.
  • My submission is to cover activities that will occur within 1 year.
  • My submission is not for a religious activity, nor is it to support lobbying or election campaigns.

The Application Process:

  • 1

    Create an Account: To begin the application process, you will be asked to create an account with a username and password. Once submitted, you can log back on to see the status of your application. If you have applied for a grant before, you can log into your existing profile.

  • 2

    Basic Questionnaire: You will be asked to respond to a few basic questions to see if you meet the foundation’s basic criteria for a grant.

  • 3

    Letter of Intent Form: If you meet our grant criteria you will be asked to fill out and submit our Letter of Intent form. This is a short form where you will describe your project and answer a few basic questions.

  • 4

    Application: We will review your Letter of Intent form. If we invite you to submit a full application you will be notified by email. (This step is intended to ensure that you only spend time on an application if it has a chance of being funded.) The application will ask further questions and request that you submit some documents. If you are having trouble submitting documents as pdfs, please see the FAQs. for more information on how to do this.

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    Notification: You will receive an email notifying you whether or not your application has been funded within a few days of the grant announcements posted on our website.