Review of Your Letter of Inquiry
When your Letter of Inquiry arrives at the Foundation, staff will review it. You will be notified by letter whether or not you should submit a proposal.
Preparing a Grant Proposal
We only review grant proposals from applicants that have been requested by the Foundation. If you are asked to submit a proposal, you will be sent the appropriate application package with your letter of notification.
Review of Grant Applications
We evaluate proposals on the following criteria: relationship to the Foundation's mission, focus, and program goals; a proposal's reflection of thoughtful and careful planning; the organization's record of sound fiscal management; and the organization's likelihood to meet its objectives. For those whose proposals the Foundation requests, staff will schedule a site visit to meet with your key staff, board members, and, in some instances, your constituency. Afterward, if your proposal is determined to meet the Foundation's guidelines and satisfy all review criteria, it will be submitted to the Distribution Committee for consideration. You will be notified by letter of the approval or disapproval of your grant proposal within two weeks after the meeting at which the Distribution Committee considers your proposal.