Submit a Letter of Inquiry
We accept inquiries throughout the year. Please note that the Foundation does not fund individuals, scholarships, direct services, or international projects.
Applicants must submit letters of inquiry through the Foundation’s online application system. Letters of inquiry that are not submitted through the online application system will not be considered.
In order to submit a letter of inquiry, applicants must create an account and complete the online letter of inquiry form. The letter should contain facts and figures about the organization, describe its mission and explain the purpose of the request, including the Foundation program under which a grant is being requested. Please read the Letter of Inquiry Content Guide below before making your submission.
Once a letter of inquiry arrives at the Foundation, our staff determines whether the proposed project fits the Foundation’s funding guidelines. Please read the program guidelines carefully before applying. Our staff responds to letters of inquiry within 30 business days letting applicants know whether they will be invited to submit a full proposal.
Letter of Inquiry Content Guide
Each letter of inquiry should include the following information
- The organization’s official name and contact information;
- A proposal title;
- A narrative description (4,500 characters or less) of your organization and work proposed, which should include the following: a) your organization’s mission and work; b) the problem(s) to be addressed by the proposal; c) the work to be performed; and d) the specific goals sought.
To begin a new LOI online submission, click here.
Scheduling LOI Submissions
LOIs are accepted on a rolling basis. If, after review, a full proposal is invited, applicants will be assigned a deadline for the proposal submission.