The Public Welfare Foundation has a two-step application process that includes both a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) and a full proposal. We invite full proposals after reviewing letters of inquiry. We only consider full proposals we have invited that fit within the program guidelines and available resources.
- Step 1: Submit a LOI.
- Step 2: If invited, submit a full proposal.
Please note that we have allocated available funds for this fiscal year and are unable to accept any new funding requests at this time. The LOI process will re-open in October as we start a new fiscal year. Thank you for your interest in partnering with Public Welfare Foundation.
Submit a Letter of Inquiry
We accept inquiries throughout the year. Letters of Inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis. Please note that the Foundation does not fund individuals, scholarships, 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. Please read more about the work we fund in Criminal Justice and Youth Justice before applying.
OUR LOI PROCESS IS NOW CLOSED FOR FY2020.
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
- Total organization budget
- Request amount
- 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.
Please email email@example.com for any other questions about applying that are not answered here.