If you believe your project idea is related to one or more Core Funding Areas or Funding Priorities, you may indicate that you are “unsure.” The “unsure” option is the last category listed under the Core Funding Areas request type.
If you answer “yes” to one or more of the prescreen questions, it is unlikely that the Foundation will fund your request.
Yes, they do include both spaces and punctuation.
The OFI is a short introduction to your proposed project. If the Foundation is interested in learning more about your proposed project, we will invite you to submit a Full Proposal. The Full Proposal will provide you with significantly more space to describe your project.
The OFI form accepts plain text only; it does not support special characters. If special characters (such as formulas) are required to describe your project, you may attach a document with information supplementing your project description.
The fields with an asterisk () are required to complete the OFI; all other fields are optional.
After completing all required fields, proceed to the “Review and Submit” page. At the bottom of that page you may click “Mark for Submission” to send it to the Foundation.
No, once submitted your Online Funding Inquiry will become read-only and you will not be able to edit it further.
No, once an Inquiry has been submitted you will need to contact the Foundation via the Contact Us form on our website.
Generally the Foundation reviews all Online Funding Inquiries during a specified window of time. Please visit our grantmaking calendar to learn more about OFI review dates.
The Foundation will review all Online Funding Inquiries. For those that we feel offer the greatest potential for advancing Sir John Templeton’s philanthropic vision, we will issue an invitation to complete a Full Proposal. Please note that Full Proposals are by invitation only.
You will receive an e-mail acknowledgement that your OFI was received, and you can check the status of your OFI inside the Templeton Portal.
No. Because of the large number of OFI’s we receive, the Foundation is unable to provide specific feedback.
Yes. You may submit more than one Online Funding Inquiry if you have more than one project for which you are seeking funding. Each OFI must be completed in full.
The Foundation has a required Full Proposal form that will be sent to those grant-seekers whose OFI’s have been accepted. Please note that Full Proposals are by invitation only.