Grant Guidelines

We urge applicants to review our grant guidelines before submitting a proposal. Applications that do not conform to the required format will not be considered. We welcome questions about the foundation and potential applications. Again, we urge applicants to ask those questions before investing time in the application process. Phone calls and emails are encouraged.

Please click here to download the guidelines as a pdf. [Revised September 2018]


The Grantsmanship Center News, included a proposal checklist (1979) as part of a much longer piece entitled “Planning Programs and Proposal Writing.” We use this checklist today to evaluate applications. You would be well served to use the following outline and suggestions while constructing your request—whether you’re writing one sentence to address each issue or much longer descriptions. For applications that require a specific structure, a good proposal still finds a way to address each of these issues.

Proposal Checklist
Sample Budget