The Foundation is now accepting Letters of Inquiry submitted through our online portal. Once an applicant has created an account, all of the information required can be entered into the online form. The applicant will receive a confirmation email and a copy of the contents of the submitted Letter of Inquiry. The system allows for applicants to begin a letter, stop at any time during the process, and pick up were they left off at a later time (within 120 days) without losing any previously entered information. Once a letter has been submitted, no further action on the part of the applicant is required. Visit our Grants section for more information and a direct link to the portal.
The Foundation's next Distribution Committee meeting is scheduled for December 1, 2015. All of the proposals for the December meeting have been requested. Letters of Inquiry received on or before December 31, 2015 and accepted for submission of a full proposal will be considered at the March 2016 meeting. Agencies submitting Letters of Inquiry received in the two weeks prior to the deadline dates may have less time to complete a proposal if a proposal is requested by the Foundation.
On September 9, 2015 the Foundation’s Distribution Committee approved $2,603,400 of grants to 35 organizations. These grants included $425,000 for arts activities; $10,000 related to public libraries; $150,000 to public museums; $190,000 to agencies providing character development of youth programs; $415,000 to agencies providing services relating to child abuse prevention; $210,000 for programs serving individuals with disabilities; $740,000 for illness related services; $120,000 for programs serving the elderly; $93,400 for the prevention of cruelty to animals; and $250,000 for protection of natural areas. The details on these and other grants by the Foundation may be found in the Awarded Grants section of this website.
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