Yes, guided by our charter, the Foundation has established several Core Funding Areas.
Yes, each funding cycle begins with the submission and review of an Online Funding Inquiry (OFI) and Full Proposal according to our grantmaking calendar.
Yes. However, individuals often find it more convenient to administer a grant through their organization, or are required to do so by their employer.
Typically no. The Foundation generally funds specific projects and favors proposals where the applicant has sought or secured partial funding from other sources.
Generally the Foundation does not provide grants for any of these forms of support.
In 2012, the Foundation approved 178 new grants with an average size of $970,000. In 2013, the Foundation again approved 178 new grants with an average size of $886,000. Individual grants vary greatly in amount. Our smallest active grant is about $30,000 and our largest is just over $10 million.
The grant duration is often up to three years. In rare instances the Foundation may support a project for up to five years. The Foundation will not fund any project for more than five years.
No, you should submit an Online Funding Inquiry (OFI). Visits to the Foundation are rarely necessary and only by our request.