The John Templeton Foundation closed its 2019 Online Funding Inquiry (OFI) application window on August 16, 2019. The Foundation received 2,058 OFIs totaling over $1 billion in requests from 94 countries, with an average request amount of $490,000. After careful review, 8.4% of the OFIs received will be invited to submit Full Proposals.
“Thanks to everyone who submitted inquiries this year to the John Templeton Foundation,” said Kimon Sargeant, Vice President of Programs. “We are pleased to see so much interest in our mission and priorities. To honor that interest, the Foundation staff places great importance on reviewing every request and evaluating its promise in light of current goals, potential impact, and the availability of funds. Regretfully, due to the number of inquiries and limited staff, we cannot provide each applicant with specific feedback about declined requests.”
OFIs for the 2020 funding cycle are currently being accepted. To learn more about the Foundation’s grantmaking process, including key dates, please visit our Apply for a Grant page.