Step One: Letter of Intent (LOI)

Introduction

The Letter of Intent (LOI) is the first formal step in the application process. The LOI provides our staff and trustees with enough information to conduct a preliminary review of the organization and the initiative, and to define what success will look like if we provide funding. We also take this opportunity to confirm the organization’s tax status and contact information, as well as to review its overall financial health, and assess any legal and financial risks associated with the grant.

Please note that receipt and review of this form does not guarantee funding for your project. You will be contacted with a decision in 4-8 weeks. 

Most of our grants come from long-term relationships and discussions. However, we also consider new inquiries from organizations that see an alignment between the work they are doing and our funding priorities.

Instructions

To begin the Letter of Intent process, please complete the following form and click “submit.” As part of the application process, you will be required to upload your organization’s current balance sheet and income & expense statement, as well as the letter from the IRS granting your 501(c)(3) status. The Budget Worksheet should also be downloaded, completed, and submitted via the “Upload” section at the bottom of this page.

Please plan to complete the form in its entirety in a single session and then click the “submit” button at the bottom when you are finished. We are unable to accept incomplete applications, and partial entries are not able to be saved for future completion. 

File Download

Please complete the form below, upload the requested materials, and click “submit.”

  • 501(c)(3) Status

  • Organization Overview

  • Initiative Lead/Individual Submitting Form

  • Executive Director/President/CEO

  • Board President

  • Proposed Initiative Overview

  • Financials

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • File Uploads

  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, pdf.
  • Download the Budget Worksheet, edit, and upload using this link.

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