The foundation currently is not accepting unsolicited proposals.
The foundation only invites organizations to apply if they are closely aligned with its philanthropic mission. The foundation funds general operating support, capital support, project support and event and table sponsorships. The foundation generally will not consider more than one request from an organization in any 12-month period.
The foundation will, on limited occasions, consider proposals for multi-year grants but generally discourages grantees from seeking funding for a period of more than three years. When the foundation elects to make multi-year grants, installment payments beyond the first year are generally contingent and conditioned upon, among other items, compliance with grant purpose and requirements, grantee overall performance to goal and satisfaction of agreed upon reporting requirements.
Once an application has been accepted for consideration, an organization will be notified if further information is needed and a site visit or interview may be scheduled by foundation staff. While foundation staff facilitates the review of the application, all grant-making authority rests with the Board of Directors of the foundation.
The foundation considers complete applications on a rolling basis and the Board of the foundation meets quarterly to review such applications. Applicants are generally notified of funding decisions no later than thirty days following each quarterly Board meeting. Occasionally, in its discretion, the Board may defer funding decisions on applications until its next quarterly meeting.
All organizations seeking grants from the Foundation must prove tax-exempt eligibility under 501(c)(3) of the United States Tax Code. An organization that has applied for 501(c)(3) status but has not yet received a ruling from the Internal Revenue Service may not apply.