I just started a nonprofit organization. May I apply for a grant?
Yes. You may apply for a Good Samaritan grant. If your application is approved, the Foundation may require a fiscal sponsor. More information is available in Grant Opportunities.

After I submit a Letter of Inquiry, when can I expect to hear from you?
We will respond within two weeks.

What questions are asked on the Letter of Inquiry and application forms?
Please see the Letter of Inquiry questions and grant application questions on the Resource page.

How much should I request?
Good Samaritan grants have a $10,000 limit. Responsive grants do not have a limit; their amounts are based on a range of factors. Budget considerations include:
1. Is this a reasonable cost for the proposed project?
2. Is the project budget proportional to the total organizational budget?
3. Are there other funding sources that could cover all or part of this project?

What happens after I submit my application?
1. Foundation staff review the application and contact your organizations with questions and produce a written summary. 
2. The application and summary are reviewed by the Foundation’s distribution committee to determine funding recommendations. 
3. The distribution committee presents its recommendations to the full Board of Directors at the Board’s next meeting, and the Board votes on whether to fund the request and at what level.
4. You will be notified of the Board’s decision after their vote.

If my organization’s application is declined, can we re-apply for future funding?
Yes, you may resubmit a Letter of Inquiry at any time.

If my organization is awarded a grant, when can we re-apply for future funding?
You may apply for another grant to begin when the current grant period ends. Please note that continued funding is not guaranteed.