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Grantmaking Calendar

The Foundation invites you to submit your project ideas for consideration by completing an Online Funding Inquiry (OFI). OFIs are reviewed during specific times of the year. In some years, OFI deadlines are tied to the size of the financial request.
 
Small Grants
 
Small Grants are defined as requests for $217,400 (USD) or less. The threshold for small grants was established by the Foundation’s Charter and is adjusted periodically for inflation. The small OFI deadline for 2017 is August 31 with decisions communicated no later than the end of September. Please note that while the Foundation is committed to providing a decision by the specified dates, we may review and decision an OFI early depending upon staff workload.
 
The Full Proposal stage for small grants is not governed by any specific calendar. Instead, staff will invite Full Proposals with customized due dates that are influenced by the project’s anticipated start date, the internal workload of staff, and budget considerations.
 
Small Grants Calendar:
 
  2016 Cycle 4 2017 Cycle
OFI Deadline November 30, 2016 August 31, 2017
OFI Decision December 30, 2016 September 29, 2017
FP Deadline Variable Variable
Funding Decision Variable Variable
 
Large Grants 
 
Large Grants are defined as requests for more than $217,400 (USD). The threshold for large grants was established by the Foundation’s Charter and is adjusted periodically for inflation. The large OFI deadline for 2017 is August 31 with decisions communicated no later than the end of September.  
 
The Full Proposal for all large grants will be due by January of the following year. All funding decisions for large grants will be communicated by early June.
 
Large Grants Calendar:
 
  2017 Cycle
OFI Deadline August 31, 2017
OFI Decision September 29, 2017
FP Deadline January 31, 2018
Funding Decision June 8, 2018
 

 

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