For Grant Seekers
Types of Grants
The foundation has provided five types of grants in the following areas: Peace Education, and Social Justice. In addition, the foundation may make in-kind grants for the use of space in its headquarters building. The foundation does not provide grants for propagandizing, influencing legislation and/or elections, promoting voter registration, for political candidates, political campaigns or organizations engaged in political activities. The foundation provides grants to publicly funded, 501(c)(3) organizations. Grants may be single year grants or multi-year grants.
The application process is a two step process. The first step is to submit a Letter of Intent (as defined below). The second step is to submit a full grant proposal if requested by the foundation.
Grant applicants should submit a letter of intent to submit a proposal (“Letter of Intent”) consisting of the following:
1. A one or two page narrative including the following information:
(a) A statement on the mission, purpose and history of the proposed grantee organization.
(b) A summary of the activities for which the proposed grantee organization is requesting support, including:
(i) A description of the problem or opportunity the activities seek to address;
(ii) An outline of the objectives; and
(iii) The anticipated outcomes and the benchmarks for success.
(c) A description of the status of the program (the date established or starting date and the anticipated duration).
(d) Financial information, including:(i) The total amount of funding needed for the activities;
(ii) The amount requested from the foundation; and
(iii) Information about other sources of support, both assured and requested.
2. A budget for the project for which funding is requested.
3. A copy of the proposed grantee organization’s IRS determination letter, if a United States organization.
Except as otherwise accepted under extraordinary circumstances, Letters of Intent are accepted from May 1 until June 30 of the preceding year before the grant’s proposed start date. All letters are first reviewed to determine if the request for funding falls within the foundation’s initiatives. Those deemed to fall outside of the foundation’s initiatives are immediately declined. Requests that are within the initiatives are then reviewed to determine the following: (i) the priority level of the proposed activity in light of the foundation’s goals; (ii) the impact of the potential results of the activities; and (iii) the availability of foundation funds.
When a Letter of Intent is closely aligned with the foundation’s initiatives, priorities, and goals, the foundation may request a full proposal or, in some cases, additional information. Proposals should be submitted to the foundation only upon request.